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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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Squishy Circuits Teach Electrical Innovation

Squishy circuits are a project from the Thomas Lab at the University of St. Thomas. The goal of the project is to design tools and activities which allow kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using play dough.
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Jargon Genesis: Trump

In addition to being the last name of a sliver-blonde, thrice-married, combed-over rich guy, the word trump has an interesting and undecided etymology.
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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.
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For Part-Time MBAs, a Full-Size ROI

It is difficult to quantify ROI monetarily for part-time students, as nearly all students come into the program already employed (and some already making significant salaries), many switch jobs while in the program, and often graduates don't move positions until well after completing their degree.
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Brave New Workshop helps MBAs get in touch with their feelings

Brave New Workshop offers a Creative Outreach division that provides customized training and entertainment events for corporations, universities, and other organizations. The goal of these events is to help teams work on their creative confidence.
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What Makes "A Real Education?"

Why do we make B students sit through these same classes as A students? That's like trying to train your cat to do your taxes—a waste of time and money. Wouldn't it make more sense to teach B students something useful, like entrepreneurship?
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Do you slurp your soup?

Evening UST MBA alumna Elizabeth Craig has made a career out of helping people find new careers.
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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

With over $4 million in revenue last year and sales growth of 30% between 2009 and 2010, Evening UST MBA alumna Jenny Cai's company is an outstanding example of the power of positive word-of-mouth marketing.
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Jargon Genesis: Pinch Hitter

As a follow-up to our three-post-series on the business of baseball, we thought we would share the beginnings of some business lingo that came from the sport.
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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

Economists at car-research firms, like Edmunds.com, speculated that “the best-selling hybrid in America, the Toyota Prius, could soon be out of stock.”
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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 Opus College of Business.
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Are you having fun at work?

A study put out by CareerBliss, an online career community, lists Minneapolis at a respectable 15th place out of the 50 largest U.S. cities in its survey of "The Best and Worst Cities to Work," while St. Paul finished dead last--the "unhappiest" city in the US in which to work!
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College seniors: plan ahead for your MBA

In many disciplines, it is common for college seniors to pursue graduate studies immediately after completing their undergraduate degree. Conversely, students entering most MBA programs have between 3 and 6 years of full-time professional experience.
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UST announces new campus in St. Thomas

Students interested in pursuing careers in business, snorkeling or vacationing have a new option in St. Thomas with the new St. Thomas St. Thomas campus.