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Student Profile: Emily Pearl

Emily Pearl grew up in Vadnais Heights, Minn., the youngest of four children. She remembers a particular childhood game she and her siblings would play which was called “Bigger or Better.” This game...
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The New Normal and the Changing Labor Market

Forbes' Abram Brown recently posted an article on America's shrinking workforce that relates closely to a recent UST Master's Pub featuring Tom Gillaspy, Minnesota's state demographer. Below are excerpts...
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CBRE’s Service Strategy and Local Market Insights

Last week at UST’s Executive Insight Series, Senior Managing Director of CBRE, Whit Peyton, shared how CBRE has competitively structured services in the new marketplace and communicated local market...
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A Recruiter’s Guide to Job Seeking

Ever wanted to get inside a recruiter’s head? What is he or she thinking when you are relaying past experiences and attempting to answer those behavioral interview questions succinctly with the right amount...
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QR Codes: Good, Bad or Just Ugly

One of the fathers of modern American advertising once said, “You are NOT right if in your ad you stand a man on his head JUST to get attention. You ARE right if you have him on his head to show how your...
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UST MBA Program Earns Top 25 Percent Ranking

The Full-time UST MBA program vaulted March 15 from being previously unranked to being ranked among the top 25 percent of the nation’s accredited business schools, as published by U.S. News & World Report.
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A Winner Talks to Winners About Winning . . . and Watches

Ted Riverso stopped by St. Thomas the other day to talk to the women’s basketball team about what it takes to win a national championship. He should know. His Tommies won the 1991 NCAA Division III title, and Riverso shared those moments – and what he carries from them to this day. Read what he had to say today in The Scroll.
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Beware the GMAT…and the Ides of March

Poor Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times on this day, the Ides of March, in 44 B.C. For many in our readership, March is the time to get serious about studying for the GMAT. If you would prefer Caesar’s...
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New Tool, Visual.ly Creates Infographics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCmO8YKzv9U&hd=1 From Co.Design: "Before PowerPoint, you had to go find a designer to create a custom presentation," says Stew Langille. "Even though everyone hates...
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Our Young Alumni Are Doing Quite Well in The Job Market

Susan Alexander has been worried about the economy, our tuition and how much we contribute to the earning power of our graduates. So she went to “Dr. Mike” for answers and came away from their conversation feeling very reassured. She shares those answers today in The Scroll.
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Which Comes First, the Culture or the Brand?

In the consumer marketplace, there are any number of truly iconic brands. But when you put aside brands like Coke and Walmart that are ubiquitous mostly because of their heritage or size, some of the most...
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Use Simple Language to Make Your Message Spread

A plethora of academics use baroque vernacular to articulate significance. Huh?  Let’s try that again.  A large number of students use big words to try to sound important.  Does it work?  Not really,...
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MBA Alumna Making Waves – Literally

This post is by Jeff Kaczrowski, Assistant Director, Graduate Business Alumni Larissa Rodriguez, MBA ’11, created a personal incentive for completing the Evening UST MBA in the spring of 2011—a trip of a...
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Got Coconut Bra?

Carol Bruess used to see eyes rolling every time she talked about teaching a January Term course … in Hawaii! But she insists the class has incredible value, and today in The Scroll she relates what happened on this year’s trip (which she was not on) to explain its “profound cultural and academic service-learning experiences.”
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Ethics is More than Compliance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyxMzbODSWc When asked, at the February 9 Intersections in Ethics event, if she was the conscience of Best Buy, Kathleen Edmond, the company’s chief ethics officer, smiled and...
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To Merit or Not to Merit

The Faculty Senate is considering a report from the Merit Pay Task Force, and Susan Alexander has some words of advice from her days of teaching Principles of Microeconomics: Keep in touch with your inner primate, and treat people fairly. She explains why today in The Scroll.
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UST MBA Profile: Jeff Turrittin

As a child, Jeff Turrittin watched his mother pour over the business section of the newspaper, calculating rates of return and predicting growth on various stocks. As a 10-year-old, he was “so enthralled” by what his mother had taught him that he requested—and recieved—stock for Christmas.
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The Boy who got Stock for Christmas

As a child Jeff Turrittin watched his mother pour over the business section of the newspaper, calculating rates of return and predicting growth on various stocks. As a 10-year-old, he was “so enthralled” by what his mother had taught him that he requested stock for Christmas. That holiday season, he became the proud owner of three shares of General Mills stock, which, he happily reports, are still dividend reinvesting.
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Join us Tonight for Networking with the MNAMA

Networking—is certainly a buzzword in the business world, but in a tough economy it’s more important than ever. A recent survey of HR executives ranked networking as the most effective way to land a new...