Whenever I give a tour of Carlson to a prospective student, I like to start with a "fun fact"; my favorite fun fact is a rumor I heard on my own tour last year: Carlson, a very uniquely-shaped building, was designed to look a bit like a boat, because Mr. Carlson himself was a big fan of sea-faring activities (which makes his residency in the land-locked Minnesota a bit of a conundrum), nonetheless, the building was built in the late nineties with the tip of its bow pointed to the heart of downtown.
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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.
With the weather we've had this winter, it's hard to believe Minneapolis is consistently ranked as one of the top biking cities in the United States. In fact this year according to bicycling.com, Minneapolis is ranked number 1 this year. Beating out other "green" cities of Portland and Seattle. Why...
When I expressed my intention to attend business school, I was met with justified resistance. I had, in fact, already attended law school and managed to call myself an attorney, although I never practiced. I studied what I wanted to as an undergrad (theatre) and took on considerable debt to study what I didn't want to in law school (the law) and wound up with a job I generally enjoyed that barely utilized my JD (producing commercials). Therefore, it was understandable when my husband questioned my motives, my parents rolled their eyes and my friends joked that med school was inevitable.
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.
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...
Since winter has taken its grip on the Twin Cities, it's time to find a way to not only embrace winter but to wish it away at the same time. The St. Paul Winter Carnival is a great way to accomplish both.
Now that the weather has changed in Minnesota, what is there to do to keep active and to embrace the cooler weather? Fresh layers of snow bring excitement and joy to the native Minnesotans. It means it's time to bundle up and get out enjoying many of the wonderful activities there are to do in the winter months.