In a recent ranking by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Minnesota placed 14th in the world in the field of Economics/Business. As a business student at the Carlson School of Management (CSOM) at the U of M, I was especially happy to hear that the school has moved up in the ranking this year.
Additionally, it is a very exciting time to be around the Carlson School of Management because next week is Business Week! Business Week is a one-week celebration focusing on Carlson students and the connection Carlson has to the business community. I am currently on the planning committee for the many events at occur throughout the week, and I am looking forward to all that Business Week has to offer!
The first event in Business Week is a case competition this Friday. A case competition involves teams of students who are put into a business situation and asked to present their proposed actions to a panel of judges. Then, on Saturday, there will be a 5K race to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis. SAFA (Student Accounting & Finance Association) is a student organization at the U of M and will be hosting the 5K.
Next Monday kicks off the rest of the week. Each morning and afternoon, there is a free breakfast and lunch in the Carlson atrium. Companies located throughout the Twin Cities, such as General Mills, Ernst and Young, Ecolab, and many others, sponsor these meals. This gives the recruiters from each company an opportunity to speak with the students who are candidates for future internships and positions within the company.
There are also evening events during the week; including the Price is Right (where tons of prizes will be given to lucky contestants!), an Etiquette Dinner, the Take it to the Bank Networking Event hosted by young alumni from The Gophers of the Last Decade (GOLD), and a Business Day Dinner. The Business Day Dinner is the culmination of Business Week and represents the collaboration between students, staff, faculty, and business professionals. To celebrate the accomplishments of the Carlson community, awards will be presented to outstanding students, faculty, and recruiters of the year. There is even a keynote speaker who connects this year's theme, "Find Your Fit," to her personal experiences and our daily lives.
To learn more about what Business Week is and about the events that will be held during the week, visit the Business Week website.If you would like to visit the U of M and the Carlson School of Management, click here to schedule your visit today!