Our program has over 350 graduates now, and it's a tribute to our success that so many of our valued alumni have connected with us through LinkedIn. We see many of our alumni regularly as mentors and enjoy staying connected with them through job leads, recruiting events, and networking opportunities, for which we are very grateful, as the job market has become more competitive for our students. Their assistance in job placement as helped the MBA Class of 2011 earn a 97% placement rate, making the Carlson MBA program ranked #1 in country for job placements as noted by Bloomberg Businessweek.
We owe a great deal to our alumni for their generosity and continued involvement in the Funds Enterprise. Current students gain insight from their guest lectures and benefit from the student-mentor relationships that are formed throughout the program. Our alumni benefit as well, by embracing the opportunity to recruit Carlson Fund Analysts, knowing how talented and prepared they are after completing the program.
We are dedicated to staying connected with our graduates throughout their careers and hope they continue to support our initiative of taking this program to a new level. The Funds Enterprise is a self-sustaining operation and we have many needs, which we hope our alumni see as opportunities. If you would like to guest lecture, donate to the Enterprise, sponsor a luncheon, interview our students, or want to get involved in other ways, please contact us. We are always looking for ways to raise awareness about the Funds Enterprise and our alumni are our most valuable resources for doing so.