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5 Reasons to Attend the Multicultural Forum (plus one more)

The 25th annual Multicultural Forum will take place next week at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The blog Smartgiving Matters last week compiled a great list of 5 reasons to attend, particularly of you work in the nonprofit world. The post was by Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, the Charities Review Council’s Program Director, who will be representing her organization at the Forum.
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New Building Planned for Minneapolis Campus

After months of clandestine negotiations, the university announced today it will open Schulz Hall across the street from Schulze Hall in 2014. The new meeting and event facility will be named in honor of famous Minnesota cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, the long-running comic featuring Charlie Brown.
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L2L Summit Positions Minority Students for Grad School and Career Success

Saturday March 1 marked the date of the Fourth Annual Learners to Leaders Summit. The annual summit is a unique event hosted by the Opus College of Business but targeted to a wide range of future professionals with connections to area colleges, including current juniors and seniors, as well as recent grads.
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Christina Milanowski M.B.C. ’15 Honored with Young Professional Award

Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations, and a student in the Opus College of Business' Master of Business Communication program, has been named the 2012 Young Professional by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 35th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards.
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Who owns you?

During the last month, people in my household were treated as property by service providers a couple of times, based on the assumption by corporations managing service businesses that all current customers “belong” to the business.
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Outside Consultant Round-up

UST faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune‘s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s a round-up of a few recent questions.
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GMAC Offers Leadership Skills Assessment for B-School Students

If you’ve wondered how your “soft skills” compare to other business people, GMAC, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, is offering an assessment called Reflect. It is designed to help you understand your leadership strengths and areas of opportunity.
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CEBC Ethics Case Competition Winners Headed to IBECC

On March 1, teams from the full-time MBA program at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business competed in the fifth annual CEBC Ethics Case Competition, teams explored the topic of “Video Gaming: Economic, Legal and Ethical Considerations” from a business, legal and ethical framework.
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Meet Sarah Bernhardt ’09 M.B.A.

I have been able to meet hundreds of students who share similar goals but have very diverse backgrounds and work in various industries, writes Sarah Bernhardt ’09 M.B.A. Out of those connections, I have formed lifelong friendships and established future networking connections.
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Research – the Key to Interview Success

To show knowledge of the company you hope to obtain employment with, research is key. While knowing their mission statement is a great start, the research should venture much farther than that. Interviewers expect that research of the company has been completed, but in most cases, research of the interviewer themselves should also be done.
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U.S. News Ranks Graduate Programs

St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are included in the Best Graduate Schools rankings published today (March 12) by U.S. News & World Report.
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Does gender and racial identity no longer matter in business?

The presence of female and minority leaders in America today has some people thinking that gender and racial/ethnic identity no longer matter in business and society today. In fact, these issues have just become muted and difficult to talk about due to political correctness and fear
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Nominate a Professor for the Julie Hays Teaching Award – Deadline Today

Nominees for the Julie Hays Teaching Award should demonstrate exceptional dedication as well as extraordinary skills and success at enhancing students’ ability to think critically, act wisely and advance the common good by educating students and working professionals to become effective, ethical business leaders and to be constructive contributors to society.
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Shark Tank – Find the Value Proposition to Find Success

Last week many fans of the popular TV series Shark Tank saw the presentation of a not-so-new concept by a woman named Jessica. Jeska Shoes specializes in the development and design of women’s shoes with interchangeable heels and other accessories. She offered a 30% stake for $70,000 equity in her company but she ended up giving away 70% of the company for that same amount to Daymond John.
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Snow Day?

My daughter is not a fan of “snow days," she got up, put on winter gear and said “Let’s go, Mom!” Snow days? They can wait.