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Opus College of Business Becomes UN PRME Signatory

Despite the cultural, legal, political and economic differences across the globe, there are some principles we can agree upon. Thousands of businesses have signed on to the UN Global Compact. If businesses agree, then business schools should get on board too.
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Tom Horner: A New Agenda for Business

We reached out to Tom Horner ’72, president of Horner Strategies for his insights on this year’s election. If Minnesota is to be successful, he writes, all future workers must be educated, healthy and able to focus on their jobs. Poverty takes a lot of energy and attention away from work.
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Costumes Q&A—They’re Not Just for Halloween

The National Retail Federation estimates $7.4 billion in Halloween retail sales, up from the $6.9 billion in 2013. Sales of everything from decorations to candy to costumes were up this year as the holiday fell on a Friday. Alicia Johnston, ’11 MBC, shares more about Halloween, the costume industry and first Official Costumes’ pop-up store in Woodbury.
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Pilgrimage: Lessons From the Camino

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Susan Stabile completing the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through France and Spain. She explains three lessons she learned from her 790-kilometer trek.
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The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas

The Scroll is expanding its horizons and embarking on a new series, "Humans of St. Thomas." Carol Bruess came up with the idea, a takeoff on the popular Humans of New York blog and book, and introduces readers today to Meredith and Albert, two undergraduate students who have become best friends.
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Career Link: HR Salary Guide

Every industry comes with salary conversations – especially the HR industry – the main reason being that HR professionals will likely experience both sides of the table.
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World Series Game-Day: Operations Management

We reached out to Sam Henschen, senior manager of Twins Productions at the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, who is responsible for everything you see and hear at Target Field to learn about the behind the scenes operations of a baseball game.
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Q&A: How the Schulze School is Moving Innovation Forward

Less than three weeks into his role as the associate dean of entrepreneurship in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Brian Abraham, Ph.D., sat down with Opus Magnum to talk about the state of entrepreneurship and how he sees the Schulze School moving innovation forward.
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A Tale of Two Concierge Desks

Establishing brand expectations represents a “must do” in order to get someone to try your product or service, but delivering on those expectations may be even more important.
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A Million Dollar Idea A $55 Idea

At the urging of one of his professors, Aaron Engler ’12 M.B.A., entered a restaurant ranking idea into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. He won the graduate division competition in 2012.
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The Scroll: Fall is in the Air

Kim Rueb suggests fall activities in The Scroll: It's time to get outdoors and enjoy a football game, a visit to an apple orchard or a walk along the Mississippi River. You also should take a tour of haunted Cretin and Grace halls!
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3 Ways Your Personal Brand Will Lead To Career Success

We’re quick to roll our eyes at commercials that try too hard to be funny, or restaurants that don’t serve the “high quality” food they claim. Your personal brand is not much different, especially in the business world.
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Let Girls Play!

This post originally appeared on True to You: A Revolutionary Way to Transform Your Life. My path through the legal profession has been unconventional. Thinking about it in the context of UST School of...
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MSRE student Q&A: Marty McCarthy

When most people think about real estate their first thoughts are often residential homes or new development in their community but often forget about public sector involvement like the work of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
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A Real Incarnate of a Horatio Alger Hero

With poverty comes fear, stress, and a shift of priorities. Poverty can shape who a person is and what a person can become. Recent graduate Vernon Rowland ’14 M.B.A. knows this firsthand, and is shaped by it. But he never allowed it to be an excuse.
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The Business of 3D Printing: The Basics

From the plastic on your iPad to dental modes, car parts to spaceship components, there are 3-D printed products everywhere says Larry Doerr ’01 M.B.A., COO and EVP of North America for Stratasys.