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Is there an “invisible hand” of social media?

I've been to several conference sessions with marketing and higher ed experts discussing the importance of social media in marketing, but I always come away feeling that all the power-users of these tools are just the marketing people.
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Take it From Me…the elevator pitch

Plan and practice your elevator speech for MBA admissions interviews, and you can make a powerful first-impression on those who determine your acceptance or rejection.
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First Book: MBAs with a Social Conscience

Many MBA applicants have a dream that one day businesses will rise up and live out the true meaning of their new creeds, which include bottom lines that do more than fatten the wallets of shareholders. They have a dream that one day Wall Street will not be judged by its big bonuses but by the content of its character.
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Q. How do you measure success?

Evening UST MBA Student Life hosted the spring Happy Half Hour and Elective Trax – sponsored by Robert Half International.
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Take it from me…letters of recommendation

It is important to remember that the UST MBA programs accept competent professionals who make great teammates and enhance the classroom experience for their peers. For those reasons, we ask that our applicants provide two professional letters of recommendation.
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Why you should submit your application well in advance of posted deadlines

As we all know, it's human nature to put off doing things that aren't "fun" until the last minute. And most people would agree (admissions directors included) that working on an MBA application is not the most fun way to spend your free time. However, there are compelling reasons to submit your application well in advance of posted deadlines.
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My daily business ‘cycle

Bicycle commuter and admissions adviser David Baker wonders whether biking to work is worth the hassle. For him, and nearly 4% of the commuters in the Twin Cities, the answer is a resounding yes.
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Moving Up, Over, or Out: Career Transition Strategies

Nine alternative career paths influence people in their career, including money, difficulty of the job, bridging from one job to another, job environments, matching of interests to a position as well as other factors that cause professionals to make specific career decisions.
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Lessons of the benefits of diversity

Craig Herkert, CEO of SUPERVALU told his personal journey of discovering the business imperatives of understanding and including diversity in the grocery business at the 22nd annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.
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On writing “how I talk”

Sometimes people say of their personal writing style, “I write how I talk.” This approach presents inherent problems if the purpose of the writing centers on presentation of business issues or persuasion of audiences that literally don’t know your voice.
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UST teams find success at CEBC Ethics Competition on Social Media

The 2nd Annual CEBC Ethics Case Competition recently took place here at the Opus College of Business. With the support of United Health Group and the local business community, five teams comprised of four full-time MBA students presented their unique approaches to “Social Media, Free Speech and the Ethical Corporation.”
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Target’s evolution in Diversity & Inclusion

Todd Williams from Target will co-present with Sara Taylor, from deepSEE Consulting; on the topic of Branding Your Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Thursday at The Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.
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Study Abroad: Mali

Full-time UST MBA student John Kamman and Molli Mikl traveled to Mali, Africa for two weeks over J-term.
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Re-inventing civic participation in Minnesota

The Minnesota Idea Open is on the cusp of re-inventing civic participation in our state. It’s a new electronic platform that will allow Minnesotans to supply ideas to solve our state’s most onerous problems – and some of these very ideas will be implemented!