September 7, 2006

Why I came to the U of M

My name is Jasmine Stoman-Gibson. I hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the first reaction I often get when I tell people this is shock. "What made you decide to come here?" is the question that I am most often asked. There are more than a few reasons why I decided to attend the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. What follows are my top three reasons.
1. The Carlson School of Management is a great institution that offers challenging courses and access to many resources.
2. I wanted a change of scenery. If I had stayed in Philadelphia, I would have wondered what could have been in Minnesota, so far away from home.
3. Cleaner air is also a top three reason of why I traveled such a long way to the U of M. I have asthma, and compared to my condition in Philadelphia, I am doing much better here.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!
Jasmine