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When is the best time to buy?

I need to replace the carpet in my home. When should I buy my hubby that big screen TV he’s been drooling over? This Minnesota winter weather (even if it is mild) is starting to get to me...I need to go...
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Student Business Profile

Today's post comes from the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship newsletter, with a profile of a new venture launched by some undergraduate business alumni, who among other clients are helping the UST MBA with...
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What's in store for the new year?

The Star Tribune took to predicting the future in this weekend's paper, with the Help of some UST business faculty. "We asked experts across the Twin Cities to forecast the months ahead — or make their best,...
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Resolve to be "flawsome" in 2012

Today is January 2, and hopefully most of you have not given up on your resolutions for the new year already.  One of the mistakes that many people make is that they look at resolutions as an...
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Shelby Bringing His Basketball Passion to St. Thomas

Here's a tip on a good way to spend this Saturday: Walk down to Schoenecker Arena, watch the Tommie men and women basketball teams play Augsburg, and listen to Don Shelby call the games as the public address announcer. The former WCCO-TV news anchor also will sell The Season Never Ends, a short stories anthology that Dave Nimmer describes today in The Scroll as "crisp … insightful … and poignant."
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Happy holidays!

The University of St. Thomas is closed from Friday, December 23 through Sunday, January 1.  Look for new blog posts in 2012! To get into the holiday spirit, be sure to watch "A St. Thomas Christmas" on your...
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2012 Challenge: Email on a “Human Scale”

This post originally appeared in The Scroll, a blog for the University of St. Thomas community.  It was written by Dr. Carol Bruess, a professor in the Communication & Journalism department.   My smart...
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Merry Christmas From the Super 8

Dave Nimmer will hang out this Christmas weekend at a Super 8 motel and a nursing home in Wisconsin. He writes in The Scroll today that he can't think of a better way to spend Christmas.
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How's Your Twitter Resume – #Twesume

This post, by Pavi Andaloo, a second-year full-time MBA student, comes from the “CareerLink” blog by UST’s Graduate Business Career Services office. Are you an avid twitter user and cognizant of using...
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2012 Challenge: Email on a “Human Scale”

Are you tired of email? Do you dread checking your inbox every morning knowing it will take too much time to go through it – and that you will repeat the exercise throughout the day? Well, Carol Bruess has some sound advice for you today in The Scroll to make you a better emailer, and, consequently, she promises a "happier and healthier" person in 2012.
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Wall of Failure

Odd title for a business school blog post, isn’t it? Well, when I read Jeff Stibel’s blog “Why I Hire People Who Fail” from the HBR Blog Network, I was intrigued by his approach to creating a...
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BizTube: Market Research

All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA This video has been overtaking my life in recent weeks, thanks to the many friends I have on Facebook who...
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Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

This post, by Pavi Andaloo, a second-year full-time MBA student, comes from the “CareerLink” blog by UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. Are you like me, who thinks of the holiday season as a...
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The Art of the Hand-Written Thank You Note

This article was written by Deb Basarich, Associate Director of Student Life for the Full-time UST MBA program. When was the last time you purchased resume paper with a matching envelope and put it into a...
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‘Tis Better to Give than to Give Back

By Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. 'Tis the season to give back. Last year in the United States, total charitable giving of more than 2% of GDP was redistributed from wealthy corporations and the well-to-do to...
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The View from Dubai

I am on the road this week, recruiting students for the Full-time UST MBA program in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This is a relatively new market for us to explore, but with all of the growth here in the last decade...
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High Fructose Corn Syrup, Thy Name is Not Corn Sugar

This post by Dan Kelly originally appeared on DuetsBlog, which was born out of the chasm that can divide legal and marketing types and seeks to facilitate collaborations among them. More than a year ago, I...
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Pride and Passion

The words “pride” and “passion” are everywhere these days when it comes to the St. Thomas football team, and for good reason. The Tommies are 13-0 heading into Saturday’s NCAA Division III semifinal battle against UW-Whitewater, carrying with them a pride and passion instilled by Coach Glenn Caruso. Doug Hennes writes about the words – and what they mean to generations of football fans – today in The Scroll.
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Ask the Ethics Officer: Embellishing Your Résumé

Dear Ethics Officer, I overheard a colleague saying that she often “embellished” on her résumé about her experience and that it helped her to steadily improve her career.  She said that she could...
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Small Is Beautiful

This post is from the Fall 2011 edition of B. Magazine, by Kate Norlander '07 M.B.C. When Chris Cook joined FRWD as a senior analyst in August 2009, it was a new company, and he was its fifth employee. The...
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One Mark of the Opus College of Business' ROI

This fall marks the start of my fifth year as a part of the St. Thomas community. I can honestly say that of all of the projects and programs I’ve been a part of during my tenure, the Promises Kept Tour has...
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Could you be the first Opus Scholar?

The Full-time UST MBA program recently announced an exciting new scholarship initiative for fall 2012 applicants.  Twelve full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to top candidates, and several additional...