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Small Is Beautiful

Chris Cook '09 M.B.A. embraces the benefits of working for a small business.
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Minnesota: The Rankings Don't Lie

This post comes from the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine, and is by Grace Hertel '11 It’s time for Minnesota to dust off its trophy case. In the past 10 years, the nation has realized what we at the Opus...
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“Fall Back” and Fall Asleep

Autumn has come and gone, but many of us in the Midwest (with the above average temperatures) continue to fool ourselves that it’s just late summer or the early part of fall.  Winter is still months away! ...
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The Business of Trust: Better Business Bureau

Q & A with Dana Badgerow Interview conducted and edited by Lisa Guyott in the Fall 2011 Edition of B. Magazine. From a vigilance committee to secret shoppers, the president and CEO of the Better Business...
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Finding the Fit

We in admissions enjoy sifting through our applications, noting why each applicant has interest in an MBA, how they foresee themselves utilizing it, and what specifically brought them to apply to the...
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The high price of loyalty

Have you heard about the approaching "Bank Transfer Day" — on which "thousands are signing up to leave large banks in favor of credit unions on or before Saturday, November 5"? It's no easy task to just...
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Rethinking your Weaknesses

This post comes from the “CareerLink” blog by the Graduate Business Career Services office in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. The idea of doubling your strengths...
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QS World MBA Tour visits Minneapolis on Friday

For more than a decade, the QS World MBA Tour has organized MBA fairs in major cities on every inhabited continent in the world.  While New York, London, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires have long been part of the...
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Intersections: Where theory and practice converge

Last week the Opus College of Business announced the launch of its "Intersections" speaker series. The four-part series for the 2011-2012 academic year will put top local executives and academics on the...
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Ask the Ethics Officer: Pulling Your Own Weight

Dear Ethics Officer, I have a group member who does not pull their weight, yet their name ends up on all group assignments. I want to learn to address this situation without conflict, so I know how to deal...
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Becoming a Social Entrepreneur

By Larissa Rodriguez, MBA (’11), a full-time marketing executive in the health care industry When I graduated with my MBA degree this past May, I expected to spend my first summer in three years enjoying a...
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Internships and networking go hand-in-hand

The Financial Times recently reported on the results of a Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) survey, which showed that MBA graduates who completed an internship during their studies were...
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Avoiding the snooze fest

This post is by Karin Gelschus, a student in the Evening UST MBA program. With less than a year to go, I’m counting the months until I can have my weeknights and weekends back. Besides the light at the end...