Opportunities often start with a series of connections, or maybe a chance meeting. And so it was that Assistant Dean Bill Woodson ended up representing St. Thomas at the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s annual Leadership Conference in New York.
Marine Melin is an Evening UST MBA exchange student from IAE of Caen, France, here to learn about American business culture and practices. We invited her to share some of her insights on the cultural differences she’s experienced while at St. Thomas.
How often do you look in the mirror and assess your skills and abilities? After being in the recruiting industry for almost 18 years, Chris Ohlendorf has found that people who have a good, strong grasp of their own strengths and weaknesses are much more successful overall.
In recent years there has been a marked decline in the respect afforded job candidates, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR. While managers and HR people attempt to be insulated from having to give people bad news, their organizations suffer diminished reputation in the process.
This year’s consumer survey on St. Patrick’s Day, conducted by the National Retail Federation, shows 133 million Americans planned to celebrate. St. Paul bars, restaurants, and small businesses want to maximize the revenue they can create from the holiday, writes Rachel Barton.
We need to be attentive to the impact of globalization on our community, writes Professor Peter Young. The challenges and opportunities this presents must be a subject of attention for any modern business school.
Your résumé must demonstrate that you, as a candidate, have the potential to add value to the employer. With attention to detail and thorough research, your carefully prepared résumé will soon result in your first interview.
A team of UST MBA Students will compete this week to secure $1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture. The The Hult Prize is a program committed to launching the next wave of social enterprises by encouraging teams to compete in solving the world's challenging problems through business.
Congressman Keith Ellison spoke to a crowd of more than 60 future graduate students at the Learners to Leaders Leadership Summit on campus last weekend. The leaders of today face problems they don't yet know how to solve, he said. The solutions are going to come from today’s college and graduate students.
The differing perspectives that Evening UST MBA student Travis Bezella gained while studying abroad shed new light "on what I believed I knew about business being truly global." Many of these interactions challenged him to consider his MBA experience, as well as his career, in a completely new light.
India has a lot to teach the rest of the world, writes Pleasant Radford, Jr. in a reflection on his study abroad trip there this J-Term. We must be willing to listen, observe, and appreciate the beauty in its “managed chaos.”
Perhaps it's just a buzzword that will fade with time or maybe it's the next phase of a movement that has been and will continue to change workplaces, inspiring women and men to go after their dreams and “lean in” to their passions.
As one lecturer put it, “2015 is a crucible for the global risk management community. (Yes, there is such a thing!) Both of these major events are being held in volatile areas of the world and the demands for risk managing them are higher than I have ever seen.”