Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Semiconductor Guy
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
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Wharton | Mr. Sr. Systems Engineer
GRE 1280, GPA 3.3
Darden | Ms. Unicorn Healthcare Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Cambridge Judge Business School | Mr. Social Scientist
GRE 330, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Fin
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
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Columbia | Mr. NYC Native
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Leadership Developement
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0

Career Services from Day One

Mari Davis is currently a full-time MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

I was 1,000 miles from Minneapolis and four months from starting the Carlson Full-Time MBA Program. But there I was, Skyping with a career coach from the Carlson School of Management’s Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC), going over my resume.

By the time I arrived in Minneapolis late last summer for orientation, I had a polished resume and several contacts (recommended by my career coach) to begin scheduling coffee chats.

As orientation and the school year began, I had several opportunities to attend GBCC workshops on a variety of topics, from preparing for conferences and networking opportunities to understanding different career paths and nailing interviews. I also took advantage of all the one-on-one coaching appointments I could in order to solidify my S.T.A.R. stories (stories formatted specifically for answering behavioral interview questions), do mock interviews, and get advice on my decisions regarding interviews and internship offers.

The GBCC also helped me get an up-close look at my intended field, technology, with a career trek to the Bay Area. Our Carlson School group met with companies like Adobe, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Intuit, allowing us to get an inside look and hear from employees about their experiences—something I don’t think I would have been able to do without the help of our career center.

Overall, the GBCC has been instrumental in my growth as an MBA student, and I am so thankful for its staff members’ genuine passion in helping students find career opportunities that align with their interests.


Mari Davis is currently a full-time MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She’ll be graduating in May 2018 and hopes to pursue a career in technology, specifically product marketing or management.