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    • Lessons of Leadership from Rep. John Lewis

      Since 2009, the University of St. Thomas has been a proud University partner of the National Black MBA – Twin Cities chapter Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program. UST supports the NBMBAA mission of creating educational opportunities for African Americans. Bill Woodson, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, is a lifetime member of NBMBAA and has been [...]

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    • Fearless…Leaders of Tomorrow

      “Leaders are…?” “FEARLESS!!” That was the call and response used to launch our 7:30 a.m. meeting, kicking off Day 1 of an intensive, morning-to-night four day professional development conference for – high school students. High School students? Professional development? That’s right – the National Black MBA Association, better known as the NBMBAA, host of the [...]

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    • Interviewing: a two-way street

      You’ve got your foot in the door at a job interivew. Things are actually going well. What a relief. Then, you’re asked, what questions do you have for us? What do you ask? You should know everything from the website already, right? Now what? Career Rocketeer, a career search and personal branding blog, helping ambitious [...]

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    • Baseball break

      The last month was very demanding for all full-time MBA students. We were in the last stage of our ABR projects: the quantitative analysis. We had a huge amount of data that to analyze with several statistical techniques that we learned in  class. Still, in the middle of this stress, our VP of Internal Affairs [...]

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    • Funny Follies Finished Friday

      Last Friday students, faculty and staff of the UST Full-time MBA program got together in a more informal setting to relax and share some laughs at the Follies 2010. The evening started with a networking reception in Terrance Murphy Hall; then moved to the Thornton Auditorium for a great show, full of creativity and good [...]

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    • I'm getting involved with UST MBA clubs

      The Full-time UST MBA program offers students several ways of getting involved with the community, like participating in clubs and the Student Association. Although, during my first semester I didn’t become an active member, I collaborated in most of the activities planned by the International Club. This spring, when applications for board positions were opened, [...]

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    • For whom the survey polls

      In a restaurant, in a hotel, on the Internet – almost anywhere – we are constantly invited to take surveys.  Sometimes we take them, but we think “What is this for?” In our ABR (Applied Business Research) course, we have learned that an essential part of business research involves collecting data that can be quantified [...]

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    • Networking: It works!

      From our career services staff to our professors, everyone has the same piece of advice for us when looking for our internships: “Work on your networking.” For some of us this is the start of our worst nightmare. We do not know how to approach somebody we haven’t met before, we do not know what [...]

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    • Spring is here!

      Spring is already here! No more snow and cold weather. But spring means more than that to us, it means that we finished the first half of our second semester. We are only one month and half away to finish our first year in the Full-time UST MBA program. Midterms this semester were not as [...]

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    • Real-world perspectives on market research

      I appreciate how the Full-time UST MBA program offers a combination of academics and professional experience. An example of this is the integration of special speakers’ days into the regular class schedule. Faculty members are always looking for the best speakers that can complement the the lectures and in class discussion. This was the case [...]

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    • Feed My Starving Children: Eliminating starvation around the world

      Last Saturday a group of 15 Full-time UST MBA students, and some of their partners, had the opportunity to help improve the life of starving children around the world by working as volunteers at Feed My Starving Children. Among its other outreach, FMSC is helping relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake there: When the [...]

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    • The Long View: Innovative Leadership – Office Hours?

      Later this year, the Full-time UST MBA program should be greeting its fourth program director since the program’s inception in fall of 2003. My involvement with our Full-time MBA students, staff and faculty will continue as the assistant dean for UST MBA programs. However, my number one mission since I joined the University of St. [...]

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    • Premier MBA competition comes to UST

      The ACG Cup is a case study competition hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth that is designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.  Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to [...]

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    • Getting started on my second semester

      This week we finished our two-week J-term fresh with the leadership and communication skills needed to start and succeed in our second semester. On Wednesday we were assigned to our ABR (Applied Business Reserach) clients. The list of clients this year was quite diverse, including Dairy Queen, Hennepin County Medical Center, internal University of St. [...]

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    • New Challenges

      Yesterday we finished our first week of J-term. We have each been assigned to new groups for the Spring Semester. During this week he had some team building activities that allowed us to get to know each other better. Our most challenging project for the next semester is our ABR (Applied Business Research) project. In [...]

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    • Learners to Leaders update

      By engaging the academic community of fine colleges and universities across the state to help us spot the most promising young talent, we have identified a pool of more than 60 talented young people, individuals who are not only tomorrow’s leaders, but are demonstrating their leadership today, academically and otherwise. This first annual Learners to [...]

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    • Happy New Year!

      HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010! I hope everyone had great holidays. My husband and I traveled back home to spend the holidays with our family and friends and just came back last Thursday to start preparing ourselves for the next semester. Today we started J-term. During this period we are going to dedicate exclusively to our [...]

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    • Building stronger engagement

      We’ve taken the challenge of building stronger engagement with diverse young professionals and pre-professionals, and responded with an exciting initiative, which we’ve decided to call Learners to Leaders. It’s an invitation-only networking and leader development event where each participant has been nominated by a faculty, staff, or friend who can attest to their leadership contributions. [...]

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    • Project report as the semester winds down

      We are only three weeks away from our finals. And we have two projects to deliver before December 10: a statistics project, which is based on a survey that we designed and distributed among faculty, staff and students, and our final report and presentation for our LINKS project. The last one is going to be [...]

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    • A busy week for a student

      This week a lot of things happened. First on Wednesday my husband and I celebrated our fourth month of marriage. And we went to a great pub just one block away from the university, The Newsroom. We drank some wine and we ate the best appetizer in the Earth: fried brie cheese with raspberry sauce. [...]

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    • Professional Fridays: Great River Energy

      This week was really fun. On Friday, as part of our Professional Fridays, we went to Great River Energy. We had the opportunity to learn about the energy business directly from one of the top executives of the company. Also we visited the facilities and learned how they use renewable energy to run their operations [...]

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    • The spark of an idea

      This week, the spark of an idea ignited into full flame. For some time I have been challenging various members of our faculty and administrative staff to consider how we might make the St. Thomas MBA degree more relevant and better understood by prospective students. In particular, I wanted to know how we might better [...]

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    • We survived midterms!

      Midterms were pretty intensive. It’s not easy to study for the exams and at the same time prepare for each class. But know we are almost halfway done with the semester. This weekend we can relax a little bit and prepare ourselves for the second half. Since the temperatures are getting lower, tomorrow we are [...]

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    • Midterms Approach

      Today my husband and I are celebrating our third month of marriage. I cannot believe it!!! Just three months ago we were in Venezuela single. And now we are in Minnesota, married and doing our MBA. But we are not only studying, we also are looking for our summer internships. So this week we went [...]

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    • The results are in on our first quarter of LINKS

      Yeahhh! We made 1.7 million dollars in our first quarter! And we have the second biggest market share! Not bad at all. (Too bad that is only a simulation.) Yesterday we went to see the movie The Hangover. It was really hilarious! The movie theater is only 4 blocks away from our apartment, and this [...]

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