Returning the Investment
Anna Resman, ’13 BSB, grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and majored in finance and accounting at the Carlson School, with a minor in Spanish. During her final semester, she moved to Colorado Springs and participated in the U.S. Olympic Committee internship program, where she managed marketing and digital media efforts for USA Boxing. After graduation, she worked at Accenture and did freelance communications for USA Weightlifting on the side to keep up with the sports industry. “One of the highlights included managing public relations for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and 2016 Olympic Games,” she says.
She has since moved to Boston to attend graduate school and is focused on the intersection of tech and sports and wants to transition into that space upon graduation.
Thinking back, she gives a lot of credit to the Carlson School. This, in turn, led her to joining the Investors Circle. “Carlson helped shape me into the person I am today, personally and professionally, and I am forever grateful for the experience,” she says.
Resman remembers specific highlights of her Carlson career:
Community—“The diverse community of students, professors, staff, and alumni of Carlson is unmatched,” she says. “I continue to keep in touch with many of my classmates and some of them are my closest friends today.”
Accounting and Finance Curriculum—“I was challenged to think critically and developed a fundamental understanding of how finance drives businesses, economies, and societies forward,” she says. “The curriculum is best-in-class for an undergraduate business program.”
GopherBusiness—“I was a leader for the GopherBusiness program, a week-long business camp for high school students,” she says. “It was an incredible experience to serve as a mentor to those bright, rising leaders.”
Undergraduate Business Career Center—“Through its programming, I learned about consulting and ultimately secured an internship with Accenture, which has propelled me forward to where I am today,” she says.
“I want as many young leaders as possible to have access to the same experience. Carlson chose to invest in me, and now I am choosing to invest in Carlson,” she says. “I challenge all young professionals to seriously reflect on what you have to donate—both in time and money. It feels good to give back.”
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This feature originally appeared in the Spring 2018 Carlson School Alumni Magazine.