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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?
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Depth of Field: Bridge Work

More than 12,000 pounds of debris from the 35W bridge collapse has arrived on campus. The remnants will serve as a reminder to those who aspire to engineer a better future for all of us.
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Job Search Reality Check – 5 Tips for Success

The job search is a difficult and frustrating endeavor. It takes time, dedication and an ability to withstand rejection. Done correctly, and with the right expectations, it can lead to great success that includes new challenges as well as an enhanced skill set and professional network.
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The Scroll: Fountain Dashing

Senior Lisa Weier once questioned the value of the fountain on John P. Monahan Plaza. But after spending last semester studying in Rome, she writes today in The Scroll, she has an appreciation for how the fountain helps to unite the campus.
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How to End the Shutdown – Commentary from Senator Durenberger

It would be a serious mistake for the President to negotiate a delay of or changes in the law under the national economic crisis conditions Republicans have created, says Senator David Durenberger in a NIHP commentary. Cut a deal on the FY 2014 budget and the debt ceiling in exchange for the President's commitment to engage over the next eight months on entitlement, tax, and health policy reform.
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Are LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements Worthwhile?

LinkedIn provides you with a very visible and free way to grow your personal brand. Both the endorsement and recommendation features allow you to take your brand to a higher level, says Chris Ohlendorf, chief talent officer and one of the founders of Versique and McKinley Consulting.
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The Scroll: St. Thomas Unplugged

Strong, candid conversation filled a brown-bag luncheon discussion about online learning Monday on the Minneapolis campus. Intrepid correspondent Susan Alexander was there to report for The Scroll.
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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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What Can I Do About Larry?

Larry is a bad student. He habitually doesn’t do his homework, is constantly disruptive in class and swears at me in Korean.
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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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Unexpected Joy in the Slums of Kenya

Jessica Smith '07 recently traveled to one of the largest slums in Africa where she found a resiliently faithful culture that relies upon God to provide the very basic essentials.
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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 Scroll: This is Not a Lost Generation

Aquinas yearbook adviser Kim Rueb was discouraged when she began to watch a video titled “Lost Generation” because it paints a bleak picture on what people 18-30 expect their lives to be like at 50. But the video’s ultimate message, Rueb writes today in The Scroll, is that young people – including St. Thomas students – want to make the world a better place.
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Light, Love and Grace

My grandmother lived alone when I was growing up, and my mother used to send me over to spend weekends with her. I could not have asked for a better role model and mentor.