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Are You Thankful for Your First “Real” Job Out of College?

Your first position, and most definitely the first few years after graduating from college will define where your career goes, writes guest blogger Tony Sorensen, CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting, and McKinley Consulting. Your career is similar to that of a major league baseball player. It’s not the company you work for that will shape your career…it’s YOU.
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Career Link: Two Ways to Really Stand Out in Your Job Interview

The internet offers many suggestions for how to prepare for an interview. Suggestions like practicing responses to typical questions and researching the company are certainly valuable. Here are a couple more recommendations that you don’t hear very often to help you stand out from the rest.
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St. Thomas Students Bank $48,000 in Scholarships at Fowler Business Competition

Jane Kramer, along with teammates Nana Yaa Dodi and Marine Melin, won the graduate competition for her concept Lou Lou Ingredients. The idea was born in Kramer’s kitchen, preparing gluten- and dairy-free snacks for her kids and their friends dealing with food allergies. She noticed grocery stores made similar products, but didn’t offer full meals. She plans to change that.
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The Scroll: Remembering Thanksgiving With The Bear

One of Dave Nimmer’s favorite Thanksgiving memories involves a holiday meal and friendship with The Bear, a newspaper buddy who had his share of health problems in his later years. Nimmer writes today in The Scroll how he came away from their time together with a greater understanding of how to be thankful for what you have in life.
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Fast Company’s Robert Safian Explains How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Change

2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker Robert Safian said that MBA programs should prepare students for the real world, and that the outcome of education should be learning how to learn. Sounds simple, writes Diana Cohen in this event recap, but this requires a robust curriculum and engaged faculty and students. It was a timely message to students, staff and faculty.
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Hundreds Participate in Fall Career Opportunity Fair

More than 300 undergraduate and graduate business students attended the Fall Career Opportunity Fair last week with 53 companies from a wide variety of industries participating. MBA, software engineering, masters of business communication, accountancy and a staggering number of junior and senior undergraduates from a wide variety of disciplines proudly displayed the UST brand.
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Career Link: Networking for Life

When focused on your job search, networking is where the action is. More than 85% of jobs are found through conversations at parties, professional organizational meetings or over a cup of coffee. An informational interview takes the pressure out of these settings and provides an atmosphere where questions and conversations are welcome.
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Building a More Inclusive Community

In any given week St. Thomas offers a wide range of workshops to members of its community. Still there were many aspects of the Howard Ross workshop on Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Leadership that set it apart.
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Career Link: Targeting Your Resume

When you have identified a job that you’re interested in, you want to become an “expert” on what the recruiter is looking for. As an “expert”, you would know it well enough to be able to teach someone else about it.
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A Veterans Perspective: George Lang ’76 M.B.A.

To mark Veteran's Day we are profiling George Lang '76 M.B.A., a veteran of the Vietnam War and graduate of the first class of MBAs from St. Thomas. Continuing his dedication to service, Lang is excited to be part of the Graduate Business Alumni Board. He sees this as an opportunity to reconnect with St. Thomas and to see what current-day students are learning.
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The Inventory For Your Future

An occupation inventory is a document which contains each and every position held as well as each and every responsibility for those positions. This document has no limit length, no desired conditional formatting and serves a single purpose, to create a complete professional track record that can be utilized for any future position.
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The Scroll: Time to Show Off That Purple Again

Graduate student Nick Goffard thinks it’s tough to beat the atmosphere on football Saturdays as fans stream onto campus decked out in purple to cheer on their Tommies. He hopes for a strong turnout this Saturday for the Senior Day game against Concordia.
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Outreach Scholars Reflect the 21st Century Workplace

Being a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority, for example, or an international student, a non-Minnesotan, a woman, or a liberal arts major also grants membership within a distinctive group within the larger community that is the Full-time UST MBA program and becomes a signature aspect of many students’ St. Thomas experience.
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Preparing for Success: Career Opportunity Fair

Tom Colosimo, Career Coach Specialist, details the best way to ace any Career Fair, but most importantly the Career Opportunity Fair, held next week in the Law School Schulze Grand Atrium on Friday, November 15th.
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The Scroll: Ask a Good Question, Get a Good Answer

The question asked by President Julie Sullivan at her monthly brown bag luncheon on Monday was simple: “What do we need for St. Thomas to be excellent?” Susan Alexander found that the answers wisely centered on the importance of meeting the needs of students, and she offers her thoughts today in The Scroll.
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Need Professional Growth? Find a Career Mentor!

Thousands of training companies and products exist to help individuals grow in virtually any profession. Many of these tools are great, but often cover broad topics, such as communications, management, and business acumen. How do you go about receiving customized training for your unique situation? A great option is to find a career mentor.
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New Mayo Innovation Scholars Named

In the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, UST MBA students lead a select group of Minnesota students in an extraordinary internship that places it at the intersection of science, business, medicine and ethics for five months of one academic year.
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Pioneering Health Care in Minnesota

In Minnesota and the greater University of St. Thomas community, improvements have already changed the way patients receive new health care benefits. Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, the director of the UST Center for Health and Medical Affairs, shared his insight to the progressive nature of our evolving local health care models.
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The Most Influential Fast Company Articles in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Have you seen the annual list of the “Most Creative People in Business” or learned something interesting from a “30 Second MBA” video? Those are two notable features from Fast Company, introduced under the direction of its editor, Robert Safian. Please join us as we welcome Safian to the Opus College of Business as our 2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker, Thursday, November 14.