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4 Steps for Self-Reinvention, with Cecily Sommers

Cecily Sommers, dancer, chiropractor, author, and professional futurist, spoke to a poised audience of over 50 University of St. Thomas alumni, students and staff members this week about the importance of finding your “fit.” Sommers career path has been anything but traditional, leaving several opportunities for self-reinvention.
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5 Tips to Prepare for an Interview – Inside the Black Box

Applying to business school can be a time consuming process. Many prospective students wonder about the “black box” of the admissions evaluation process, which often not only includes taking the GMAT, writing essays, and completing various application requirements, but an interview with admissions team members as well.
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What do the best corporate blogs do well?

“Is corporate blogging dead?” I hope we all know the answer to that question. And yeah, I was having a little fun with the title. But, the fact remains that 28 percent of Fortune 500 companies have a public blog. Not a bad number. Especially considering we’re talking about the biggest of the big. What about the thousands of other blogs from midsized and small businesses out there? No doubt, those numbers are fairly large.
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Employment Outlook: U.S. Employers Report Steady Hiring Pace

As of December of 2012, Minnesota's unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent, more than 2 percent lower than the national average, and that of most countries. Minnesota's unemployment rate is nearly half of what it was in 2009. This is a positive sign the economy is on the mend, but companies are still treading with caution.
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Career Link: Sites Worth Searching

Finding available employment opportunities has become much easier than that of the days where scouring the Classifieds was the only option. As there are several websites to choose from, some more reliable than others, it may be best to devise a process to your search.
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Pick a Horse

So what is so controversial in our society with having a husband that is the primary household manager, child-raiser, laundry-doer, and house cleaner? asks Emily Buchanan, '01 M.B.C., senior principal and chair of brand marketing and social engagement at Carmichael Lynch Spong.
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Internship and Career Placement Stats Show Strengthening Economy

As spring creeps slowly into Minnesota, the graduating class of 2013 is looking ahead to limitless opportunities and the list of leading organizations that turn to St. Thomas as a resource for top talent continues to grow. Minneapolis and St. Paul house 12 Fortune 500 companies and Minnesota is home to almost 20. As these leading organizations seek out top talent, the University of St. Thomas continues to be a great source for recruiting.
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Is Leadership a Struggle? UST Fellow Steven Snyder Explains at April 24 Event

It has long been known that experience is the most powerful teacher. Leaders learn and grow when they immerse themselves in challenging situations. Yet, such situations involve considerable risk as well. New strategies must be invented. New paths charted. And leaders must overcome many obstacles – some external and some internal.
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Is The New Pope the CEO of the Catholic Church?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last month, you know that a new pope was selected. As a business school at a Catholic University, we wondered how Pope Francis’ challenges as head of the Catholic Church relate to the challenges of any new CEO.
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Alumna Profile: Beth McGuire M.B.C. ’07

For someone whose interests draw from various fields, the key to choosing a satisfying career involves finding a through-line that connects them all. For Beth McGuire ’07 M.B.C. the recurring theme of communication paved the way to her enrollment in the Opus College of Business’ MBC program and an evolving career at Target.
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5 Reasons to Attend the Multicultural Forum (plus one more)

The 25th annual Multicultural Forum will take place next week at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The blog Smartgiving Matters last week compiled a great list of 5 reasons to attend, particularly of you work in the nonprofit world. The post was by Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, the Charities Review Council’s Program Director, who will be representing her organization at the Forum.
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New Building Planned for Minneapolis Campus

After months of clandestine negotiations, the university announced today it will open Schulz Hall across the street from Schulze Hall in 2014. The new meeting and event facility will be named in honor of famous Minnesota cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, the long-running comic featuring Charlie Brown.
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L2L Summit Positions Minority Students for Grad School and Career Success

Saturday March 1 marked the date of the Fourth Annual Learners to Leaders Summit. The annual summit is a unique event hosted by the Opus College of Business but targeted to a wide range of future professionals with connections to area colleges, including current juniors and seniors, as well as recent grads.
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Christina Milanowski M.B.C. ’15 Honored with Young Professional Award

Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations, and a student in the Opus College of Business' Master of Business Communication program, has been named the 2012 Young Professional by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 35th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards.
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Who owns you?

During the last month, people in my household were treated as property by service providers a couple of times, based on the assumption by corporations managing service businesses that all current customers “belong” to the business.
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UST MBAs Named to Business Journal’s 2013 40 Under 40

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal on Thursday announced its 2013 40 under Forty honorees, a list that includes young business and community leaders from throughout the Twin Cities. The Opus College of Business has made its mark on the list.
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Outside Consultant Round-up

UST faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune‘s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s a round-up of a few recent questions.
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GMAC Offers Leadership Skills Assessment for B-School Students

If you’ve wondered how your “soft skills” compare to other business people, GMAC, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, is offering an assessment called Reflect. It is designed to help you understand your leadership strengths and areas of opportunity.