Opus Magnum

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Ask the Ethics Officer

I have classmates who share their notes and work on practice exams together. I sometimes use these materials to study for exams but I don’t feel comfortable sharing my own notes with others. Is this fair? Am I ‘cheating’?
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Regarding a Defense of the Scholarly Life

As the economy continues to founder and we face mounting pressures to do more with less and act more like a business, we will do well to keep in mind our true purpose as members of an academic institution. We must not lose sight of our higher calling.

Don’t Be a Lazy Job-Seeker

Heavy job competition due to the current unemployment rate has made it more and more difficult to “post and pray.”
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BizTube: Know the Marketplace

When you’re in a competitive business situation, be attuned to the marketplace. There might come a time when with one small push, you can become the industry leader.

Changing the World, One Pair of Jeans at a Time

Back-to-school means shopping for a whole new wardrobe and school supplies for your children. In spirit of the back-to-school season, Cotton has been promoting their From Blue to Green® program.

Five Essential MBA Career Sites

60-90% of jobs are not found on the Internet and instead come from your network of family, friends and colleagues. How, then, can the Internet be used as a career search tool? It's best used to research and expand your knowledge on what is happening in your industry now.
Corn on the cob at Taste of Saints, lower quad, photo taken November 8, 2008.

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 accepted applicants.
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Starting your MBA? Read this first.

With so many people starting their MBAs we came across this post, Starting your MBA? Read this first, by Alex Taussig, a blogger and venture capitalist who invests in technology startups.
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UST’s own Math Genius

Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi’s research focuses on service management, including health care. He also has conducted research in the entertainment industry on subjects such as Disney and the Minnesota Twins.
Homecoming Taste of Saints

St. Paul’s Pearson Candy Company Sold

The new owner plans to keep the St. Paul plant operating in the spot it's occupied for 102 years, and has hired a Dairy Queen executive to run the company.
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Dustin Sayre, Real Estate Project Development Specialist

A specialist in the development of senior housing communities with Senior Housing Partners, a division of Presbyterian Homes, Dustin is on his way to completing the MSRE degree this December and continuing to excel in the development business.
President at the Fair

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.

How Rude!

A working network requires a network that can be worked.
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What I wish I’d known–Advice from MBA grads

As our students prepare to start classes just three short weeks from now, that they (and anyone else considering pursuing an MBA in the future) could benefit from some words of wisdom from those who have completed their degree.

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

In the old days, businesses operated on a “make-and-sell” model, pushing products to market and being assured people would buy them, and they did! But in today’s competitive marketplace, with information instantly in consumers’ hands, businesses have to be much savvier about knowing their consumer.