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Small Business Survival in a Small Town

Mackenthun’s Meats & Deli in St. Bonifacius, population 2300, is a growing small business, with a relatively small local customer base to pull from, with help from the University of St. Thomas Small Business Development Center.
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Service with a smile request

Mike Porter wonders “If you wouldn't mind taking a few minutes to visit this site and provide an evaluation on your experience today.”
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The Scroll: Making a Class Come Alive

Dave Nimmer believes great teaching for undergraduates needs to be at or near the top of priorities for St. Thomas as it sets goals and defines standards. In The Scroll today, he writes about a sophomore’s experience in a January Term course taught by psychology professor John Buri.
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Changing of the Guard

Christopher Puto, Ph.D., who soon will conclude his 12-year span as dean of the Opus College of Business, discusses the change in leadership.
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Living the Mission as a Business Attorney

The University of St. Thomas School of Law, as a Catholic law school, is dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice. These are probably...
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M.B.C. Profile: Christina Milanowski

Student by night, PR professional by day, Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Macabee Public Relations, is working toward her M.B.C.
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Career Link: One Key to Success – Soft Skills

Hard skills can get you hired, but soft skills (or lack thereof) get you fired, notes Career Specialist LaBarre Spence. “Soft skills 2.0” are intellectually easy to understand, yet difficult to find in potential employees.
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An Accountant’s Life in the “Busy Season”

With tax day little over one week away, we reached out to some of the students in the Master of Science Degree in Accountancy to talk about their recent internship experiences during the busiest time of the year for accountants.
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The Scroll: Art @ UST

Noted art critic Susan Alexander is back with more pointed opinions about St. Thomas campus artwork. Read her latest musings today in The Scroll.
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Rashmi Kandwal’s MBA “Building Blocks”

Prior to joining the Full-time UST MBA program, Rashmi Kandwal spent many years studying and conducting research to earn her Ph.D. in health geographic information systems, focusing on HIV/AIDS in India.
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A unique angle for interviewing: Be the Good Product!

To be successful in any job interview, you must see yourself as a unique product or brand, writes guest blogger Harry Nnoli. To ace an interview, you must see yourself as a unique product that helps the prospective employ solve problems and provides them enduring solutions.
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Unexpected landings

I never saw myself working for the federal government, particularly in the field of immigration. I started my career as an immigration lawyer, zealously advocating for the downtrodden and weary, while...
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MN Cup: Statewide Recognition and Seed Funding

The Minnesota Cup is now open for applications. The statewide new venture competition, similar to St. Thomas’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge, will accept applications through May 9.
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Chance Encounter Connects Back to St. Thomas

Opportunities often start with a series of connections, or maybe a chance meeting. And so it was that Assistant Dean Bill Woodson ended up representing St. Thomas at the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s annual Leadership Conference in New York.
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The French Perspective on American Business

Marine Melin is an Evening UST MBA exchange student from IAE of Caen, France, here to learn about American business culture and practices. We invited her to share some of her insights on the cultural differences she’s experienced while at St. Thomas.
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Career Link: The Secret to Getting to the Next Level

How often do you look in the mirror and assess your skills and abilities? After being in the recruiting industry for almost 18 years, Chris Ohlendorf has found that people who have a good, strong grasp of their own strengths and weaknesses are much more successful overall.
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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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10 years as a public defender

Keshini Ratnayake '04 2014 marks significant milestones for me. May brings the 10-year anniversary of my graduation from law school. By September, I will have been a public defender for 10 years. This...
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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.