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 this course we have the incredible and unique opportunity to work as consultants for a real client. Usually these clients are firms located in Minnesota that need support doing a particular research for a product or service. In the past other UST MBA students have worked with companies like Cambria, Minnesota Timberwolves and NSHMBA, among others. This is a great opportunity to gain real work experience while being guided by a great professor with years of experience in consulting. At the end of next week we will meet our ABR project clients.

Next week will start with a corporate tour to Nordstrom and a guest speaker: Isaias Zamarripa, former director of talent acquisition and diversity at General Mills. These activities are planned by our great Career Services department, which is always working to improve our networking capabilities.

So, next week I am going to have a lot of news to share with you.