Meet Minnesota Carlson’s MBA Class Of 2019

Pedro Reyes 

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: My Crow name is Chew a Gesh, which means Prays on the Mountain. So, I’m always looking for my next mountain to climb.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA.

Fun Fact About Yourself: Collects crush pennies, the ones with pictures on them.

Undergraduate School and Major: Stanford University, BA English

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Consultant. Law Clerk.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I was able to start my own business after leaving the Army helping elders and youth in Native American communities.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Reach out to the admissions staff. They helped me a lot during the application process.

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 chose Carlson because of their dual degree program. I knew diversifying my skills would make me more marketable as well as give me more control over my career.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Gaining a better understanding of how law and business work together.   

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New York University Stern School of Business

University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business

University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business

MIT Sloan School of Management

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Columbia Business School


Yale School of Management

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

Harvard Business School

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business

University of Washington’s Foster School of Business

University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management