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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.
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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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Putting the “coach” in lawyer

Student: Okay, so I want to impeach the witness. Me: Right, that sounds like a good idea here. What he just said doesn’t match what’s in his affidavit. Student: Yeah, okay. So what do I do? Me: You know...
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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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Moot court team advances to national competition

University of St. Thomas School of Law moot court team members Rachelle Velgersdyk, Parker Olson, and James Todd emerged from a 33-team regional tournament in Las Vegas on March 1 to advance to the National...
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Inside the UN: Start of a new HRC session in Geneva

Monday began the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The function of the session over the next four weeks is for both the Council and Member States to present their perspectives on particular...
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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.