Business Week at the Carlson School, there's nothing quite like it. During this week in the spring, hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni and recruiters mingle with one another and celebrate the school's close connections with the business community in the Twin Cities. It's a week of great events, fun opportunities to meet new people, and (you guessed it) a lot of free food for students.
Although the free food is great, there is so much more to Business Week (or B-Week) than that. B-Week is a week to celebrate the importance of business in our lives and to reinforce many of the great relationships our school has with companies across the Twin Cities. It is planned by a committee of students for all Carlson School students ("by the students for the students!"), and is one of our most anticipated weeks of the year. I've heard it described by others as a sort of 'Homecoming for Carlson,' and I think that description may have some truth to it.
Events during the week include daily breakfasts and lunches sponsored by corporate partners, events run by student organizations, an etiquette dinner, a networking event with young alumni, and the final Business Day Dinner. At this final dinner, we bring in a leader from the business community to speak with our dinner guests about their story in the business world. At the Business Day Dinner we also award our prestigious Students, Staff, Faculty, and Recruiters of the Year awards.
Attending Business Week is a must for Carlson Students. There is no better time to connect with and celebrate all of the amazing people around us.