If you've been admitted to Carlson's Class of 2015, then congratulations to you! As you prepare to leave your workplaces in the next few months, here are a few pieces of advice from my own experience.
I find the varying backgrounds of the students very interesting. There are stay-at-home moms and dads, teachers, veterans, engineers, people from fortune 500s, people from companies with 3 employees, business owners, etc. The list goes on. The reasons people are in the course, also, vary quite a bit from not knowing what they will use the degree for to career advancement to everything in between.
It's hard to believe after wrapping up Marketing Management and Data Analysis & Statistics for Managers this week, I'm officially one-year into my MBA journey! There's no doubt it takes an adjustment to your work and personal lifestyle, but it has become very manageable and is now just part of my everyday routine. Despite having my Statistics final exam Saturday morning (and putting forth a very solid effort), I ventured across the way to the Carlson Career Summit, an all-day career conference designed specifically for part-time MBA students.
The start of Spring B term at Carlson is really a new beginning for first-year MBAs in the Full-Time program. Here's a quick look at three of the things I'm most excited about:
This isn't my first time blogging about Carlson's support for military men and women, and it probably won't be my last - I take a lot of pride in our growth in and recognition for the support we provide our military veterans.
Whether you're just starting to research MBA programs, or you're already a confirmed student for the fall 2013 semester - cost is likely a consideration at the top of your mind. When planning for an MBA, the financial commitment involved is a strong consideration, one not to be taken lightly. Consider these tips to help you become as informed, prepared and comfortable with your MBA investment as possible:
Growing up in northeast Kansas never did I think my rural upbringing would land me an incredible career in the construction industry and eventually lead me to attending one of the top-10 part-time MBA programs in the country, the Carlson School of Management. Click to read more about my story from Kansas to Minnesota, a journey which ultimately led me to Carlson.
If you've been researching Carlson, then you've probably picked up on the "community" theme. That sense of a shared bond and the mutual support it entails was important to me when I was considering business schools. I expected students to have the kind of trust and collegiality that enables them to take risks and to challenge each other in the classroom. I also expected alumni to talk about how their business school networks opened doors for them later in their careers. What I didn't consider, though, was how that sense of community would impact the experience of interviewing for internships.
On Friday and Saturday, we have some very exciting activities planned for approximately 30 prospective Full-Time MBA candidates from all over the United States. The Carlson MBA Program Office has partnered with Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Education (MADE) to host Carlson MBA Preview: Spotlight on Diversity...