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The origins of the “Deadline”

It sounds a little morbid, right? Well after some online research – not utilizing Wikipedia – I have discovered the most likely origin of the term.
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Speed Networking: Make 18 new business connections in 90 minutes

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just want to expand your professional contacts, the Minnesota American Marketing Association’s upcoming Speed Networking event provides a great opportunity to meet dozens of marketing and advertising professionals.
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Take it From Me…Drama!

Leave the drama on the stage. Eradicate it from your life and most certainly from your MBA essays, and you’ll provide a much more compelling application.
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Why “Start With Why”

There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority. But those who lead inspire us. Whether they're individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead not because we have to but because we want to.
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Full-time UST MBA Program Welcomes Class of 2012

Admitted students from the local area were joined by incoming students from as far afield as Texas and Massachusetts. International students from countries such as India and Venezuela who are currently living in the Twin Cities also participated in Admitted Student Day.
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UST MBA Team Named Net Impact Case Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the Full-time UST MBA Net Impact case competition team for being selected as one of five national finalists in the competition. The team will present at the national finals to be held at the Net Impact national conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business next October.
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Managing the Minnesota Twins brand: Tradition, Family, and Community

Asserting that the Twins “have been drafting players on character for 40 years,” Dave St. Peter, President of the Minnesota Twins, discussed the importance of making business decisions that align with the team’s brand image. He listed three key features of the Twins brand: winning tradition, focus on family, and support for the community.
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How to avoid death by PowerPoint

Presentation skills are essential in any realm of professional life. We use PowerPoint in our admissions information sessions. There are innumerable sales pitches every day. Every conference session seems to have a few dozen slides.
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Entrepreneurs share the secrets of their success

St. Thomas' 21st Annual Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony and there was an impressive collection of alumni and friends present to recognize the success of three local entrepreneurs. These success stories present lessons valuable for entrepreneurs to find success in their own ventures.
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Is there an “invisible hand” of social media?

I've been to several conference sessions with marketing and higher ed experts discussing the importance of social media in marketing, but I always come away feeling that all the power-users of these tools are just the marketing people.
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Take it From Me…the elevator pitch

Plan and practice your elevator speech for MBA admissions interviews, and you can make a powerful first-impression on those who determine your acceptance or rejection.
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First Book: MBAs with a Social Conscience

Many MBA applicants have a dream that one day businesses will rise up and live out the true meaning of their new creeds, which include bottom lines that do more than fatten the wallets of shareholders. They have a dream that one day Wall Street will not be judged by its big bonuses but by the content of its character.
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Q. How do you measure success?

Evening UST MBA Student Life hosted the spring Happy Half Hour and Elective Trax – sponsored by Robert Half International.
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Take it from me…letters of recommendation

It is important to remember that the UST MBA programs accept competent professionals who make great teammates and enhance the classroom experience for their peers. For those reasons, we ask that our applicants provide two professional letters of recommendation.
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Why you should submit your application well in advance of posted deadlines

As we all know, it's human nature to put off doing things that aren't "fun" until the last minute. And most people would agree (admissions directors included) that working on an MBA application is not the most fun way to spend your free time. However, there are compelling reasons to submit your application well in advance of posted deadlines.
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My daily business ‘cycle

Bicycle commuter and admissions adviser David Baker wonders whether biking to work is worth the hassle. For him, and nearly 4% of the commuters in the Twin Cities, the answer is a resounding yes.