Many New Year’s Resolutions are focused on wellness – often in a bloated response to our holiday festivities. The concept of wellness is becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. You may even be finding a new ally in your quest for wellness in an unexpected place – your office.
The University of St. Thomas will be closed from December 21, 2013, until January 2, 2014, to allow our faculty, staff and students to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. On behalf of each of us at the Opus College of Business, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
The holidays provide great opportunity for self-reflection and time for goal setting, writes career coach Jessica Bauer. What would you ask for if you knew your boss could deliver it to us like a neatly wrapped Christmas package?
An ad developed by the BBDO agency for Pantene Philippines has created quite a stir in the business community. Workplace stereotypes and institutional sexism are real issues. The debate surrounding Pantene’s ad has highlighted the challenges facing today’s women business leaders AND the individual biases (conscious and unconscious) affecting how we perceive them, writes Colleen Sauter. Watch the video, read the posts, and then ask yourself—Am I aware of gender topics in the workplace?
A child’s first way to make money is often learned in the front yard, selling Dixie cups of lemonade from a fold-up card table on a hot sunny day. They use this “lemonade stand” to make a little money and wind up getting some basic exposure to running a business. One University of St. Thomas class is moving the lemonade stand concept out of the front yard and into the real-world.
Before Santa Claus and his reindeer set out for their Christmas Eve adventures, what are the Santa Claus' workshop operations like in the North Pole the rest of the year? We turned to University of St. Thomas operations experts to estimate Santa Claus; operational numbers.
Cover letters can serve many purposes, most importantly, to fully introduce the whole candidate to the recruiter. This document, while less important that the resume, will serve as your first impression to a recruiter.
Earlier this fall Direct Marketing News named Mason Thelen ’04 to its list of the country’s 40 most influential marketers under age 40. It’s pretty impressive, considering he switched out of his marketing major at St. Thomas. He credits that change as part of the reason he was able to start eight successful businesses before he turned 30.
Your first position, and most definitely the first few years after graduating from college will define where your career goes, writes guest blogger Tony Sorensen, CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting, and McKinley Consulting. Your career is similar to that of a major league baseball player. It’s not the company you work for that will shape your career…it’s YOU.
The internet offers many suggestions for how to prepare for an interview. Suggestions like practicing responses to typical questions and researching the company are certainly valuable. Here are a couple more recommendations that you don’t hear very often to help you stand out from the rest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.