Jeremy Hemsworth

National Volunteer Month - MBA Admissions Ambassadors

Thursday, April 26, 2018

There are a variety of ways in which Carlson School alumni and friends play a direct role in molding tomorrow’s business leaders through volunteerism. This National Volunteer Month, the Carlson School is shining a spotlight on some of our most dedicated volunteers and showcasing the good they do for the programs and students they assist.

Jeremy Hemsworth, ‘17 MBA, Admissions Ambassador

Carlson School: How did you get involved with the MBA Admissions Ambassador Program?
Jeremy Hemsworth: I became involved during one of the information sessions that second year students put on for incoming first years. They explained what the program was and I remembered my experience at a preview event with an ambassador as my "case coach" -- at that point I was sold, I wanted to get involved at Carlson and provide a positive experience like Anna Charles did for me.

CS: What tactics do you use to make sure a prospective MBA feels at home at the Carlson School?
I always approached them as classmates -- I asked about their weekend, their jobs, families, etc.  I tried to connect with them on a mutual contact or experience as many of the prospective students I met had Minnesota roots.  Lastly, I always took them to Starbucks in Hanson to see the true Carlson student experience.

CS: Why do you feel it’s important to give your time to the Carlson School and its students?
I believe it's part of the investment in my education -- to pay it forward as those before me have done.  My experience would not have been as wonderful if students like me in years past weren't there to give back.  I feel like if I didn't give back to Carlson, I'd be fleecing future students.