Hello. My name is Mark. I made this blog for the online class of BA-1001. I am supposed to talk a little about myself so here i go. I grew up here in Minnesota. My mom, dad, and older sister all went to the University of MInnesota. I have two reasons for which i came to attend the U of M. The first is to go to the great business school. The Carlson School of Management is an awesome school. How do i know this? It is ranked very high on a national scale, and my dad and sister both had amazing experiences there. The second reason is to swim on the university swim team. I have been swimming all my life and want to continue to swim to become the best i can be, and i think that here at the U will be my best bet for achieving that goal.