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Two Tricks to Dominate Downtime at Work

Although we are all very busy, it only takes a few minutes of down time during the work week to commit to building your skills and developing yourself as a professional.
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Extraordinary Tommies

St. Thomas said thank you to a special group in May – more than 90 people who worked a collective 2,000 years at the university and influenced generations of students.
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The Future of the Part-time MBA

With the proliferation of part-time MBA programs nationally, what should a prospective student consider when trying to sift through so many options?
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Ignite Minneapolis Speaker Julie Warner on Hard Work

Evening UST MBA student Julie Warner was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis 7, a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.
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Dis-close to right

Disclosure: most professional communication practitioners advocate for it, but the ethical question becomes just how much, and what, should be disclosed - and when, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, director of the Master of Business Communication Program
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Career Link: The Best Tool for Job Searching

There are so many lists of essential tools supposedly everyone needs in their job search, writes guest blogger Chris Ohlendorf, but there is one element that seems to be missing from all of these lists, the one thing you have to have.
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“Pro-Bono” is More Than just Access

Kellen T. Fish '10 The University of St. Thomas School of Law mission indicates “social justice” as a fundamental goal in educating lawyers. Throughout law school we’re told that being a lawyer is a...
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A More Reflective Leader in the Making

Although Kamaj Bailey traveled halfway across the United States to join the Full-time UST MBA program in fall 2012, her geographic relocation has been the least transformative aspect of her MBA experience.
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Career Link: 5 Ways to Get Promoted

To get that promotion you need to be a thought leader, able to drive change and innovation, and successfully manage through crisis. But don’t despair, writes La Barre Spence, with five suggestions for giving yourself a competitive advantage
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Four Alumni Honored as Stand-Out Women in Business

Each year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognizes outstanding women in business for their leadership qualities, drive and commitment to serving the broader Twin Cities community. Among the 51 honorees were four alumni of the Opus College of Business’ graduate business programs.
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Tommies at Heart

Having a clear and concise mission statement is integral to any business organization and is a powerful way to convey the direction of the organization. We are taught that a mission statement should answer...
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Opus Magnum Blog: The Root Cause of the VA Health system’s Poor Performance

The resignation of the VA secretary, General Eric Shinseki, will not solve the problem of long waiting times for needed health services and the subsequent cover-up in VA healthcare. However, this unfortunate scandal provides an opportunity to exercise the systems thinking skills we teach here in the Opus College Business in order to identify the root cause of this problem and a possible answer, writes Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs.
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Career Link: Putting Entrepreneurial Ideas into Action

“There are no bad ideas,” or so the saying goes. But the real worth of an idea lies in the number of problems it can solve or ambiguities it can explain. The same applies to an entrepreneurial venture, writes Sean Higgins, '14 M.B.A.
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Profile: Abbey Pieper ’13 M.B.A.

For Abbey Pieper, a UST MBA was not just a degree, it was a toolbox. Now vice president at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, she uses her MBA every day to stay relevant in the resort industry, specifically in terms of understanding how to approach and solve problems.
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CEO’s Perspective: 4 Attributes in Making a Hire

Mark Rauenhorst, former chairman and CEO of Opus Corporation, shared his insights on "making it count" in your professional and personal life at the Opus College of Business Class of 2014 graduate commencement ceremony.
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Admissions Advice: When to Start a Master’s Degree

For many students, along with the excitement of graduation and celebrating the end of one educational milestone comes the thought about “what happens next?” Is it a full-time job, heading back into the classroom for graduate school, or both?
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The Scroll: The Strength to Keep Going

Lisa Weier began writing for The Scroll when she was a freshman – and now it’s time for her to say goodbye as a senior. She credits St. Thomas for teaching her “to develop smarts and to develop virtue,” and says she now has a drive “to love well and live well that I simply didn’t have before college.”