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Lynn Casey honored for Career Achievement

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's 14th Annual Women in Business Awards publication was released late last week.  Lynn Casey, CEO and Chairwoman of public relations firm Padilla Speer Beardsley...
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UST MBA alumna leads top Twin Cities clinic

Not many of our MBA graduates can say they once dreamed of being a Rockette.  While Health Care UST MBA alumna Donna Block never achieved that particular dream, her medical degree and MBA have enabled her...
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Before the Bundt pan: A short history of Nordic Ware

As discussed in a previous post, being the baker I am, I’m a huge fan of the Bundt pan.  When I heard about a talk being given by Dorothy and Jennifer Dalquist of Nordic Ware, I jumped at the chance to...

What’s Your View of the Future?

With graduation just weeks away, many students are seriously contemplating their future right now. From FOX 9 News, a new poll by the Associated Press shows 18 to 24 year olds more pessimistic about their economic futures compared to a similar poll in 2007.
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To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

UST finals begin tomorrow. How do you study and how successful are you at taking tests? A New York Times article reviewed a report that compared students’ study methods.  Students who read the material...
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Squishy Circuits Teach Electrical Innovation

For Friday, something a little off-topic but showing other areas of innovation here at UST. I've been working on finishing my basement for a few months now. We started essentially with a blank slate and the...
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Jargon Genesis: Trump

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek published a long and rather unflattering article on Donald Trump, his life, wealth, and potential for US presidential candidacy. Don’t stop reading here! I have no...
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One Day Only: Dean Puto Suspends the Dress Code!

I guess there is a first time for everything.  In the five years that I’ve worked at UST, I never heard of the Dean suspending the dress code.  When I first heard this, I immediately thought, “Oh,...
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Insights on Instigating an IPO

Minneapolis-based SPS Commerce’s services take advantage of the new breed of software, often referred to as “cloud computing” or “Software-as-a-Service,” that connects global trading partners. Some of the lessons that Master's Pub speaker Kim Nelson learned during the IPO process involved four "Ps" - preparation, people, perspective and process.
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The Dreaded Blank Page

Even for the most seasoned writer, there may be nothing more daunting than starting to write… particularly when faced with a looming deadline and absence of an idea from which to begin. What you are reading...
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For Part-Time MBAs, a Full-Size ROI

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek discussed the return-on-investment (ROI) of the part-time MBA, something I am often asked about.   It is a very important question that should be asked by every...
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What Makes "A Real Education?"

I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, thinkers and engineers who will...
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Do you slurp your soup?

Many people pursue an MBA degree to help them find a new career.  Evening UST MBA alumna Elizabeth Craig has made a career out of helping people find new careers. Author of the award-winning Don't Slurp...

The Necessary Pinnacle of the Graduate Experience

I believe that there is a unique aspect to the study abroad program for working professionals enrolled in the Evening UST MBA program—the study abroad experiences were the necessary pinnacle of the graduate experience for the working MBA student.
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Millions in sales–with no salespeople

Evening UST MBA alumna Jenny Cai may have completed her studies at UST a decade ago, but she clearly remembers her marketing and finance lessons well.  She and her husband founded, a...
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Jargon Genesis: Pinch Hitter

As a follow-up to last week's three-post-series on the business of baseball, we thought we would share the beginnings of some business lingo that came from baseball. “If I can’t make it to the...
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More than Money

I think one of the biggest misconceptions about MBA students is that they are in it for the money, writes Evening UST MBA student Lindsey Buhrmann. While we have career ambitions and would like to increase our earning potential, greed is not something I have witnessed from my classmates
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Going green: Purchasing a Prius

About a month ago, my husband and I joined the one million US owners of the Toyota Prius.  We had been talking about getting a fuel efficient, hybrid vehicle for quite some time.  After much debate, my...
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Faculty Feature: Lawrence Chui

When Dr. Lawrence Chui was a young boy, growing up in Hong Kong, he vowed to his parents that he would never become an accountant or a teacher. Interestingly, he is now a new professor of accounting in the...