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Fast Company’s Robert Safian Explains How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Change

2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker Robert Safian said that MBA programs should prepare students for the real world, and that the outcome of education should be learning how to learn. Sounds simple, writes Diana Cohen in this event recap, but this requires a robust curriculum and engaged faculty and students. It was a timely message to students, staff and faculty.
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Hundreds Participate in Fall Career Opportunity Fair

More than 300 undergraduate and graduate business students attended the Fall Career Opportunity Fair last week with 53 companies from a wide variety of industries participating. MBA, software engineering, masters of business communication, accountancy and a staggering number of junior and senior undergraduates from a wide variety of disciplines proudly displayed the UST brand.
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Career Link: Networking for Life

When focused on your job search, networking is where the action is. More than 85% of jobs are found through conversations at parties, professional organizational meetings or over a cup of coffee. An informational interview takes the pressure out of these settings and provides an atmosphere where questions and conversations are welcome.
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Building a More Inclusive Community

In any given week St. Thomas offers a wide range of workshops to members of its community. Still there were many aspects of the Howard Ross workshop on Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Leadership that set it apart.
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Career Link: Targeting Your Resume

When you have identified a job that you’re interested in, you want to become an “expert” on what the recruiter is looking for. As an “expert”, you would know it well enough to be able to teach someone else about it.
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A Veterans Perspective: George Lang ’76 M.B.A.

To mark Veteran's Day we are profiling George Lang '76 M.B.A., a veteran of the Vietnam War and graduate of the first class of MBAs from St. Thomas. Continuing his dedication to service, Lang is excited to be part of the Graduate Business Alumni Board. He sees this as an opportunity to reconnect with St. Thomas and to see what current-day students are learning.
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The Inventory For Your Future

An occupation inventory is a document which contains each and every position held as well as each and every responsibility for those positions. This document has no limit length, no desired conditional formatting and serves a single purpose, to create a complete professional track record that can be utilized for any future position.
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Outreach Scholars Reflect the 21st Century Workplace

Being a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority, for example, or an international student, a non-Minnesotan, a woman, or a liberal arts major also grants membership within a distinctive group within the larger community that is the Full-time UST MBA program and becomes a signature aspect of many students’ St. Thomas experience.
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Preparing for Success: Career Opportunity Fair

Tom Colosimo, Career Coach Specialist, details the best way to ace any Career Fair, but most importantly the Career Opportunity Fair, held next week in the Law School Schulze Grand Atrium on Friday, November 15th.
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Need Professional Growth? Find a Career Mentor!

Thousands of training companies and products exist to help individuals grow in virtually any profession. Many of these tools are great, but often cover broad topics, such as communications, management, and business acumen. How do you go about receiving customized training for your unique situation? A great option is to find a career mentor.
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New Mayo Innovation Scholars Named

In the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, UST MBA students lead a select group of Minnesota students in an extraordinary internship that places it at the intersection of science, business, medicine and ethics for five months of one academic year.
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Pioneering Health Care in Minnesota

In Minnesota and the greater University of St. Thomas community, improvements have already changed the way patients receive new health care benefits. Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, the director of the UST Center for Health and Medical Affairs, shared his insight to the progressive nature of our evolving local health care models.
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The Most Influential Fast Company Articles in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Have you seen the annual list of the “Most Creative People in Business” or learned something interesting from a “30 Second MBA” video? Those are two notable features from Fast Company, introduced under the direction of its editor, Robert Safian. Please join us as we welcome Safian to the Opus College of Business as our 2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker, Thursday, November 14.
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How a Psychology Major Changed his Career with an MBA

For Quinten McGruder ’04, ’07 M.A., ’11 M.B.A., the goal of the UST MBA program is to prepare students to make business decisions, familiarize them with the vocabulary of the field and help them feel more comfortable in any kind of business environment – a goal that for him, the program has met. “You’re not going to leave knowing everything, but I think at least what it’s going to do is help you to either find someone who will know the answer or know which questions to ask in any given situation.”
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Up to the Challenge (The Fowler Business Concept Challenge)

The Fowler Business Concept Challenge provides scholarships to students with great business plans for their startups. While the Fowler Business Concept Challenge is named in honor of its first benefactor, Fowler is not the only successful entrepreneur to give to the challenge. Each year, graduate and undergraduate students’ business plans are presented to a panel of judges who are established business professionals.
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Improv: A Career Gold Mine

The rules of improvisation seem simple enough for a comedian, but their value heightens in the professional world.
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Corporate Messaging in Every Cookie

Even in the most granular product marketing message, there are elements that should be considered regarding how that message connects back to the image and brand positioning of the corporation.
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Voldemort vs. Health Care

What does Voldemort (gasp!), have to do with health care? At the 14th annual Physician Leadership Symposium Dr. Don Berwick defined 11 unspeakable monsters impacting our health care system.
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3 Paths to Make It As An Entrepreneur

It is easy to become an entrepreneur but it is tougher to be successful, says contributor Howard Pines. Clients and customers want value and to avoid risk. They may like you, but if you don’t provide something better, they will stick with the competitor who does.
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Beyond the Classroom: an MBA Career Checklist

The goal for many MBA students is not only to advance their education, but to propel their career. Whether you're simply seeking a wider knowledge base, or to transfer into a new occupation, here are three steps that serve as an essential addition to your rigorous UST business course work.
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Cultivating Creativity: Start by Un-learning

Most of us have encountered a problem that would be solved by a creative ideas. New and innovative ideas are being put into practice from breakthrough medical devices to services that make our lives easier. How can you be more creative and be the person coming up with the good ideas?