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Graduate Business Career Services is a full-service team dedicated to connecting future business leaders to talent-seeking employers. We focus on coaching graduate business students and alumni on the career planning and management skills necessary for a lifetime of professional success.

Located in downtown Minneapolis, the Graduate Business Career Services office is housed in Terrence Murphy Hall at the intersection of 11th Street and LaSalle Avenue. 

gradcareers@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-8807

Parking:

The 11th Street & Harmon public parking ramp is connected to the campus via skyway. On-street meter parking is also available.

Graduate Business Career Services Office:
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall, Suite 110
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

 
Director of Graduate Business Career Services, Linda Sloan

Linda Sloan

Director, Industry Relations and Career Management

(651) 962-8804
sloa9780@stthomas.edu

Linda Sloan is a native of Chicago. She received her B.S. in marketing from the University of Illinois and her M.B.A., with an emphasis in marketing and strategic management, from Purdue University. Sloan has worked for many premiere Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, 3M and Target Corporation. Her work history runs the gamut from producing award- winning radio and television commercials to developing event marketing strategies to recruiting “Best in Class” talent at various levels.

Sloan is also active in the community. She sits on the boards of the Stairstep Foundation, Jazz Unites in Chicago and the Board of Christian Education at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. She is a past president of the Twin Cities chapter of the National Black MBA Association.

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Director of Graduate Business Career Services, Linda Sloan

Linda Sloan

Director, Industry Relations and Career Management

(651) 962-8804
sloa9780@stthomas.edu

Linda Sloan is a native of Chicago. She received her B.S. in marketing from the University of Illinois and her M.B.A., with an emphasis in marketing and strategic management, from Purdue University. Sloan has worked for many premiere Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, 3M and Target Corporation. Her work history runs the gamut from producing award- winning radio and television commercials to developing event marketing strategies to recruiting “Best in Class” talent at various levels.

Sloan is also active in the community. She sits on the boards of the Stairstep Foundation, Jazz Unites in Chicago and the Board of Christian Education at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. She is a past president of the Twin Cities chapter of the National Black MBA Association.

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LaBarre Spence

Associate Director

(651) 962-4272
spen0377@stthomas.edu

LaBarre Spence has over 20 years of experience in the corporate world in the areas of quality, consulting, marketing services and training and development with companies including Ingersoll Rand, Accenture and Carlson Marketing Group. The last ten years have been devoted to career services for MBA students, first at the Carlson School of Management and now as a career coach at the Opus College of Business working with full-time, evening and executive MBAs. He has an M.B.A. and a master’s in human resource development.

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LaBarre Spence

Associate Director

(651) 962-4272
spen0377@stthomas.edu

LaBarre Spence has over 20 years of experience in the corporate world in the areas of quality, consulting, marketing services and training and development with companies including Ingersoll Rand, Accenture and Carlson Marketing Group. The last ten years have been devoted to career services for MBA students, first at the Carlson School of Management and now as a career coach at the Opus College of Business working with full-time, evening and executive MBAs. He has an M.B.A. and a master’s in human resource development.

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Tom Colosimo

Graduate Career Coach/Corporate Relations Manager

(651) 962-8814
colo7338@stthomas.edu

Tom Colosimo is a career coach and corporate relations specialist. Before joining UST in early 2009, he was a third-party recruiter in the finance, accounting and marketing business areas for six years. He also worked in corporate finance for more than 20 years and held senior level positions with companies in the manufacturing, retail telecommunications and banking industries. Colosimo has been the volunteer coordinator for the Career Transition Connection job club in Woodbury, Minn. since 2002.

Colosimo prides himself as being a ‘master networker’ and loves connecting people to create a successful business solution.

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Tom Colosimo

Graduate Career Coach/Corporate Relations Manager

(651) 962-8814
colo7338@stthomas.edu

Tom Colosimo is a career coach and corporate relations specialist. Before joining UST in early 2009, he was a third-party recruiter in the finance, accounting and marketing business areas for six years. He also worked in corporate finance for more than 20 years and held senior level positions with companies in the manufacturing, retail telecommunications and banking industries. Colosimo has been the volunteer coordinator for the Career Transition Connection job club in Woodbury, Minn. since 2002.

Colosimo prides himself as being a ‘master networker’ and loves connecting people to create a successful business solution.

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Margie Dirks

Career Management Coach

(651) 962-4251
dirk3612@stthomas.edu

Margie Dirks is a certified career coach who has been assisting individuals manage their careers for nearly 20 years. Through her work, she has helped clients own their strengths, gain traction in their job search and conquer the interview process. 

Dirks most recently worked at Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a leading international outplacement firm where she provided career transition coaching for clients from a broad range of industries, organizational and functional areas. Before LHH, Dirks spent over 10 years at Personnel Decisions International (PDI) as a career consultant, providing career programs for individuals and groups. In addition to coaching, Dirks' previous experience includes developing and conducting career development assessment centers and management training in communication skills, sales and conflict resolution for top companies including AT&T and Merck. 

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Margie Dirks

Career Management Coach

(651) 962-4251
dirk3612@stthomas.edu

Margie Dirks is a certified career coach who has been assisting individuals manage their careers for nearly 20 years. Through her work, she has helped clients own their strengths, gain traction in their job search and conquer the interview process. 

Dirks most recently worked at Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a leading international outplacement firm where she provided career transition coaching for clients from a broad range of industries, organizational and functional areas. Before LHH, Dirks spent over 10 years at Personnel Decisions International (PDI) as a career consultant, providing career programs for individuals and groups. In addition to coaching, Dirks' previous experience includes developing and conducting career development assessment centers and management training in communication skills, sales and conflict resolution for top companies including AT&T and Merck. 

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Linda Haas

Coordinator

(651) 962-8823
haas0019@stthomas.edu

Linda Haas has over 9 years in an education setting overseeing the administrative systems, procedures and policies, monitoring administrative projects and maintaining programs. She has a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. 

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Linda Haas

Coordinator

(651) 962-8823
haas0019@stthomas.edu

Linda Haas has over 9 years in an education setting overseeing the administrative systems, procedures and policies, monitoring administrative projects and maintaining programs. She has a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. 

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