Alumni Services

Supporting Carlson Alumni

As an alumni, you have lifetime access to career services and one-on-one career advising appointments with one of our professional career coaches. View our on-demand services and career modules below, as well as instructions for making a coaching appointment if you're seeking additional support.

Individual Career Coaching

Recent BSB Undergraduate and MBA/MS alumni:

If you are a recent BSB graduate (graduated in December 2023), please leverage the Undergraduate Coaching team for your coaching needs.

If you are a recent MBA/MS graduate (graduated between May 2023-December 2023), please schedule an appointment with the coach aligned to your program by using Handshake

BSB and MBA/MS alumni from Class of 2022 and earlier:

Request an appointment by completing this form. 

What to expect?

Appointments are conducted via phone/Zoom. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

If you need assistance, call our front desk at 612-625-3632 or email


Alumni can access online databases and publications by visiting the Wilson Business Reference Library.  Your access level does not change as an alum, though you need to visit in-person rather than logging in remotely.

Job Postings

Alumni have access to job postings through the Handshake system. For password or general assistance, call 612-301-HELP.

Company Contacts

The best way to identify key networking contacts at your target companies, or in your desired industry or functional areas is to use LinkedIn. We recommend starting on the Carlson School or U of M LinkedIn pages then navigating to the Alumni tab. From there you can use filters to narrow down connections that you may want to reach out to. See our LinkedIn resource page for more information.

Events and Workshops

The CBCC sponsors or co-sponsors a number of events designed to facilitate your connections to key corporate contacts and develop the skills necessary for your career development and job search.

Check Handshake regularly for the most up-to-date list of events and workshops available to you!

Learn more about Negotiating Your Salary with Confidence, our most recent alumni webinar led by Coach Kelly McClellan. (see right)

If you're feeling ready for a change but not sure where to go next, or looking to reimagine your path, use our CAREER EXPLORATION page.

Career Exploration

If you're actively seeking a new role and looking for support as you search, network and prepare materials, use our CHANGING JOBS page.

Changing jobs

If you're actively seeking a new role and need tactical support as you prepare resumes, cover letters, and interview prep, use our APPLICATION SUPPORT page.

Application support

Evaluating an offer

If you have or are anticipating an offer and want to be ready for negotiating in, use the EVALUATING AND NEGOTIATING AN OFFER page.

And check out the webinar recording above called Negotiate with Confidence.

Career guide

On-demand resource for every step of your career journey: from exploration to application materials, professional correspondence, LinkedIn and more. Written for students, but helpful anytime! 

Growing in your current organization

If you're looking to advance in your current organization by seeking a new opportunity, negotiating for a raise or other change within your current company, use the GROWING IN YOUR CURRENT ORGANIZATION page.

Contact Us

Hanson Hall 2-100


School Year Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule appointments by calling our front desk at 612-625-3632.