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Being Honest

By Deb Basarich, Full-time UST MBA Associate Director of Student Life I was once asked in a job interview “When is it OK to lie?” I’ve often thought about this question and have asked it to others....
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The (Business) "Benefits" of Lard

Just how powerful is branding?  National Public Radio recently posted an interesting segment in regards to lard of all things and its lack of popularity due in large part to branding.  You can find this...
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Nominations Open for Star Tribune's "Top Workplaces"

From the Star Tribune: For the past two years, the Star Tribune and the Pennsylvania research firm WorkplaceDynamics have set out to identify Minnesota's Top Workplaces. University of St. Thomas management...
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Reading Outside of the Classroom

Learning is life-long; take it from leading business thinkers and strategists.  The Wall Street Journal recently posted thisarticle where notable business professors such as Warren Bennis, from USC and...
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Rethinking Your Every Word

This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group and co-founder of the Russian technology blog Gridder.ru. Al Ries, one of the world's top marketing...
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When is the best time to buy?

I need to replace the carpet in my home. When should I buy my hubby that big screen TV he’s been drooling over? This Minnesota winter weather (even if it is mild) is starting to get to me...I need to go...
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Student Business Profile

Today's post comes from the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship newsletter, with a profile of a new venture launched by some undergraduate business alumni, who among other clients are helping the UST MBA with...
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What's in store for the new year?

The Star Tribune took to predicting the future in this weekend's paper, with the Help of some UST business faculty. "We asked experts across the Twin Cities to forecast the months ahead — or make their best,...
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Resolve to be "flawsome" in 2012

Today is January 2, and hopefully most of you have not given up on your resolutions for the new year already.  One of the mistakes that many people make is that they look at resolutions as an...
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Happy holidays!

The University of St. Thomas is closed from Friday, December 23 through Sunday, January 1.  Look for new blog posts in 2012! To get into the holiday spirit, be sure to watch "A St. Thomas Christmas" on your...
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2012 Challenge: Email on a “Human Scale”

This post originally appeared in The Scroll, a blog for the University of St. Thomas community.  It was written by Dr. Carol Bruess, a professor in the Communication & Journalism department.   My smart...
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How's Your Twitter Resume – #Twesume

This post, by Pavi Andaloo, a second-year full-time MBA student, comes from the “CareerLink” blog by UST’s Graduate Business Career Services office. Are you an avid twitter user and cognizant of using...
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Wall of Failure

Odd title for a business school blog post, isn’t it? Well, when I read Jeff Stibel’s blog “Why I Hire People Who Fail” from the HBR Blog Network, I was intrigued by his approach to creating a...
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BizTube: Market Research

All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA This video has been overtaking my life in recent weeks, thanks to the many friends I have on Facebook who...
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Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

This post, by Pavi Andaloo, a second-year full-time MBA student, comes from the “CareerLink” blog by UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. Are you like me, who thinks of the holiday season as a...
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The Art of the Hand-Written Thank You Note

This article was written by Deb Basarich, Associate Director of Student Life for the Full-time UST MBA program. When was the last time you purchased resume paper with a matching envelope and put it into a...
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‘Tis Better to Give than to Give Back

By Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. 'Tis the season to give back. Last year in the United States, total charitable giving of more than 2% of GDP was redistributed from wealthy corporations and the well-to-do to...
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The View from Dubai

I am on the road this week, recruiting students for the Full-time UST MBA program in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This is a relatively new market for us to explore, but with all of the growth here in the last decade...
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High Fructose Corn Syrup, Thy Name is Not Corn Sugar

This post by Dan Kelly originally appeared on DuetsBlog, which was born out of the chasm that can divide legal and marketing types and seeks to facilitate collaborations among them. More than a year ago, I...
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Ask the Ethics Officer: Embellishing Your Résumé

Dear Ethics Officer, I overheard a colleague saying that she often “embellished” on her résumé about her experience and that it helped her to steadily improve her career.  She said that she could...
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Small Is Beautiful

This post is from the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine, by Kate Norlander '07 M.B.C. When Chris Cook joined FRWD as a senior analyst in August 2009, it was a new company, and he was its fifth employee. The...
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Could you be the first Opus Scholar?

The Full-time UST MBA program recently announced an exciting new scholarship initiative for fall 2012 applicants.  Twelve full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to top candidates, and several additional...