Abigail Doeksen, ’18 BSB, and Emerald Egwim, ’18 BSB, were both named to Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest Business Majors for undergraduates in the Class of 2018. They were two of 100 business students chosen from the top programs across the country.

Doeksen, a Finance and Accounting major from Stillwater, Minnesota, will be working at Microsoft in the summer as a finance intern.

Before coming to the Carlson School, Doeksen said she didn’t understand the global impact of business. Her studies, particularly those involving international business, changed her world view and how she sees the role of business in the world.

“I love Carlson for many reasons, but one of the main reasons that comes to mind is the study abroad requirement,” she told Poets & Quants. “I took two Carlson Global Institute International courses — one in Shanghai and one in London — and they were my favorite undergrad experiences. Carlson organizes these international programs so you get to attend a lot of site visits and learn about not only the culture in other countries, but also you learn what it’s like to work there.”

Read Doeksen’s full profile on Poets & Quants.

Egwim, a Management Information Systems major from St. Paul, will work with KPMG as an IT advisory associate when she graduates.

A former walk-on for the Gophers’ track team, Egwim has become an accomplished athlete while at the University. She broke indoor and outdoor school records, won a Big Ten championship, and competed for Nigeria at the 2017 Track and Field World Championship Games.

While studying at the Carlson School, Egwin says she was most surprised by just how much businesses can change people’s lives.

“The ability to impact communities and inspire positive change in communities that need nourishment through technology, information systems, and of course working with and analyzing financial markets,” Egwim told Poets & Quants. “I have always known that studying liberal arts can lead to a direct impact on communities, but I was not so aware of the significant impact business fields can have on communities in need.”

Read Egwim’s full profile on Poets & Quants.