St. Thomas Students Bank $48,000 in Scholarships at Fowler Business Competition

Jane Kramer, along with teammates Nana Yaa Dodi and Marine Melin, won the graduate competition for her concept Lou Lou Ingredients. The idea was born in Kramer’s kitchen, preparing gluten- and dairy-free snacks for her kids and their friends dealing with food allergies. She noticed grocery stores made similar products, but didn’t offer full meals. She plans to change that.
Robert Safian

Fast Company’s Robert Safian Explains How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Change

2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker Robert Safian said that MBA programs should prepare students for the real world, and that the outcome of education should be learning how to learn. Sounds simple, writes Diana Cohen in this event recap, but this requires a robust curriculum and engaged faculty and students. It was a timely message to students, staff and faculty.

Hundreds Participate in Fall Career Opportunity Fair

More than 300 undergraduate and graduate business students attended the Fall Career Opportunity Fair last week with 53 companies from a wide variety of industries participating. MBA, software engineering, masters of business communication, accountancy and a staggering number of junior and senior undergraduates from a wide variety of disciplines proudly displayed the UST brand.

Career Link: Networking for Life

When focused on your job search, networking is where the action is. More than 85% of jobs are found through conversations at parties, professional organizational meetings or over a cup of coffee. An informational interview takes the pressure out of these settings and provides an atmosphere where questions and conversations are welcome.

Building a More Inclusive Community

In any given week St. Thomas offers a wide range of workshops to members of its community. Still there were many aspects of the Howard Ross workshop on Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Leadership that set it apart.

Career Link: Targeting Your Resume

When you have identified a job that you’re interested in, you want to become an “expert” on what the recruiter is looking for. As an “expert”, you would know it well enough to be able to teach someone else about it.
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A Veterans Perspective: George Lang ’76 M.B.A.

To mark Veteran's Day we are profiling George Lang '76 M.B.A., a veteran of the Vietnam War and graduate of the first class of MBAs from St. Thomas. Continuing his dedication to service, Lang is excited to be part of the Graduate Business Alumni Board. He sees this as an opportunity to reconnect with St. Thomas and to see what current-day students are learning.
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The Inventory For Your Future

An occupation inventory is a document which contains each and every position held as well as each and every responsibility for those positions. This document has no limit length, no desired conditional formatting and serves a single purpose, to create a complete professional track record that can be utilized for any future position.

Outreach Scholars Reflect the 21st Century Workplace

Being a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority, for example, or an international student, a non-Minnesotan, a woman, or a liberal arts major also grants membership within a distinctive group within the larger community that is the Full-time UST MBA program and becomes a signature aspect of many students’ St. Thomas experience.
NSHMBA career fair Friday October 9, 2009 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Preparing for Success: Career Opportunity Fair

Tom Colosimo, Career Coach Specialist, details the best way to ace any Career Fair, but most importantly the Career Opportunity Fair, held next week in the Law School Schulze Grand Atrium on Friday, November 15th.
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Need Professional Growth? Find a Career Mentor!

Thousands of training companies and products exist to help individuals grow in virtually any profession. Many of these tools are great, but often cover broad topics, such as communications, management, and business acumen. How do you go about receiving customized training for your unique situation? A great option is to find a career mentor.
Trudy Rautio

Never Give Up

Trudy Rautio, Carlson Company’s CEO, exemplifies this company’s credo.

New Mayo Innovation Scholars Named

In the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, UST MBA students lead a select group of Minnesota students in an extraordinary internship that places it at the intersection of science, business, medicine and ethics for five months of one academic year.

Opportunity Knocks … An Entrepreneur Answers

Entrepreneurs envision a better, faster, cheaper or more efficient way to produce a product or service. On the strength of that vision, they work to turn their idea into a profitable business enterprise.

Pioneering Health Care in Minnesota

In Minnesota and the greater University of St. Thomas community, improvements have already changed the way patients receive new health care benefits. Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, the director of the UST Center for Health and Medical Affairs, shared his insight to the progressive nature of our evolving local health care models.

The Most Influential Fast Company Articles in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Have you seen the annual list of the “Most Creative People in Business” or learned something interesting from a “30 Second MBA” video? Those are two notable features from Fast Company, introduced under the direction of its editor, Robert Safian. Please join us as we welcome Safian to the Opus College of Business as our 2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker, Thursday, November 14.
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Mayo’s Newest Innovators

Second-year UST MBA students provide direction to the world’s leading medical clinic as Mayo Innovation Scholars.

How a Psychology Major Changed his Career with an MBA

For Quinten McGruder ’04, ’07 M.A., ’11 M.B.A., the goal of the UST MBA program is to prepare students to make business decisions, familiarize them with the vocabulary of the field and help them feel more comfortable in any kind of business environment – a goal that for him, the program has met. “You’re not going to leave knowing everything, but I think at least what it’s going to do is help you to either find someone who will know the answer or know which questions to ask in any given situation.”
Jerad Justesen

Suburban Secrets

An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
Abdi Husen '13 is working on water quality issues in Africa. (Photo by Mark Brown)

Bottled Hope

Access to clean water may not be a problem in the United States. but in Abdi Husen’s homeland of Ethiopia more than 56 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Husen decided to address this disparity … one bottle at a time.