Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

Meet Minnesota Carlson’s MBA Class Of 2019

Mao Mao 

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I choose to meet challenges head-on no matter how hard the situation is.

Hometown: Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I am obsessed with organic things, such as organic toothpaste, organic dish soap and organic cosmetics.

Undergraduate School and Major: Preventive Medicine/Sichuan University; MPH/University of Illinois Chicago

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: HR Manager, West China Hospital

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I successfully managed the continuing education and overseas training programs for more than 2,800 healthcare professionals in Western China.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Practice your interview skills. Interviewing is definitely the best tool for you to stand out as the best applicant, especially if you do not have a very outstanding GMAT or GPA score.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you?  I spent the last 14 years in healthcare, so I think network is the key reason I chose Carlson. The program offers opportunities within some leading healthcare companies and a wide variety of medical industry employers, including Mayo Clinic. I can see Carlson’s network and influence among with employers from the very outstanding job placement rate. I have no doubt that Carlson offers the best MBA education and career preparation, especially in the healthcare industry.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school?  Secure a job.