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.
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?
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.
When Helen Brooks first embarked on a career in commercial real estate, finding a company that would take a chance on hiring a woman was a challenge. At that time, women simply were not in the industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samba Dieng of International Student Services invites you to consider hosting an international student for Thanksgiving at the risk of experiencing possible laughter and fun.
Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairperson of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, recently lent her insights about new-stadium plans to St. Thomas Opus College of Business students.
Larry is a bad student. He habitually doesn’t do his homework, is constantly disruptive in class and swears at me in Korean.
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.
An evening of seminary football in pictures.
Many people will be observing the launch of the Affordable Care Act. On campus, we're planning several events that are in one way or another related to Obamacare and health in business.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Evening UST MBA alumna Margaret Murphy, president of OLSON and its subsidiary 1to1, understands the importance of these three C’s of her business. We've taken some excerpts from her interview with B. Magazine in Fall 2011 to share here.
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.
How do you demonstrate the value of your graduate degree? Here are three suggestions from LaBarre Spence, assistant director of Graduate Business Career Services
John McCall ’78 M.B.A. has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and went to work for 3M and later for Ecolab, as a chemical engineer, before coming to St. Thomas to pursue an M.B.A. He returned to St. Thomas in 2009 in his current role as associate dean and CFO, of the Opus College of Business. We sat down with McCall to learn more about why he decided to earn an M.B.A. and what the degree has done for him.