Going Global Fall 2015

Carlson School's Medical Industry Leadership Institute Visits Europe's Innovation Capital - Stockholm

After a successful endeavor in China in 2014, the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI), in partnership with the Carlson Global Institute, took the valuation lab model to Europe. This past summer 13 students led by faculty member and Associate Dean of MBA Programs, Steve Parente, spent two weeks in Stockholm. The course, based on the highly successful MILI Valuation Lab, was conducted in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute and the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. Carlson School students worked with 10 graduate students from the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship to evaluate five different Swedish medical-related innovations and present their findings to the inventors.

Carlson School Mentorship Program Goes Global

Each year the Carlson School's Undergraduate Business Career Center (UBCC) matches over 300 students with mentors in the business community with the goal of supporting students' exploration of career and professional development opportunities. The Carlson Global Institute partnered with the UBCC to create an opportunity for students studying abroad to be matched with alumni and friends of the Carlson School. Mentors resided in the city or region or may have spent significant time there at one point. Since launching the global matching effort two years ago, over 40 students have benefited. According to one student matched with an alumna in Norway, his mentor "helped with the development that occurs during a semester abroad. I was able to learn about Norwegian culture and discuss a wide range of topics with him. This mentorship was a highlight of my abroad experience."  

If you are interested in participating as a mentor, please contact us at cgi@umn.edu. 

2014-2015 Year in Review Published

The Carlson Global Institute published its third annual Year-in-Review in August. The report highlights new courses, milestones, and metrics for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Studies Show that Education Abroad Contributes to Career Readiness

The Institute for International Education, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "advance international education and access to education worldwide," recently compiled a set of reports that highlight the value that employers see in education abroad experiences of prospective employees.

Key findings of recent studies show:

  •  Students who studied abroad had a statistically significant higher four-year graduation rate than those who did not study abroad, particularly among underrepresented minority and low income students.
  •  60 percent of employers agree that an international study experience is a positive on a resumé. Furthermore, 72 percent of employers agree that knowing a second language adds to the appeal of a prospective employee.
  •  Study abroad alumni find jobs sooner after graduation, related to their majors, and at a higher starting salary.

To review the details of these studies, visit the IIE website.

Carlson School Undergraduate Student Discusses Her Education Abroad Experience in South Korea on Coffee with Carlson

Student Donna Southa credits her international experience in South Korea with preparing her to work effectively with international colleagues at UnitedHealth Group. Hear her story on Coffee with Carlson.

Students from Keio University Visit Carlson School for an Immersion Program on CSR and Business Ethics

keio group with m for web Last August, 16 Keio University undergraduate business students, along with a faculty leader, visited Minnesota for the first time. They spent ten days on campus participating in an immersion program hosted by the Carlson School focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics. The program was designed in collaboration with Keio University to complement class sessions and curriculum begun in Tokyo. While in Minneapolis, the students benefited from lectures by Carlson School faculty, Ian Maitland and Rand Park, visits with Minnesota firms such as Best Buy, Aveda, 3M and Mosaic, and opportunities to experience Minnesota through social and cultural activities.


Global Matters: New Videos Posted to YouTube Channel

Several videos on important global business topics have been posted to the Global Matters playlist on the Carlson School YouTube channel.  New additions include:

Remember Carlson Global Institute on Give to the Max Day, November 12

Wendy Hui Photo"This program made me realize how much I want to work in China, how beautiful this country is, and how fast it is developing. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to come here and experience such a large part of my life." - Wendy Hui, Carlson School Undergraduate and semester exchange student at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

Global Matters: A Conversation on Cuban Travel, Trade and Investment Prospects for Minnesota Businesses

Tuesday, November 10
3:00-5:30 p.m.          
Carlson School of Management

After more than five decades of political isolation and antipathy, Cuba and the U.S. are reestablishing diplomatic relations as a likely prelude to increased travel, trade, and investment by U.S. citizens and businesses. The question is no longer whether, but when, that vision will be realized.

Join U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer (6th District, Minnesota), Andrew Loder (Vice President, Global Transformation Leader for Cargill Animal Nutrition), Larry Chestler (Executive Vice-President, Business Development at Sun Country Airlines) and Rodrigo Medina (Senior Legal and Compliance Director for Latin America, Medtronic) for a conversation on when Cuba will liberalize and the business opportunities it will create for Minnesota firms.