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Are you part of the social media revolution?

It sometimes seems that there's a new social networking platform launched every day.  Facebook tends to get the most press, but Twitter isn't far behind.  One that all MBAs (and prospective MBAs) should be...
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Jargon Genesis: Paradigm Shift

In 1962, Thomas Kuhn wrote what I'm certain is a scintillating book entitled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. I have not yet read it because I've been busy immersing myself in higher quality...
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Pitching your fit

There are hundreds of tips and resources available from the UST MBA office of Graduate Business Career Services. Occasionally, we will pull one out of the file and share pieces of it here on the blog. One of...
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As a manager, "Do You Have Their Backs?"

HBR's Conversation has a great post this week about management and covering people's backs. It helps, as an employee, to know that your boss supports you. "There are many nuances to how bosses protect their...
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Jargon Genesis: Drinking the Kool-Aid

I have to wonder if the users of this cliché are aware of its morbid origins! Although we might innocuously state, “People are drinking the Kool-Aid from our last campaign, and sales are up,” the phrase...
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Twin Cities Industrial Market Still Sluggish

Cross posted from UST's Real Estate Matters blog, offering views and views about the world of real estate. Here is a recent article by Burl Gilyard, a staff writer for Finance and Commerce, regarding the...
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Jargon Genesis: Hit the Ground Running

What do a hobo jumping off a train and a paratrooper have in common? They both hit the ground running! Sometime in the late 19th century, this phrase came to light in written form. One example is from a...
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Is BP's spill a leak or a gusher?

Since April the media have been actively covering the aftermath of an accident on a drill rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Generally reporters use the term “leak” to describe the flow of crude...
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The New, NEW Interview Questions

As the competition for jobs continues to be fierce, every step of the way employers and hiring managers are finding new tools to test job candidates to find the best one for the job. Why do you want this job?...
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The iCollege

When I was a freshman at a highly-respected university in a northern clime, I would have paid any amount to convince my psych professor to come to my dorm and share with me, while I lounged in my pajamas,...
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From the Dean

College of Arts and Sciences Promotes Civil Discourse