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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...
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The A Team

From the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine Looking out the window of her 20th-floor office toward the North Loop neighborhood, Margaret Murphy ’02 M.B.A., the president and chief operating officer of brand...
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Five(+) Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

With the experience of creating two distinct product lines and eventually selling these brands to S.C. Johnson, Monica Nassif, founder of Caldrea and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day shared her steps to starting a...
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$50,000 bonus after five years with your company

What would you think if someone told you you’d receive a $50,000 bonus if you stayed in your job for five years?  My guess is that most people would think, “it’s too good to be true” or “you’ve...
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Minnesota: The Rankings Don't Lie

This post comes from the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine, and is by Grace Hertel '11 It’s time for Minnesota to dust off its trophy case. In the past 10 years, the nation has realized what we at the Opus...
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“Fall Back” and Fall Asleep

Autumn has come and gone, but many of us in the Midwest (with the above average temperatures) continue to fool ourselves that it’s just late summer or the early part of fall.  Winter is still months away! ...
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The Business of Trust: Better Business Bureau

Q & A with Dana Badgerow Interview conducted and edited by Lisa Guyott in the Fall 2011 Edition of B. Magazine. From a vigilance committee to secret shoppers, the president and CEO of the Better Business...
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Finding the Fit

We in admissions enjoy sifting through our applications, noting why each applicant has interest in an MBA, how they foresee themselves utilizing it, and what specifically brought them to apply to the...
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The high price of loyalty

Have you heard about the approaching "Bank Transfer Day" — on which "thousands are signing up to leave large banks in favor of credit unions on or before Saturday, November 5"? It's no easy task to just...
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Rethinking your Weaknesses

This post comes from the “CareerLink” blog by the Graduate Business Career Services office in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. The idea of doubling your strengths...