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Being Honest

By Deb Basarich, Full-time UST MBA Associate Director of Student Life I was once asked in a job interview “When is it OK to lie?” I’ve often thought about this question and have asked it to others....
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The (Business) "Benefits" of Lard

Just how powerful is branding?  National Public Radio recently posted an interesting segment in regards to lard of all things and its lack of popularity due in large part to branding.  You can find this...
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Nominations Open for Star Tribune's "Top Workplaces"

From the Star Tribune: For the past two years, the Star Tribune and the Pennsylvania research firm WorkplaceDynamics have set out to identify Minnesota's Top Workplaces. University of St. Thomas management...
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Reading Outside of the Classroom

Learning is life-long; take it from leading business thinkers and strategists.  The Wall Street Journal recently posted thisarticle where notable business professors such as Warren Bennis, from USC and...
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Rethinking Your Every Word

This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group and co-founder of the Russian technology blog Gridder.ru. Al Ries, one of the world's top marketing...
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When is the best time to buy?

I need to replace the carpet in my home. When should I buy my hubby that big screen TV he’s been drooling over? This Minnesota winter weather (even if it is mild) is starting to get to me...I need to go...
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Student Business Profile

Today's post comes from the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship newsletter, with a profile of a new venture launched by some undergraduate business alumni, who among other clients are helping the UST MBA with...
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Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

You have a better chance of getting an answer around Christmas time as business activity is slow at this time of year, and it gives managers some time to devote to personal activities like recruiting.
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The Art of the Hand-Written Thank You Note

A recent article written by Prof. Laura French in the Star Tribune Lifestyle section provides a great perspective from current UST MBA student, Annelise Larson on how the thank-you note has evolved.
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‘Tis Better to Give than 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 comparatively needy organizations and the poor whose activities do not earn them enough in the free market.
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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.
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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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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.