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The Engineer MBA – Q&A with John McCall

John McCall ’78 M.B.A. has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and went to work for 3M and later for Ecolab, as a chemical engineer, before coming to St. Thomas to pursue an M.B.A. He returned to St. Thomas in 2009 in his current role as associate dean and CFO, of the Opus College of Business. We sat down with McCall to learn more about why he decided to earn an M.B.A. and what the degree has done for him.
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Six Ethical Ideals for PR

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) designates September as ethics month and Mike Porter, APR, Director of the Master of Business Communication Program here at the University of St. Thomas has written a post for the Minnesota PRSA blog on the topic.
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From Bio to Business and Theory to Practice

The classrooms in Schulze Hall at the Opus College of Business, where Full-time UST MBA  students spend countless hours each week learning, collaborating, analyzing, and problem solving, are outfitted with...
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UST MBA Team Excels in NBMBAA Chrysler Case Competition

The NBMBAA/Chrysler Case Competition is one of the world’s most exciting business case challenges. Each year, a new case is written and judged by Chrysler executives and staff, and $50,000 in prize money for the top three teams is on the line. This year the UST MBA team was one of just six teams to advance from the field of 30.
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Internship Over, Now What?

The skills you gain in an internship can be be what sets you apart from the rest in applying for a post-MBA job. In order to capitalize on that though there is a lot to do during the school year.
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Hindsight is 20/20: 5 Things to Do While Completing a Graduate Degree

With eight years of UST classes under her belt, Susie Eckstein '03 B.A., '09 M.B.A. feels this is a good time to reflect on what she would do differently if she could hop in a time machine. If you are starting a graduate program this fall or thinking about it in the near future, take some of her lessons and have an ever better graduate degree experience than she did.
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Profile – Sarah Smith M.S.A. ’13

Hailing from Grand Forks, North Dakota, Sarah Smith '12 B.A., '13 M.S.A., had wanted to get out of the Midwest for several years. So, completing the Master of Science degree in Accountancy program at the Opus College of Business this summer and taking a job in Seattle, Smith is finally achieving her dream.
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Career Link: The Culture Match

If you want to enjoy your career, and all the steps along the way, it’s important to have similar values as the company you work for, writes Tony Sorenson, CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting.
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Alumni Month Comes to a Close

The goal of OCB Alumni Month was to provide a broad selection of event offerings to appeal to our large and diverse alumni network.
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T-shirts and Tattoos

I’m proud to hold a couple of degrees from UST and own a fair number of items emblazoned with its name and logos. However, the limit of my brand loyalty falls short of a purple shield tattoo.
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Why I Stay Involved as an Alumna

I had no idea there was a group with the mission of building and maintaining a connection to the 17,000 graduate business alumni.
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How to Make Meetings Successful

Even people with excellent planning skills don’t always prepare for meetings and are surprised by the results. Columnist Howard Pines says that how you handle meetings may have a big effect on your career.
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The Voice of the Graduate Business Alumni Community

The UST Graduate Business Alumni Board serves to foster a lifelong connection between the Opus College of Business and its graduate alumni by promoting and supporting networking, career enhancement, leadership and learning opportunities that are consistent with the Opus College of Business mission statement.
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Demand for STEM Professionals Growing in Business

Not too long ago, the acronym STEM was recognized only by those with a technical background or working in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math-related industry. However, the increase in new technology and scientific innovation has generated a higher demand for these professionals inside and outside the common STEM industries.
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Career Link: How Recruiters Work For You

Recruiters can be an extremely useful resource for job seekers in a number of ways. And even if you’re not currently looking, it never hurts to have a relationship with a recruiter, as they’ll always have you in the back of their mind when discovering new career opportunities.
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Minnesota Tourism: A Summer of Growth

Travel and tourism have a significant impact on the local economy, affecting every county in the state. While the 2013 summer travel season may have started slow due to a never-ending winter, Minnesota lodging businesses are having a very good year.
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Full-time MBA Profile: Sheng Lee Tomar

Sheng Lee Tomar, a Full-time UST MBA student set to graduate in 2014, has arrived where she is because of her “work hard, play hard” attitude, as well as her unfailing positivity in the face of continuous challenges.