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An article last February highlights what I view to be one of the most valuable initiatives Carlson can provide to it's MBA students, encouraging veterans to enter the MBA program.

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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.

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Every year since 1919, the United States has honored its military veterans on the 11th of November. This date was selected due to its significance as the final day of World War I symbolized by the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Originally called "Armistice Day", 11 November became Veterans Day after an act of congress made it an official federal holiday in 1954. Numerous ceremonies and commemorations are being held throughout the Twin Cities the week of 11 November, including a special ceremony on the University of Minnesota campus at the Coffman Student Union on 15 November at lunch time.

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During the Carlson MBA program, there are numerous networking forums in which students can connect with others, one of those being group work in various classes. Upon graduation, many students wish to pursue new employment opportunities and career paths. The importance of continued networking is evident. According to Dan Schwabel, the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, many studies have noted that 80% of jobs are taken through networking. So how does an MBA alumnus continue networking after graduation?

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