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Happy holidays!

The University of St. Thomas is closed from Friday, December 23 through Sunday, January 1.  Look for new blog posts in 2012! To get into the holiday spirit, be sure to watch "A St. Thomas Christmas" on your...
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2012 Challenge: Email on a “Human Scale”

This post originally appeared in The Scroll, a blog for the University of St. Thomas community.  It was written by Dr. Carol Bruess, a professor in the Communication & Journalism department.   My smart...
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How's Your Twitter Resume – #Twesume

This post, by Pavi Andaloo, a second-year full-time MBA student, comes from the “CareerLink” blog by UST’s Graduate Business Career Services office. Are you an avid twitter user and cognizant of using...
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Wall of Failure

Odd title for a business school blog post, isn’t it? Well, when I read Jeff Stibel’s blog “Why I Hire People Who Fail” from the HBR Blog Network, I was intrigued by his approach to creating a...
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BizTube: Market Research

All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA This video has been overtaking my life in recent weeks, thanks to the many friends I have on Facebook who...
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Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

This post, by Pavi Andaloo, a second-year full-time MBA student, comes from the “CareerLink” blog by UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. Are you like me, who thinks of the holiday season as a...
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The Art of the Hand-Written Thank You Note

This article was written by Deb Basarich, Associate Director of Student Life for the Full-time UST MBA program. When was the last time you purchased resume paper with a matching envelope and put it into a...
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‘Tis Better to Give than to Give Back

By Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. 'Tis the season to give back. Last year in the United States, total charitable giving of more than 2% of GDP was redistributed from wealthy corporations and the well-to-do to...
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The View from Dubai

I am on the road this week, recruiting students for the Full-time UST MBA program in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This is a relatively new market for us to explore, but with all of the growth here in the last decade...
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High Fructose Corn Syrup, Thy Name is Not Corn Sugar

This post by Dan Kelly originally appeared on DuetsBlog, which was born out of the chasm that can divide legal and marketing types and seeks to facilitate collaborations among them. More than a year ago, I...
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Ask the Ethics Officer: Embellishing Your Résumé

Dear Ethics Officer, I overheard a colleague saying that she often “embellished” on her résumé about her experience and that it helped her to steadily improve her career.  She said that she could...
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Small Is Beautiful

This post is from the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine, by Kate Norlander '07 M.B.C. When Chris Cook joined FRWD as a senior analyst in August 2009, it was a new company, and he was its fifth employee. The...
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One Mark of the Opus College of Business' ROI

This fall marks the start of my fifth year as a part of the St. Thomas community. I can honestly say that of all of the projects and programs I’ve been a part of during my tenure, the Promises Kept Tour has...
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Could you be the first Opus Scholar?

The Full-time UST MBA program recently announced an exciting new scholarship initiative for fall 2012 applicants.  Twelve full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to top candidates, and several additional...
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Faculty Profile: Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange

Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Management If you are a CPA or an aspiring CPA and you feel daunted by the exams, consider yourself lucky that at least you can take the exams electronically. Dr. Teresa...
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It gets easier: a pep talk for new MBAs

One of the things I wish I would have been told is that the MBA process also becomes more enjoyable, not only because I am advancing my business acumen, but also because I have made friends in the program and am able to focus my studies on things I really enjoy.
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Ethics and the Economy

By Christopher Puto, Dean of the Opus College of Business As I write this, the U. S. economy is either in an extended stagnation or one of the slowest recoveries since such activities have been tracked. An...
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Where theory and practice meet…on marketing

By Jeff Kaczrowski Assistant Director, Graduate Business Alumni More than 200 UST students, alumni, and friends of the university gathered for the inaugural UST Intersections speaker series November 10.  The...
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BizTube: Capitalism and Monopolies

All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpBkc2jK-6w Before you curse me for wasting one minute and thirty seconds of your life, allow me to explain the...
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Can I get that to go?

About 25 years ago I became familiar with White Castle through a friend from out East who called the small, square (…. greasy, salty, oniony, and a bit mushy…) burgers “sliders.”  Cheeseburgers were...