The Carlson Global Institute welcomed nearly 60 students from its Global EMBA programs in Guangzhou, China and Vienna, Austria to celebrate in the 2013 May Commencement Ceremony at the Carlson School of Managements. Students from over 15 countries were represented in the ceremony. For the majority of the students, this was their first experience participating in a commencement ceremony in the United States. Commencement followed an intensive International Residency Week in which students met with executives at General Mills, 3M, Ecolab, Estee Lauder, Thomson Reuters, HB Fuller and Land O'Lakes. Students also presented business plans for the final project they have been working on since the fall semester, with their Virtual Team Project teammates.