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With the Carlson School

Whether you’re interested in hearing lessons in leadership, extending your professional network, or simply catching up with classmates, the Carlson School offers a variety of events to stay connected and engaged.

  • Oct

    17

    2018

    Join Phil Miller, ‘97 MBA, Assistant Dean, MBA and MS Programs, for the annual Carlson School San Francisco Bay Area Social. Network and engage with fellow Carlson School alumni, friends, staff, and current MBA students while enjoying beautiful views of the Bay and city skyline.

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  • Oct

    19

    2018

    This historic evening will bring together Carlson School LGBTQ+ alumni and their allies – family members, fellow alumni, staff and faculty members - for a celebration and a conversation on how to advance the interests of this community, both within the Carlson School and the wider business community.

    5:30 - 6:15 PM: Networking and Registration
    6:15 - 6:45 PM: Buffet Dinner Catered by D'Amico & Sons
    6:45 - 7:30 PM: Program and Speakers
    7:30 - 9:00 PM: Open Bar and Networking (Optional)

    Speakers include: Liz Lilly, MBA Class of 2006, Co-Founder of Minnesota Transgender Alliance; and Oron Stenesh, MBA Class of 2012, Founder of Compass MBA

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  • Oct

    23

    2018

    You’re invited to a schoolwide event celebrating the generosity that makes a Carlson School education possible! Students, faculty, and staff write messages of gratitude that will be sent to the donors whose gifts support student scholarships, faculty research, facilities, and more.

    No registration needed, see you on Tuesday, October 23!

  • Oct

    24

    2018

    Join fellow alumnae in the Carlson School community for lunch and learning as we host another Carlson Women Connect. From millennials to mid-career professions, we are all in the process of writing our own career pathway. Join us to hear from panelists as they share their unique career journeys and be inspired to navigate your own. 

    "Your Career Journey: Making Career Decisions that are Right for You"

    Featured Panelists:
    Mary Jo Ekman, Retired Senior Vice President, Finance, General Mills
    Elda Macias, '06 MBA, Director, Customer Insights and Experience, Securian
    Christine Sovereign, '89 BSB, Senior Managing Director, Accenture
    Judy Corson, '65 BA, Co-Founder, GfK Custom Research Inc.

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  • Oct

    25

    2018

    The Proliferation of the Chinese Traveler: Understanding How Radisson Has Adapted to Today's Global Economy

    Along with rising levels of income, travel has become a key indicator of quality of life in China’s rising affluent population with more and more Chinese traveling overseas for their vacations. By 2022, the number of Chinese outbound tourists is predicted to double from 131 million tourists in 2017; signaling a revolutionary change and opportunity for the global travel industry. Join John M. Kidd, CEO of Minneapolis based Radisson Hospitality, Inc., as he shares the lessons learned, and leveraged, as the company responds to these changing global travel trends.

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  • Oct

    25

    2018

    Do you do what you do best every day? This seemingly simple question is the key to Career Well Being, one of the Five Elements of Well Being. This interactive workshop will not only bring out your best self, but find opportunities for recharging, rediscovering, and rethinking who you are and what you want from your work and your life, as well as strategies for overcoming the three F's: foes, fears, and failures.

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  • Nov

    01

    2018

    Join the Carlson School for Women, Wine, and Wisdom as we host a panel discussion on the topic of Lifting up the Next Generation of Women.

    SPEAKERS:
    Erin Swartz, Director of Brand & Creative, Minnesota Vikings
    Reba Dominski, Chief Social Responsibility Officer and President, U.S. Bank Foundation 
    Stacy P. McMahan, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, nVent

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  • Nov

    06

    2018

    Hubert Joly is chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., a leading provider of consumer technology products and services with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and approximately $40 billion in annual revenue. Joly joined Best Buy in 2012 and led the company through its Renew Blue transformation, a customer-focused strategy centering on cost reduction, investing in the online shopping experience, and reinvigorating the customer experience in the stores.

    This event is sold out. Walk-up registration will not be available.

  • Nov

    14

    2018

    The Women Innovators Conference is a professional development summit designed to help female innovators connect the dots between their ideas and achieving a positive, significant impact. This event will inspire, inform, and connect STEM-trained women students, faculty and business professionals to strengthen and extend the diverse talent pool of women innovators in the Twin Cities. 

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  • Nov

    15

    2018

    Save the date for Give to the Max Day 2018, a day where we celebrate the Carlson School by giving back!

  • Nov

    15

    2018

    Join alumni, friends and staff at the Carlson School Milwaukee Alumni Social. Network and connect with fellow alumni at the historic Miller Inn located on the Miller Brewing Company Campus and hear the latest happenings at the Carlson School.

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  • Nov

    17

    2018

    Do you love Thanksgiving so much you wish you could have it twice a year?!  Ask and you shall receive. The NYC Alumni Chapter is hosting its first Carlson Friendsgiving event and invites you to join. Carlson Friendsgiving is a casual event where alums can come together to kick-off the holiday season. Food & non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, November 2.

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  • Dec

    04

    2018

    Scott Wine is chairman and CEO of Polaris Industries, Inc., a $6 billion market leader in powersports that produces off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats, and on-road electric/hybrid-powered vehicles.
     

  • Dec

    06

    2018

    Ever thought about working at the University of Minnesota? As a world-class public research university dedicated to meeting the challenges of the future with a diverse and global workforce, there are many avenues to explore regarding employment! Patricia Izek of the Office of Human Resources will guide attendees through the U's jobs website, show how to efficiently search for positions, share ideas for career changers, and give tips on how to isolate your skills and highlight them in the application process.

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  • Jan

    26

    2019

    The GOLD Soiree is moving to January! Come ring in 2019 with your Carlson School community on Saturday, January 26 while celebrating with current seniors the start of their last semester.

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  • Feb

    23

    2019

    Thanks to all of the alumni who made it to the 2018 Carlson for Community Charity Auction! This event raised more than $53,000 for Connections to Independence, a local non-profit focused on assisting fostered youth right here in the Twin Cities. There were games, silent auction items, great conversation, and an energetic live auction where prizes ranged from personalized dinners with faculty to full-day boating excursions and were snatched up by the highest bidder. The 2019 Carlson for Community Charity Auction will take place at TCF Bank Stadium on February 23, 2019, starting at 7:30pm. We've found another great local charity that needs our help! Don't miss out on all of the fun and enjoyable additions we've got in store for the 2019 Auction. We'll give you a hint – photo booth, wine toss, and delicious food options – enough said. Keep your eyes out for more information coming this fall. 

  • Mar

    08

    2019

    Save the date Friday, March 8, for Tech Cities 2019. This annual learning and networking event will feature sessions highlighting the impact of technology and business here in Minnesota and around the world.

    Registration opens early December.

  • Apr

    25

    2019

    Dean Sri Zaheer cordially invites all Investors Circle members to an exclusive evening at the Weisman Art Museum in celebration of their support of the Carlson School.

    Learn more about how you can join the Investors Circle.

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