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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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Why Wasting Time Is Still Important

Some contributor Howard Pines' biggest clients over the years came about because of what some people might label as his “wasting time.”
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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.
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Mankato Kasota Stone Closes – Helped Define the UST Brand

If you’re walking around in downtown Minneapolis it would be hard to miss the St. Thomas campus. Not because we have the biggest, or the tallest building downtown, but because each building has a distinctive look, thanks to their Kasota Limestone exterior. Sadly, it was reported last week in the Mankato Free Press that one of that city’s oldest businesses, Mankato Kasota Stone, “has closed as the recession-driven slowdown in construction hurt the market for local limestone.”
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Learn the 12 Steps to Mastering Communication at Master’s Connection

Communication is a part of every aspect of business and comes in all forms including email, text and of course tweets of 140 characters or less. During our July Masters Connection, our speaker Molly K. Olson will share twelve steps to assist with effective communication and most likely give your career that extra boost.
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Douglas Dayton (1924-2013) influenced retail real estate locally, nationally

“What is good for the community is good for business.” – Douglas Dayton I’ve gotten to talk with some interesting people but Doug Dayton was one of my favorites. In part because he built two of my retail favorites; Target and Southdale. He was also good to work with while putting together information used to make this video for the MN Real Estate Hall of Fame. Sad to hear this news of his passing this weekend.
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Lessons from the C-Suite

How do you decide when to stay, and when to go? Make a note in your personal almanac – on Wednesday night last week, the secrets of a successful career were revealed at the corner of 10th St. and Lasalle Ave. Lessons from the C-Suite featured high profile, successful executives with a total of more than 100 years of experience.
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Career Link: Interim for Interns

The Full-time UST MBA class of 2014 embarked on more than 30 different internships this past month. As the days continue to fly by, Graduate Business Career Services would like share a few internship tips before the green leaves of summer change to autumnal shades of fall.
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11 innovative ideas for creating a healthy workplace

Last month, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recognized 22 companies who scored the highest on its 2013 Healthiest Employers assessment. What are these healthy workplaces doing? These employers share a commitment to improving the overall well-being of their employees including physical, mental, social, and financial health.
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The Medical Device Tax: Brakes on an Economic Engine

In this era of complexity and global economic uncertainty, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could invent a whole new industry? A field where people spend their days working on ways to change the world, adding new jobs in America, become an engine of economic growth and be a net exporter of goods. If you could find such an industry wouldn’t it be an American treasure? And wouldn’t you assume it would be an industry where government created ways to support, invest in and accelerate its potential?
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Profile: Megan Szlachtowski ’14 M.B.A.

Megan Szlachtowski had always wanted to live in the big city. Moving from her family’s quiet farm in small-town Olivia, MN to the bustling port city of Duluth, he graduated with a degree in health information management (HIM) from the College of St. Scholastica. After graduation, Szlachtowski started work at Allina Health in the Twin Cities, where’s she’s been for the last five years. But now, Szlachtowski has a new dream–one that she hopes to reach with her Health Care MBA from the Opus College of Business.
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Career Overview: Consulting

A career in consulting has many benefits that only a number of people are aware of. Although most people would assume a career in consulting is less stable than a full-time career as a salaried employee, some others would argue this assumption is false.