This Memorial Day weekend marks graduation for the UST MBA Class of 2013. This group has numerous successes to celebrate besides the end of long study sessions, classroom lectures and finals. Many of the 2013 grads will embark on a new journey with organizations such as Deloitte, Thrivent Financial, Disney Corporation, and Ecolab Inc. Others have chosen to continue on the entrepreneurial path with start-ups and family businesses. The Class of 2013 has been an excellent role model to the current first-year MBAs as they begin new adventures of their own, starting internships with Mayo Clinic, Target Corporation, General Mills, DataCard, Pepsi Co, 3M and others.
Many events, recruiting efforts, and informational interviews took place during the last year, enabling students to showcase their knowledge and market their aptitude. Of these events, the Career Fair, held in November showcased over 40 employers and lead to 5 interviews and 3 job offers for the full time MBA program alone. In October, the Corporate Partner reception honored Ecolab and Jim Miller for Corporate Partner of the year, other companies honored were UnitedHealth Group, Cummins and Supervalu. Several companies visited the University of Saint Thomas to meet or interview with students, the list includes: Target, DataCard, Cummins, US Bank, and many others. Students also had an opportunity to shadow over 40 different employers and companies as well as complete a mentor program with leading professionals in various industries.
We in the Graduate Business Career Services Department wish continued success and professional development to the class of 2013 and look forward seeing the future 2014 and 2015 graduates this fall.