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Minnesota’s Nice

Recently, Gallup released the results of a 2012 survey that named Minnesota one of the best places to live in 20 years. Lisa Guyott explores what it is that makes Minnesota so nice.
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Ask Michael Scott: In the World of Business, an MBA Matters

The UST MBA Forum is a great one-stop-shop event where you can get an all-encompassing preview of UST MBA program offerings, as well as the student and classroom experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a sample UST MBA class, attend a short information session with admissions team members from the part- and full-time MBA programs, ask current UST MBA students about their experience in and outside of the classroom, and participate in a Kaplan GMAT Preparation course.
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It Really Is Rocket Science—Mike Nesnidal, Ph.D., Evening UST MBA Student

As someone who studied microelectromechanical systems and diode lasers in graduate school, took a company public with godfather of telecom startups Milton Chang and now works full-time while running his own company creating solar cells under contract with NASA, Mike Nesnidal is not your typical business school candidate.
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The Value Proposition

In looking for a post-MBA career, students cited professional advancement, opportunity to learn and be challenged as well as sharing the same values rated much higher than a competitive salary. How do you find a company that shares your values?
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Clients, connections and creativity

A big part of doing great work is making meaningful connections, says guest blogger Glenn Karwoski. Connecting with your clients, whether internal or external, to make certain you're asking the right questions and solving the right problem/challenge.
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The Engineer MBA – Q&A with John McCall

John McCall ’78 M.B.A. has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and went to work for 3M and later for Ecolab, as a chemical engineer, before coming to St. Thomas to pursue an M.B.A. He returned to St. Thomas in 2009 in his current role as associate dean and CFO, of the Opus College of Business. We sat down with McCall to learn more about why he decided to earn an M.B.A. and what the degree has done for him.
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Six Ethical Ideals for PR

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) designates September as ethics month and Mike Porter, APR, Director of the Master of Business Communication Program here at the University of St. Thomas has written a post for the Minnesota PRSA blog on the topic.
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From Bio to Business and Theory to Practice

The classrooms in Schulze Hall at the Opus College of Business, where Full-time UST MBA  students spend countless hours each week learning, collaborating, analyzing, and problem solving, are outfitted with...
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UST MBA Team Excels in NBMBAA Chrysler Case Competition

The NBMBAA/Chrysler Case Competition is one of the world’s most exciting business case challenges. Each year, a new case is written and judged by Chrysler executives and staff, and $50,000 in prize money for the top three teams is on the line. This year the UST MBA team was one of just six teams to advance from the field of 30.
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Internship Over, Now What?

The skills you gain in an internship can be be what sets you apart from the rest in applying for a post-MBA job. In order to capitalize on that though there is a lot to do during the school year.
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Hindsight is 20/20: 5 Things to Do While Completing a Graduate Degree

With eight years of UST classes under her belt, Susie Eckstein '03 B.A., '09 M.B.A. feels this is a good time to reflect on what she would do differently if she could hop in a time machine. If you are starting a graduate program this fall or thinking about it in the near future, take some of her lessons and have an ever better graduate degree experience than she did.
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Profile – Sarah Smith M.S.A. ’13

Hailing from Grand Forks, North Dakota, Sarah Smith '12 B.A., '13 M.S.A., had wanted to get out of the Midwest for several years. So, completing the Master of Science degree in Accountancy program at the Opus College of Business this summer and taking a job in Seattle, Smith is finally achieving her dream.
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Career Link: The Culture Match

If you want to enjoy your career, and all the steps along the way, it’s important to have similar values as the company you work for, writes Tony Sorenson, CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting.
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Alumni Month Comes to a Close

The goal of OCB Alumni Month was to provide a broad selection of event offerings to appeal to our large and diverse alumni network.
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T-shirts and Tattoos

I’m proud to hold a couple of degrees from UST and own a fair number of items emblazoned with its name and logos. However, the limit of my brand loyalty falls short of a purple shield tattoo.
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Why I Stay Involved as an Alumna

I had no idea there was a group with the mission of building and maintaining a connection to the 17,000 graduate business alumni.
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How to Make Meetings Successful

Even people with excellent planning skills don’t always prepare for meetings and are surprised by the results. Columnist Howard Pines says that how you handle meetings may have a big effect on your career.