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Foreclosure Crisis Fades in the Rearview

The housing market in the Twin Cities continues to try to make up for a slow start during the first half of the year, according to research from the Opus College of Business' Shenehon Center for Real Estate. But what's next?
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Avoid the Summer Slump: 4 Ways to Advance Your Career This Summer

It can be tempting to turn on the mental cruise control during the summer months. However, writes guest blogger Laura King, it’s up to you to decide to actively work to advance your career. Use this summer wisely, but don’t forget to enjoy the nice weather! (Networking is always better on a patio.)
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Alumna Represents U.S. at G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit

Solome Tibebu '12 has been selected to represent Minnesota among 700 global leaders and young entrepreneurs at the G20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance Summit in Sydney, Australia. Summit participants agreed to push for action in eight areas to create growth small and medium enterprises and reduce youth unemployment.
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All-Star Game – An Economic Home Run for Minneapolis?

With all of the activity going on around the Twin Cities for the last few days surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game we reached out to some of our faculty experts to comment on the economic impact of major (sporting) events like this.
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Two eyes, one perspective

Consider the complexity of shedding one’s natural perspective and attempting to wriggle that perspective into the mindset of another person, consistently.
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The Economic Risks of Climate Change

Climate change is just like any other risk businesses face. “We need to invest in innovative technologies and practices today so that we’re in the best position to be prepared for the future,” says Gregory Page, executive chairman of Cargill, Inc.
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5 Tips for Managing Social Media in Your Job Hunt

Social media provides an outlet for all of us, and connects us to a vast network of possibilities. As Glassdoor and similar services provide job seekers insights into corporate hiring tactics, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter provide hiring managers insights into you.
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Two Tricks to Dominate Downtime at Work

Although we are all very busy, it only takes a few minutes of down time during the work week to commit to building your skills and developing yourself as a professional.
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Ignite Minneapolis Speaker Julie Warner on Hard Work

Evening UST MBA student Julie Warner was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis 7, a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.
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Dis-close to right

Disclosure: most professional communication practitioners advocate for it, but the ethical question becomes just how much, and what, should be disclosed - and when, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, director of the Master of Business Communication Program
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Career Link: The Best Tool for Job Searching

There are so many lists of essential tools supposedly everyone needs in their job search, writes guest blogger Chris Ohlendorf, but there is one element that seems to be missing from all of these lists, the one thing you have to have.
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A More Reflective Leader in the Making

Although Kamaj Bailey traveled halfway across the United States to join the Full-time UST MBA program in fall 2012, her geographic relocation has been the least transformative aspect of her MBA experience.
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Career Link: 5 Ways to Get Promoted

To get that promotion you need to be a thought leader, able to drive change and innovation, and successfully manage through crisis. But don’t despair, writes La Barre Spence, with five suggestions for giving yourself a competitive advantage
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Four Alumni Honored as Stand-Out Women in Business

Each year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognizes outstanding women in business for their leadership qualities, drive and commitment to serving the broader Twin Cities community. Among the 51 honorees were four alumni of the Opus College of Business’ graduate business programs.
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Opus Magnum Blog: The Root Cause of the VA Health system’s Poor Performance

The resignation of the VA secretary, General Eric Shinseki, will not solve the problem of long waiting times for needed health services and the subsequent cover-up in VA healthcare. However, this unfortunate scandal provides an opportunity to exercise the systems thinking skills we teach here in the Opus College Business in order to identify the root cause of this problem and a possible answer, writes Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs.
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Career Link: Putting Entrepreneurial Ideas into Action

“There are no bad ideas,” or so the saying goes. But the real worth of an idea lies in the number of problems it can solve or ambiguities it can explain. The same applies to an entrepreneurial venture, writes Sean Higgins, '14 M.B.A.