Supply chain management senior helps lead Marquette student government


November 29, 2011

Before applying to Marquette University during his senior year at Moline High School in Illinois, the most Trent Carlson had heard about the Milwaukee-based Catholic, Jesuit university was that they had a good basketball team.  Upon arrival, Carlson fell in love with the university and knew it was the place for him and still affirms that belief today.

More than three years later, this senior operations and supply chain management and economics double major originally from Davenport, Iowa, is the executive vice president of Marquette University Student Government for the 2011-12 school year. Carlson was one of six students elected to the executive board of MUSG, an organization that is responsible for acting as the primary student voice of the Marquette community.

Carlson has been a member of MUSG since he was a freshman. In his first year he served as a senator representing the College of Business Administration, a position he held into his sophomore year when he was also appointed president pro tempore. He was subsequently elected legislative vice president. Currently head of MUSG’s executive council, Carlson’s duties include managing special projects, such as appointing students to all-university committees, managing elections and coordinating the selection of student speakers at graduation.

Carlson says he has a desire to work with and help others and has been truly inspired by the unique individuals who make up the Marquette community. “This community of students has the capability to go on to do spectacular things in the world,” he says.

Working with MUSG has been a completely affirming experience, Carlson admits. He notes that this opportunity has helped him hone his leadership skills and make them more effective.

Carlson, who recently accepted a job with Charter Manufacturing in their Leadership Development Program, will graduate in May 2012.