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Five Essential MBA Career Sites

This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. You’ve all heard the statistic that 60-90% of jobs are not found on the Internet and instead come from...
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The Corn-on-the-cob King of the Minnesota State Fair

A highlight for many Minnesota State Fair-lovers is the announcement of new food vendors each summer.  A battle of sorts is waged every year as new products are promoted and tested, with a limited amount of...
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Starting your MBA? Read this first.

It is September...already and many people are gearing up to go back to school. Our Full-time UST MBA students have been on campus since Monday for Launch Week. Evening UST MBA students had orientation Tuesday...
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UST's own "math genius"

When Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi was a young boy, he was often called a “math genius” by his classmates. That may sound flattering to a group of adults, but coming from his classmates, that wasn’t necessarily a...
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Is your writing sending the right message?

From Scientific American's Mind Matters Blog: Are there hidden messages in your emails? Yes, and in everything you write or say, according to James Pennebaker, chair of the department of psychology at the...
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Sustainable by design

This post by Kate Metzger comes from The Bulletin and is a great example of what UST is doing to become a more environmentally sustainable campus. In 2008, Father Dennis Dease signed the American College...
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St. Paul's Pearson Candy Company Sold

I don't know if you heard the news this week but a private equity firm in Connecticut, "said Monday that it has acquired St. Paul-based Pearson Candy Co., the 101-year-old manufacturer of Pearson's Salted Nut...
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St Thomas’ own “great Minnesota get-together”

This year Fair-goers can also exhibit their singing talent in a "giant sing along, karaoke style," show their endurance in the 5K Milk Run, and navigate over 320 acres of land in search of that perfect pronto pup. What a great way to spend some time at the end of August...which gets me back to St Thomas’ own "great Minnesota get-together"—Full-time MBA Launch!
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One thing you don't want to hear from a VP

Bottom line: top management and executive type jobs are all about delegating and managing. If these two things are not in place, hopefully the CEO is able to spot this and do something about it.
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How Rude!

Not long ago I connected with Jim Lukaszewski on LinkedIn.  Within an hour I received a LinkedIn request from someone on his network list – whom I had never met.  Collector! More recently I got an...
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"What I wish I'd known"–advice from MBA grads

As they say, hindsight is always 20/20. So as our MBA students prepare to start classes just three short weeks from now, I thought that they (and anyone else considering pursuing an MBA in the future) could...
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Twin Cities tops nation in volunteerism

A report released by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service says an average of 37.1 percent of Twin Cities residents volunteered annually over a three-year period covering 2008-2010.
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BizTube: Know Your Consumer

All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube You’re a new parent. You want the best for your child. So you do an internet search for the top baby toys of 2010-2011. You jump on Amazon and...
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The power of one – what Droid could have become

This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group. Earlier this year I posted an article about how phone manufacturers were losing their brand power by...
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Framing Organizational Behavior

While it was interesting to study the various theories and ways that people may view the world in her organizational behavior class, Lindsey Buhrmann truly appreciated learning how to become a savvier business person who will bring value to an organization.
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Happy 20th anniversary to the World Wide Web

For business professionals, information technology has become so ubiquitous that we take it for granted.  It's hard to imagine getting through the day without using e-mail, browsing websites, making online...
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The $37,000 haiku tweet

Application tweet Showed his creativity Earned a scholarship   There are many parts to an MBA application, but one of the most time-consuming is writing the essay.  At UST (as at many universities), we...
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MBA Lesson #1: Time Management

As the Program Director for the Full-time UST MBA program, one of my key responsibilities during the summer is communicating with incoming students about how to prepare for their first semester.  While many...