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.
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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.
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.
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.
Earlier this week, I had the great benefit of listening to the dean of the Carlson School, Sri Zaheer, speak at our monthly First Tuesday Speaker Series. Dean Zaheer addressed the changes in business and business education and how the Carlson School is at the forefront of these changes. As I listened, I was reminded of how honored I am to serve an institution that has such a strong impact nationally and globally through so many facets of business and business education. Dean Zaheer also pens her own blog through the Carlson School website and so you can read her complete 1st Tuesday address here.
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.
Hello and greetings from the academic advisers in the MBA program! We point students towards resources in Carlson and on-campus, help students connect with events and activities, and work with students to plan their academic experience.