McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Marine Executive Officer
GRE 322, GPA 3.28
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Senior Research Analyst
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Meet Minnesota Carlson’s MBA Class of 2018


Katherine E. Robertson

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Married (also Carlson ‘18), Army Veteran, and Mother to three boys (2yo, 5 month twins!)

Hometown: Bellevue, Nebraska

Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve spent most of my adult life living overseas while in the military and have actually lived in Germany longer than I have lived in any one place in the US.

Undergraduate School and Major: United States Military Academy, Environmental Science

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Logistics Officer, US Army

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I coordinated the travel of the Commanding General of US Army Europe and his personal staff through four countries via Stryker, Helicopter, and Plane during Operation Dragoon Ride, the largest road march the US Army has conducted in Europe since World War II.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Contact the school’s admissions staff as early as possible! The Carlson Admissions staff has been extremely helpful with everything from GMAT prep recommendations, and admissions interview prep to working around my schedule. Study for the GMAT early, take practice tests, and work on your weak areas.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? The fantastic Veterans Program at the Carlson and the value they place on Veterans leadership and experience. My husband is a native Minnesotan. He loved growing up here and wants the same for our family. Earning my MBA at the Carlson will give me the knowledge I need to translate my military experience into a great career in the Twin Cities.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I would love for the opportunity to work in supply chain operations with a national or global company within the Twin Cities where I can combine my military experience and the knowledge I gain at Carlson.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? That I am someone they would gladly pick for their team, every time. Being able to accomplish goals quickly and effectively as a team, whether you are leader or not, is a valuable skill that is hard to teach.