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Career Link: Putting Entrepreneurial Ideas into Action

“There are no bad ideas,” or so the saying goes. But the real worth of an idea lies in the number of problems it can solve or ambiguities it can explain. The same applies to an entrepreneurial venture, writes Sean Higgins, '14 M.B.A.
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Profile: Abbey Pieper ’13 M.B.A.

For Abbey Pieper, a UST MBA was not just a degree, it was a toolbox. Now vice president at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, she uses her MBA every day to stay relevant in the resort industry, specifically in terms of understanding how to approach and solve problems.
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CEO’s Perspective: 4 Attributes in Making a Hire

Mark Rauenhorst, former chairman and CEO of Opus Corporation, shared his insights on "making it count" in your professional and personal life at the Opus College of Business Class of 2014 graduate commencement ceremony.
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Admissions Advice: When to Start a Master’s Degree

For many students, along with the excitement of graduation and celebrating the end of one educational milestone comes the thought about “what happens next?” Is it a full-time job, heading back into the classroom for graduate school, or both?
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Success Through Invisibility

If you’ve ever heard or used the truism, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” know that this is actually a false-ism, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Intersections Event Highlights Challenges in Creating a Meaningful Customer Experience

When we think of ways in which our polar vortex of a winter may have impacted retailers in the state, the most obvious is the inability for consumers to get to the stores…But as Roberta Bonoff, founder and owner of Creative Kidstuff and one of the participants in the May 5 Intersections event pointed out, “that’s only the start of it.”
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Sharing a Drink of “Lemonaid”

Tommie sophomores Justin Thunstrom and Mike Dungan created a donation-based crowdfunding platform—Lemonaid Stand—in their Foundations of Entrepreneurship class, highlighting businesses created by students.
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Eureka! Entrepreneur Innovations Honored

Two St. Thomas-affiliated organizations are amongst the inaugural class of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Eureka! award winners. The awards recognize ground-breaking innovation at companies and nonprofits in the Twin Cities.
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Men, Women, and the Workplace

How can men and women can work together to create a more inclusive workplace for all? A recent discussion presented by the Saint Thomas chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs sought to answer this question.
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It’s [Not] a Small World

New ways of collecting and interpreting data are changing business practices, providing insights into consumers and allowing data scientists to answer questions they never knew to ask.
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Profile: Susan Beatty ’05 M.B.C.

When Susan Beatty started her first job at Piper Jaffray, she knew there was something she was missing. A UST MBC filled that void, supplying her with the confidence and skills to succeed as a communications professional in the business world.
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WOW! Business in 3-D

Imagine if you didn’t need to halt production when a machine part breaks. Instead of waiting for a new component to be delivered, you 3-D print it in a matter of hours.
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How Does Wacky Weather Impact Retailing?

Some weather events impact all retail categories, while others have different impacts on different retailers. There isn’t a part of your business that isn’t effected. The big question is: What do you do, how do you plan, and how do you adjust to each situation? Professor Dave Brennan and Creative Kid Stuff CEO Roberta Bonoff will take on the polar vortex at the Intersections in Consumer Behavior event, May 7.
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Great Expectations

Return on wealth. Valuation. Market share. These are just three benchmarks on which corporate leaders are graded. They’re also used to grade students in the Full-time UST MBA program.
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Career Link: Five Ways to Derail a Promising Career

It seems almost unfair to learn to be successful in your career by benefitting from other people’s mistakes, writes Career Specialist LaBarre Spence. But you can learn from those who weren't able to overcome these five faults.
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The Call of the Loon

Treasured memories of times spent on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minn., in his youth were among the factors leading David Burke ’13 to create a clothing brand built around the Midwestern dedication to an outdoor lifestyle.
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Impact Investing: A Lifeblood to Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Impact investing, making investments with the intention of generating both measurable social/environmental impact along with a financial return, is growing worldwide. The Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, Friday, May 2, is the only Minnesota one-day event bringing key national and statewide impact investing leaders together