Compass Undergraduate

Compass Undergraduate


“We’re supporting Amy & Becca for MSA President & Vice President because they are proud advocates for minority groups on campus and are strongly committed to making the U of M a better place for all.”

Founded out of the Carlson School of Management, Compass Undergraduate is the first q***r inclusive student group focused on professional development, career exploration, and mentorship. Thank you to Compass for your support! Vote NOW at
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management students for divestment!

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For National Coming Out Week, don’t miss the last few days to get early bird tickets for the Compass Undergraduate Third Annual Carlson LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion! Join alumni and their allies - students, families, staff, faculty - to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s accomplishments and learn how to promote success both within the Carlson School and the greater business world. 🏳️‍🌈

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On location at the University of Minnesota Carlson Business School with Compass Undergraduate for the Inclusion Workplace Expo! Learn more about this incredible community of young leaders and join them for their event on November 8th!

We are a student organization at the Carlson School of Management that focuses on building community Allies are welcome.

Undergraduate Compass is a student group focused on advocacy and creating professional opportunities for the University of Minnesota's LGBTQ+ community.

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Photos from Compass Undergraduate's post 08/23/2021

Allow us to reintroduce ourselves! We are Compass Undergraduate! We’ve taken on a new look for this new year and are very excited to see you this fall!


We’re only ✨1 week away✨! Swipe to learn more about our panelists and make sure to join us for the 4th annual compass alumni reunion next Friday from 11:30am-1pm! Registration link in bio 🥳


We’re only 2 weeks away! 🤩 Join us at our 4th Annual LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion: Compass Across Generations. We're hosting a speaker panel and Q&A session with LGBTQ+ Carlson Alumni, coming together to discuss current issues facing the q***r community in business. This event is free & open to everyone! ✨Registration info in bio✨See you all there 🥰


Mark your calendars! 🥳 Next Thursday (10/22) from 10-3 CST is one of the biggest LGBTQ+ recruiting events of the year!

The event is open to everyone! 50+ LGBTQ+ friendly employers will be in attendance and we would love to see you there 🙂

Registration info below ⬇️⬇️

Career Fair Registration for Job Seekers:

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Compass Undergraduate


Throughout history, BIPOC have had the loudest voices when it comes to creating change for our community. They have been instrumental in helping to achieve change and in creating advocacy to all LGBTQ+ voices. That being said, they have also been the most negatively impacted. We as the Compass community owe so much to the Black members of the LGBTQ+ community. The Stonewall Riots were led by trans POC; and, the LGBTQ+ community would not be where it is today without their amazing contributions both then, and now. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and the Blacks Lives Matter movement.

We will be matching donations to and would love your support. If you’d like to donate, please use the link that can be found in our bio.

Black lives matter. Black men matter. Black women matter. Black trans people matter. Black q***r people matter. Black futures matter.


Looking for a great leadership opportunity here at Carlson? Come join our fabulous team! Applications for the 2020 Compass board are open through December 8 at


Carlson School Student Org Aims to Boost LGBTQ Presence in Workforce

Check out this article from Twin Cities Business Magazine! You can still purchase Alumni Reunion Tickets at

See you Friday! Now in its third year, the Compass student group works to connect students, alumni, and area business leaders. Its flagship alumni reunion event will be held on Friday.


Meet our final speaker, Clayton Forester!

Clayton was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He completed a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan (1997). During the latter part of his undergraduate career he became interested in accounting research and enrolled in the Masters of Science in Accounting program at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his MSc in 2000. Part of his time at the U of S involved teaching some accounting courses. This experience in the classroom was very enjoyable. He worked for a technology transfer company doing research for them on nontraditional ways of measuring performance in this nontraditional business.

After his MSc, he moved to the USA to pursue his PhD at the University of Iowa. He graduated and joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2007.

Personal interests/hobbies of his include: travel, running marathons, yoga, meditation, photography and spending time with family and friends.

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Meet our next speaker, Samantha (Sammi) Clute!

Sammi is a full time MBA student from Vancouver Washington. She attended undergraduate at Whitman College, majoring in Biology and planning to attend medical school. During her time at Whitman, she worked in wilderness education, as a professional whitewater raft guide, and for several different wineries in the Walla Walla Valley.

After her BA, she moved to Santa Barbra to manage the outdoor program of a private high school, before returning to Washington to become the General Manager of two joint venture start-up wineries. There she found an interest in business financing and strategic planning, particularly as it related to start-ups and alternative business models.

Sammi decided to formalize her business education with an MBA and chose Carlson for its combination of socially conscious and driven students, collaborative learning culture, and the academic prowess of its faculty. She will speak to her background and journey to Carlson, her experience integrating into the LGBTQ community at Carlson and the twin cities, and her aspirations for her future as it relates to her education and growth during her MBA.

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Meet our first speaker for the Third Annual LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion, Wendy Nelson!

