Kellogg | Mr. Chief Product Officer
GMAT 740, GPA 77.53% (First Class with Distinction, Dean's List Candidate)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Needy Spartan
GMAT 740, GPA 3.6
INSEAD | Ms. Low GPA, Big Ambitions
GRE 2.64, GPA 2.64
Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Focus
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Aspiring Consultant
GMAT 690, GPA 3.68
NYU Stern | Ms. Art World
GRE 322, GPA 3.3
NYU Stern | Mr. Hail Mary 740
GMAT 740, GPA 2.94
Stanford GSB | Mr. Big Tech Engineer
GRE 332, GPA 3.95
IU Kelley | Ms. Biracial Single Mommy
, GPA 2.5/3.67 Grad
Berkeley Haas | Ms. 10 Years Experience
GMAT To be taken, GPA 3.1
Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
GMAT 730, GPA 2.83
Yale | Ms. Social Impact AKS
GRE 315, GPA 7.56
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Bird Watcher
GRE 333, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Mr. Relationship Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Political Consultant
GRE 337, GPA 3.85
MIT Sloan | Mr. Refinery Engineer
GMAT 700- will retake, GPA 3.87
Said Business School | Mr. Across The Pond
GMAT 680, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Singing Banking Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 110-point scale. Got 110/110 with honors
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corp Finance
GMAT 740, GPA 3.75
Kellogg | Mr. Marketing Maven
GRE 325, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Vroom Vroom
GMAT 760, GPA 2.88
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Health Nerd
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Army & Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4

Meet Minnesota Carlson’s MBA Class Of 2019

Lilly Chow 

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Charismatic, quirky, always smiling, surprising everyone with my love for ‘90s karaoke and crime shows

Hometown: Yardley, PA (35 miles northeast of Philly)

Fun Fact About Yourself: The first concert I ever attended was Clay Aiken… fun fact or just embarrassing?

Undergraduate School and Major: Duke University, Sociology (with Distinction) and Public Policy Studies – double major

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Colle+McVoy – PR Associate (6/2012 – 5/2013)

Analyst (5/2013 – 9/2014)

360i –Senior Analyst – Insights & Planning (10/2014 – 6/2015)

Manager – Insights & Planning (7/2015 – 6/2017)

Metro Dogs MN – Social Media Freelancer (6/2013 – Present)

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: At my previous company, I was provided with the opportunity to move to Chicago to elevate collaboration between my NYC-based department and various teams within the growing Chicago office. Once in Chicago, I increased my department’s presence and became the go-to resource, resulting in more integrated client work – notably with projects for the Minneapolis-based Target Corporation.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Talk to as many MBAs (current and already out of school) as you can throughout the whole process. They don’t necessarily have to be from the schools you’re applying to. Gaining insight on business school, itself, and what it can provide for you and your career, will be immensely helpful as you determine if you want to go and how you can approach the application process and the two years in the best way possible.

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? Carlson genuinely cares about you. What really sealed the deal for me was even prior to my admittance or acceptance, I could feel that Carlson was already completely invested in me and my career—providing me with personal attention and taking the time to get to know my background, skills, and interests to determine where I could excel. I was immediately taken in as one of their own, rather than applicant #240.

This TLC carries over in an even bigger way once you are an enrolled student. In addition to that warm feeling of being valued, Carlson gives you a supportive, tightly-knit community, a robust network of successful alumni in the Midwest to help you with your professional pursuits, and the (required) opportunity to gain real-life experiences across three semesters with the Enterprise Program. Carlson’s rooting for you and your success, which can be felt from day one, and it’s an incredible feeling.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school?  Having an internship that I’m excited about!