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The Business Legacy of Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about race – business and government ever since have rightly focused on systems and practices to answer his call. But, writes Steve Humerickhouse, he anticipated a greater, deeper vision found in the second half of the quote … “by the content of their character.”
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Career Link: Turn any Setback Into Success

When you encounter a career setback, writes Career Coach Jess Bauer, don’t let it define you, let it spur you to action. What can you learn about yourself from what happened? What changes could you make that might make a difference in the future?
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Did you get that? Oh yah, you betcha.

For the professional communicator, there isn't the luxury of assuming everyone receiving a message is “like me” writes MBC Program Director Dr. Mike Porter. So what does that mean to the creator of the message?
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Cohort, Schmohort – Why does it matter?

“Cohort” isn’t exactly a trending topic on Twitter… So, what exactly is a cohort, particularly as it relates to a graduate business degree program? And, why does it matter?
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A New Ally in Your (New Year’s) Quest for Wellness

Many New Year’s Resolutions are focused on wellness – often in a bloated response to our holiday festivities. The concept of wellness is becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. You may even be finding a new ally in your quest for wellness in an unexpected place – your office.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza & Happy New Year!

The University of St. Thomas will be closed from December 21, 2013, until January 2, 2014, to allow our faculty, staff and students to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. On behalf of each of us at the Opus College of Business, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
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Career Link: Your Job Wishlist

The holidays provide great opportunity for self-reflection and time for goal setting, writes career coach Jessica Bauer. What would you ask for if you knew your boss could deliver it to us like a neatly wrapped Christmas package?
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Defying Labels – Pantene Philippines Ad Spurs Workplace Stereotype Conversation

An ad developed by the BBDO agency for Pantene Philippines has created quite a stir in the business community. Workplace stereotypes and institutional sexism are real issues. The debate surrounding Pantene’s ad has highlighted the challenges facing today’s women business leaders AND the individual biases (conscious and unconscious) affecting how we perceive them, writes Colleen Sauter. Watch the video, read the posts, and then ask yourself—Am I aware of gender topics in the workplace?
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Lemonade Stand Class Offers Fresh Squeezed Business Ideas

A child’s first way to make money is often learned in the front yard, selling Dixie cups of lemonade from a fold-up card table on a hot sunny day. They use this “lemonade stand” to make a little money and wind up getting some basic exposure to running a business. One University of St. Thomas class is moving the lemonade stand concept out of the front yard and into the real-world.
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Lurking or working?

Mike Porter wonders if every graduate business student aspire to hold the most senior roll in the firm.
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“NEW” Event Offers Networking at its Best

The Twin Cities Network of Executive Women's recent networking luncheon used several unique strategies to facilitate networking amongst the hundreds of attendees, writes Leslie Krona.
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Depth of Field: Photo Services’ Best Photos of 2013

Historic steel being lowered to the ground. Lightning as it arcs above campus. St. Thomas presidents, past and present, walking together. We've picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2013 as our best of the year.
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Career Link: The Art of the Cover Letter

Cover letters can serve many purposes, most importantly, to fully introduce the whole candidate to the recruiter. This document, while less important that the resume, will serve as your first impression to a recruiter.
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Entrepreneurship Grad Steers the Future of Marketing

Earlier this fall Direct Marketing News named Mason Thelen ’04 to its list of the country’s 40 most influential marketers under age 40. It’s pretty impressive, considering he switched out of his marketing major at St. Thomas. He credits that change as part of the reason he was able to start eight successful businesses before he turned 30.
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The Scroll: Food Fussies

Susan Alexander has never been more convinced than this semester that food matters in the day-to-day life of a college campus, whether it’s a lack of chocolate chip cookies or Mountain Dew or the kind of coffee that we brew. She offers her thoughts today in The Scroll.
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Are You Thankful for Your First “Real” Job Out of College?

Your first position, and most definitely the first few years after graduating from college will define where your career goes, writes guest blogger Tony Sorensen, CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting, and McKinley Consulting. Your career is similar to that of a major league baseball player. It’s not the company you work for that will shape your career…it’s YOU.
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Career Link: Two Ways to Really Stand Out in Your Job Interview

The internet offers many suggestions for how to prepare for an interview. Suggestions like practicing responses to typical questions and researching the company are certainly valuable. Here are a couple more recommendations that you don’t hear very often to help you stand out from the rest.