After working in the mortgage industry for several years, Corissa Marson’s interest in economics and research inspired her to enroll in the University of Minnesota. Majoring in economics and political science, Corissa sought out research experiences that taught her how to analyze data and apply it to real world challenges.
Starting a company was not something Svetha Janumpalli (BA 2008 - global studies and economics) had expected to do, even after she graduated from the U. But now her company is using a microfinance model to make a difference.
Steffen Magnell (BA 1968- Economics) believes a successful entrepreneur may need people skills even more than business skills. Magnell's curiosity and passion for engagement help him organize people together to develop new ideas.