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The Scroll: It’s Time for Seniors to ‘Bring It Home’

Dave Nimmer has a lot of hopes for seniors such as Lindsay Goodwin, a communications and journalism major, but above all is this: He wants them to leave St. Thomas next May “with a sense of passion.” In the meantime, he writes today in The Scroll, he hopes they enjoy their final year here and take time to hear the Christmas concert, enjoy the wit and wisdom of a professor and just sit on the library steps as the campus comes awake.
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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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Point/Counterpoint: Safeguarding IP Rights

A case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court focused on intellectual property rights. In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Court addressed the question of whether a farmer who buys patented seeds may reproduce them through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. The Court decided in favor of Monsanto. But was this, and other cases of intellectual property protection, best for the common good? Here, a law professor and a lawyer alumnus debate the question.
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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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The Scroll: Just Breathe, Darn It

That’s what Carol Bruess was told during a summer workshop, and she found it difficult to do that – and nothing else – for a full minute. In fact, she just about lost it at 43.5 seconds. But she held on, and today in The Scroll she advises how meditation and mindfulness make us better at almost everything we do. So slow down – and just breathe!
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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.
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The Voice of the Graduate Business Alumni Community

The UST Graduate Business Alumni Board serves to foster a lifelong connection between the Opus College of Business and its graduate alumni by promoting and supporting networking, career enhancement, leadership and learning opportunities that are consistent with the Opus College of Business mission statement.
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Demand for STEM Professionals Growing in Business

Not too long ago, the acronym STEM was recognized only by those with a technical background or working in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math-related industry. However, the increase in new technology and scientific innovation has generated a higher demand for these professionals inside and outside the common STEM industries.
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Career Link: How Recruiters Work For You

Recruiters can be an extremely useful resource for job seekers in a number of ways. And even if you’re not currently looking, it never hurts to have a relationship with a recruiter, as they’ll always have you in the back of their mind when discovering new career opportunities.
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Minnesota Tourism: A Summer of Growth

Travel and tourism have a significant impact on the local economy, affecting every county in the state. While the 2013 summer travel season may have started slow due to a never-ending winter, Minnesota lodging businesses are having a very good year.
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Full-time MBA Profile: Sheng Lee Tomar

Sheng Lee Tomar, a Full-time UST MBA student set to graduate in 2014, has arrived where she is because of her “work hard, play hard” attitude, as well as her unfailing positivity in the face of continuous challenges.
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Simple tips for networking at the Alphabet Bash

The Alphabet Bash delivers great food, a fun atmosphere and, most assuredly, the best networking on the professional marketing communication community calendar. Mike Porter provides some networking tips for attendees.
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Career Link: Dating your Boss

Online dating services claim to match an individual with whom they should be with for the rest of their lives. Yet the average person will have at least 10 different occupations prior to retirement. So why are they no compatibility tests for employees and their companies?
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Career Link: 10 Apps for your Job Search

The days of job searching with newspapers and we’re hiring notices have long since passed. Today a job seeker can find a job and apply from a mobile device. To make that process easier, here are the best applications for your handheld devices.
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August Marks First-Ever OCB Alumni Month

As we look at our growing graduate business alumni network, which now numbers more than 17,000, we understand the importance of offering a wide range of events and opportunities to reach and engage this diverse audience. We want our alumni to continue to find value in all that the Opus College of Business has to offer.