Wendy Nelson’s extensive experience in business, non-profits and athletics brings a unique combination of leadership expertise to the organizations she leads and supports.

Nelson currently serves as Chair of the Carlson Family Foundation, a foundation that supports the charitable goals of both the family and Carlson, the family-owned company that owns Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the world’s largest travel management company. She is the third person to serve as chair of the foundation and the first in the third generation.

Nelson holds a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern. She and her two children reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Make sure to purchase your tickets at so you can learn more about Wendy Nelson's story.


Awesome event on Friday! Thanks U.S. Bank!!


Such a great event with Compass' rainbow sponsor, U.S. Bank!! Networking is fundamental, and it was great to get tips from industry experts!


Yesterday, Compass partnered with the Carlson Undergraduate Program to deliver our school's first-ever LGBTQ+ ally training dedicated to faculty and staff. Our focus was on tactical strategies that attendees could use in their classrooms to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to be successful. Thank you to these amazing presenters and all of those who joined us! This event was made possible through the support of our sponsors and a Campus Climate Micro-Grant from the Office of President Kaler.


Happy Sunday! If you are not already following our Instagram be sure to follow us for more content and reminders!


Happy Friday! We hope you had a good first week back. If you get the chance, check out the new Gender Neutral bathroom located on the second floor of Hanson Hall (by the recruiter lounge). After many months of planning, we are happy to see this new addition!


Rainy weather got you down? Today's the perfect day to stay inside and work on your Out4Undergrad application! Join your fellow peers on an all-expenses-paid weekend conference in New York City to connect with mentors and some of America's top companies. Learn more at


2019 Executive Board Application

Compass Executive Board applications for 2019 are due one week from today - 12/16. Apply now!


2019 Executive Board Application

Applications are now open for Compass' Board for 2019!


Thank you to the students, faculty, and US Bank employees for coming to our event - What Not to Say - last night! A special shoutout to our US Bank panelists who are paving the way for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in corporations.


2018 Carlson LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion


On Friday, October 19th, more than 100 LGBTQ+ folks, friends, families, and allies came together for a night of conversation and celebration. Thanks to all that came out and made this night so special!

Photos by Hannan Photography


Undergraduate Program - BSB Weekly

Carlson's Undergrad and MBA programs are co-hosting an LGBTQIA+ Luncheon THIS WEDNESDAY! This free event is perfect for networking among individuals at Carlson.

September 26 | 11:30am | HMH 2-245 Thinking about studying abroad? Come and learn about your options for your International Experience - meet past participants, current exchange students from our partner universities around the world, and advisers (and enjoy free food)!


Please join us for the Second Annual LGBTQ+ Carlson School Reunion!

This historic evening will bring together Carlson School LGBTQ+ alumni and their allies – family members, fellow alumni, staff and faculty members - for a celebration and a conversation on how to advance the interests of this community, both within the Carlson School and the wider business community.

Tickets now available at


Join us for the Second Annual Carlson LGBTQ + Alumni Reunion on Friday, October 19th at the McNamara Alumni Center!

Tickets now available at



Beth Ford is an inspiration right here in Minnesota! We are happy to partner with Land O'Lakes, a company leading inclusivity in the workforce

“This is not a story of someone getting into the higher echelons of leadership and then coming out. This is someone walking into this role with her full self.”


Happy Pride from Compass! Stop by our booth at Loring Park - P27 - today and tomorrow. We'll be there until 6 with prizes for you to win!


Compass Survey: Majors

Want to win a $30 Target gift card? Take this quick survey (seriously, it's 5 seconds) --> Enter to win a $30 Target gift card and help us make Compass better for you!


Don't forget to save the date for the 2nd annual Carlson LGBTQ + Alumni Reunion! More details coming soon.


Out for Undergrad

Tomorrow is the last day of Round 2 applications to O4U Conferences. If you are a high-performing Undergrad in Business/Finance/Accounting, Engineering, Tech or Marketing and identify as LGBTQ+, O4U is for you. Apply at All expenses paid.


Interested in meeting other LGBTQ+ friends on campus? Join oSTEM on Thursday, April 26th for Speed Friending! Sign-up here:

Location: Bruininks 117


Compass is proud to announce that we have been nominated for a Tony Diggs Excellence Award for the second year in a row! We are proud to be recognized for the LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion that Compass hosted last semester. Congratulations to all the other nominees.


Apply Now!

REMINDER: Out for Undergrad Round 1 deadline is TOMORROW! Apply today for this life changing LGBTQ+ focused conference. Some prompts to get you thinking: How would attending O4U make a difference in helping you achieve your professional or personal goals? What do you hope to gain from the speakers, professionals, recruiters and your fellow attendees? What can you contribute to the event?


MyU to allow gender and pronoun identification in database

We are proud of the U and MyU for taking the initiative toward inclusion for students, employees, and gender identification! Students and employees at the University of Minnesota will soon be able to add a gender identity and preferred pronouns to their records on MyU.

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