Last week Fast Company posted an article on the results of the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey of how schools are teaching social, environmental, and ethical topics: Many industry watchers saw business schools as contributing factors in the financial crisis, arguing that, by failing to challenge orthodoxies, and overlooking “socially useless” activities, they helped create [...]
Susan Alexander goes to a lot of committee meetings, and she is the first to acknowledge that they are a necessary evil. But she also finds they can be rewarding and valuable because of the community that they help to build, she writes today in The Scroll.
Scary, but true: Because of the inefficient use of electronic media of all kinds over the past two decades, the world will likely face a pixel shortage in the near future. What, you may be asking, can be done to avoid this minor catastrophe? Consider yourself called to action – Be more effective in your [...]
As I look over the list of 50+ attendees for the Third Annual Full-time UST MBA Student & Alumni Golf outing this weekend, it reminds me of an article I read online from Inc. Business Lessons Learned on the Golf Course. The article states that golf “remains one of the greatest ways to build and maintain solid business [...]
When Philip Connors was a freshman at St. Thomas 20 years ago, he read A Sand County Almanac as the “Common Text” in his English class, and in his own words today, “I didn’t get it at all.” He gets it now. The classic work by Aldo Leopold has inspired Connors both in his work as a fire lookout in New Mexico and as author of Fire Season. Dave Nimmer interviewed Connors for The Scroll.
In data released last week, the jobless rate for African Americans in the Twin Cities is reportedly at 24% compared to just 6% for Caucasians. While I have not yet seen figures for other communities of color, it is likely this disparity extends to them as well. This places us at the top of all [...]
This post is by Evening UST MBA student Carl Swanson who runs an arts and culture blog, CakeIn15 and can also be found on Twitter at @catiyas. As it has been several years since undergrad and as I don’t yet have kids, the annual Back-to-School season has been more of a reminder to get the grill used a [...]
Dear Ethics Officer: I have classmates who share their notes and work on practice exams together. I sometimes use these materials to study for exams but I don’t feel comfortable sharing my own notes with others. Is this fair? Am I ‘cheating’? Signed, Fair Practice
Carol Bruess still can’t get over the personal note that she received from Terry Langan over the summer. The interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences wrote her – and every other faculty member in the college – a note of thanks for her good work last academic year. Today it’s time for Carol to thank Terry in The Scroll.
Graduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Erik Saltvold, Founder and CEO of Erik’s Bike Shop. Master’s Pub Friday, September 23, 2011 4:30 – 6:30 pm Opus Hall, Room 201 Minneapolis campus Come network with Opus College of Business students and alumni. Pizza, beer/wine, and soft drinks will be [...]
In an op-ed piece, Bill Maxwell of the St. Petersburg Times writes in defense of the scholarly life. The gist of his thoughts are that as colleges and universities experience greater and greater financial pressure, they are being driven to act like and produce more like businesses rather than true educational institutions. To me this [...]
Sophomore Lisa Weier’s official majors are Catholic studies and communications and journalism, but in reality she’s majoring in people. The more she’s around them on campus, the more she cares about them, she writes today in The Scroll.
The National Society for Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA) Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter is hosting a preparation workshop for the NSHMBA National Conference this fall. Whether or not you are planning on attending the conference or the National Black MBA Association conference, you will find this workshop informational and beneficial for your career search process. The workshop will be hosted by UST on Saturday, September [...]
The third annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge, which awarded more than $65,000 in scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas in 2010, is underway with the first of several informational sessions on the UST Minneapolis campus being held today. The Fowler Business Concept Challenge, in association with the Schulze School of [...]
This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST’s Graduate Business Career Services office. The Wall Street Journal recently featured an interesting article, No Market for a Lazy Job Seeker. The author makes valid points stating the heavy job competition due to the current unemployment rate has made it more and more difficult to “post [...]
Susan Alexander is one busy woman at the beginning of this new school year. If serving as the president’s executive adviser and secretary to the Board of Trustees isn’t enough, the neighborhood dogs are up in arms (legs?) these days over a variety of slights – real or perceived. Will they march soon on 100 Aquinas Hall? She muses over the possibilities today in The Scroll.
At the University of St. Thomas, the victims of the tragedies of 9/11 were remembered and honored during a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Many on campus and in the community were directly affected by the attacks. Tom Burnett, Jr., a Minnesota native, helped divert his plane and [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSjCNPgbtQ8&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]All I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube Let’s say you are a large Japanese car company. You know you have the superior product. Your worldwide reputation for quality and longevity are unmatched. Your mileage is better than your competitors. You focused on what the market wanted, investing early into “green(er)” technology [...]
One word came to mind when Mike Orth recently walked on the new quadrangle to the Anderson Student Center for the first time: “Magical.” The St. Thomas junior and executive vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government reflects today in The Scroll about the beauty of the building, its benefactors and everyone else who helped transform a dream into reality.
Back-to-school season is upon us and although it’s an exciting time, it’s not so easy on the wallet. Back-to-school means shopping for a whole new wardrobe and school supplies for your children. In spirit of the back-to-school season, Cotton has been promoting their From Blue to Green® program. The From Blue to Green program encourages [...]
A record-setting 1,636 MBA students from 125 business schools participated in ACG Cup competitions over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year. The ACG Cup is an M&A case-study competition offered by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). $213,850 in scholarships and awards were given to competition winners by 26 ACG chapters throughout the United [...]
It has been 50 years since Dave Nimmer stepped onto the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, but he still carries with him the wisdom imparted by professors and experiences – a wisdom that he hopes today’s freshmen at St. Thomas also will embrace.
This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST’s Graduate Business Career Services office. You’ve all heard the statistic that 60-90% of jobs are not found on the Internet and instead come from your network of family, friends and colleagues. How, then, can the Internet be used as a career search tool? It’s [...]
A highlight for many Minnesota State Fair-lovers is the announcement of new food vendors each summer. A battle of sorts is waged every year as new products are promoted and tested, with a limited amount of accepted applicants. With 576 vendors in line for a spot at the fair, only about five or six rookies [...]
It is September…already and many people are gearing up to go back to school. Our Full-time UST MBA students have been on campus since Monday for Launch Week. Evening UST MBA students had orientation Tuesday evening. With so many people starting their MBAs we came across this post, Starting your MBA? Read this first, by Alex Taussig, [...]