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Etiquette for fun and profit

In recent years there has been a marked decline in the respect afforded job candidates, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR. While managers and HR people attempt to be insulated from having to give people bad news, their organizations suffer diminished reputation in the process.
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St. Patrick’s Day Revelers Get Lucky with Traditions & Festivities

This year’s consumer survey on St. Patrick’s Day, conducted by the National Retail Federation, shows 133 million Americans planned to celebrate. St. Paul bars, restaurants, and small businesses want to maximize the revenue they can create from the holiday, writes Rachel Barton.
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The Scroll: Student Leadership Positions Make a Difference

Graduate student Nick Goffard has gained extra appreciation for the leadership qualities of St. Thomas students during his involvement in the Student Leadership Selection process. He writes about the experience, and how it reminds him of his own pursuit of leadership positions as an undergraduate student, in The Scroll.
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Career Link: Loving Your Career

You spend almost half your waking hours at work, writes Career Coach LaBarre Spence. Wouldn't it be great to actually love your job?
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Depth of Field: Signs of Spring

The winter of 2013-14 was the coldest in 35 years according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. But with temperatures after today predicted to be above freezing, it's only a matter of time before scenes like these show up all over campus.
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Globalization, Diversity and Inclusion

We need to be attentive to the impact of globalization on our community, writes Professor Peter Young. The challenges and opportunities this presents must be a subject of attention for any modern business school.
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The Scroll: The Science of Relationships

Carol Bruess checked off one of the items on her professional bucket list when she attended a workshop last month on the science of relationships. Today in The Scroll, she offers her observations on the work of legendary researcher John Gottman and two of his seven principles for making marriage work.
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We Mean Business in the State of Hockey

Sports Industry isn't just winning and losing – it’s a business. The Minnesota Wild front office PR staff member, Ryan Stanzel, gave us a better insight from an NHL perspective.
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Essential Résumé Tips

Your résumé must demonstrate that you, as a candidate, have the potential to add value to the employer. With attention to detail and thorough research, your carefully prepared résumé will soon result in your first interview.
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Thank You for Not Smoking

Every Friday at 9 a.m. the freshmen class, which consisted of approximately 500 students, was required to attend an hour-long convocation in the small auditorium – an obligation that was obeyed with less than little enthusiasm. No one wanted to be there; however, what occurred one beautiful autumn morning is something that I will never forget.
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St. Thomas MBA Team Advances to Regional Finals of Fifth Annual Hult Prize

A team of UST MBA Students will compete this week to secure $1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture. The The Hult Prize is a program committed to launching the next wave of social enterprises by encouraging teams to compete in solving the world's challenging problems through business.
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The Scroll: A Hurrah for Retirees

Dave Nimmer will dearly miss the 92 St. Thomas employees who will retire in May, and in today’s Scroll he pays tribute to two of them – Tom Connery and Lynda McDonnell – who always have showed their pride and passion.
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MBA Abroad: A Transformational Experience

The differing perspectives that Evening UST MBA student Travis Bezella gained while studying abroad shed new light "on what I believed I knew about business being truly global." Many of these interactions challenged him to consider his MBA experience, as well as his career, in a completely new light.
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J-Term Trip to India Transcends Borders

India has a lot to teach the rest of the world, writes Pleasant Radford, Jr. in a reflection on his study abroad trip there this J-Term. We must be willing to listen, observe, and appreciate the beauty in its “managed chaos.”
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Global Reach from a Minneapolis M.B.A.

Drew Kniffin ’09 M.B.A., and Chris Rupp ’06 M.B.A. talk about their time in the UST MBA and how it’s translated to the successes they've found working with international audiences.
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And the survey says…

The long running game show “Family Feud” has long made entertainment out of survey data, writes Mike Porter. The problem facing business researchers: too many surveys.
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3 Ways to Get the “Lean In” Conversation Started

Perhaps it's just a buzzword that will fade with time or maybe it's the next phase of a movement that has been and will continue to change workplaces, inspiring women and men to go after their dreams and “lean in” to their passions.
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Risk, the Olympics and the World Cup

As one lecturer put it, “2015 is a crucible for the global risk management community. (Yes, there is such a thing!) Both of these major events are being held in volatile areas of the world and the demands for risk managing them are higher than I have ever seen.”