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Jessica Bauer

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MBA CSEA Running and Biking Routes

Greetings Outdoor Enthusiasts! Untitled

We are elated you have decided to take a brief tour of our lovely city either on foot, or two wheels.

Here are a few running routes to choose from, all leaving the 7th Street/Hennepin Avenue/Nicollet Mall area.  You can choose to run with the morning leader, or download the MapMyRun app, and go it alone.

These routes are sorted by distance, your running/biking leader will chose the morning route.  Please feel free to go at your own pace and either shorten or lengthen the distance for your comfort.

 

RUNNING

Check out this map on MapMyRun: 2.58 mi 
Distance: 2.58 mi
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/448555208

 

Check out this map on MapMyRun: 3.79 mi 
Distance: 3.79 mi
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/448715470

 

Check out this map on MapMyRun: 4.49 mi 
Distance: 4.49 mi
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/448557034

 

BIKING

PLEASE NOTE: NiceRide bikes must be picked up from station at 10th Street and Nicollet Mall, cost /hour is $1.50.  Other rental stations can be found here: https://secure.niceridemn.org/en/map/

Check out this map on MapMyRun: 9.08 m
Distance: 9.08 mi
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/448617168

 

Career Tools

May 21st – GBCS Update

Career Link: One Key to Success – Soft Skills

 

Soft skills are still in demand.

Last summer, Laszlow Block, the head of hiring for Google turned a few heads when he said that “G.P.A’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless…we found that they don’t predict anything.” What Google looks for are the following:

  • Cognitive ability, not I.Q., but the ability to learn, to put pieces of disparate information together, to do this in the moment, as it happens.
  • Leadership defined as knowing when to step in and take the lead as well as knowing when to let others lead.
  • Ownership or committing to being responsible for getting done what needs to be done.
  • And at the same time as leading and taking ownership, also having the humility to being open to the ideas of others.

View the full article here.

HOT JOBS/INTERNSHIPS FROM CareerLink 

EVENTS

For Commencement details, click here.

Friday, May 23rd – Dean’s Commencement Reception

Saturday, May 24th – Commencement Reception/Ceremony

Career Tools

Career Link: Do You Know What It Takes to Make a Significant Career Change?

Career Link: Do You Know What It Takes to Make a Significant Career Change?

 

Are you thinking of making a career change? Not a job change from one company to the next, but a change from one career like accounting to another such as sales? You may love your company, but dislike your workload. You used to have such a strong interest in your previous tasks, like crunching numbers, but now crave more of a social interaction/sales focus. Whatever feeling you may have that’s driving your career change, it’s important to explore it fully.

There are a few things you can do to jump-start your career change and ultimately help you land that job you’ve been dreaming of.

Evaluate The “Why” Behind Your Transition
It’s important to understand the “why” behind your career change. It helps you see clearly why you need the change, if the change makes sense, and it will also help you answer any future employer’s questions about the shift. Once you know why, you can make goals that will help you achieve the transition.

Network, Network, Network
Both online and in-person networking is important to connect with people who are experts in the field your looking to get into. Here are a few examples of how to begin networking online:

  • LinkedIn: Join LinkedIn groups and connect with local individuals who are in the right field. Post articles and blogs to help show that you, too, are learning how to be an expert in the field.
  • Twitter: Create a professional Twitter account, where you can share content related to your career goals. Connect with others who are interested in the same things.
  • Blog: Start a blog talking about your transition and what you’ve learned.

All of these online elements can be used to help show a future employer why you have the skills to make this transition, and you can also help others benefit from the knowledge you’re learning.

Networking in-person is more than simply trying to find individuals who can introduce you to applicable job opportunities. Remember that networking is a two-way street. You can’t just look for someone to get you an interview; you have to show value to the other person as well. Read more about how to network in-person to maximize your experience.

Make Your Resume Work For You
When submitting an application, make sure to convey to an employer why you’re making the switch and why you’re the best candidate for the position. A great place to tell why you’re switching careers is in your cover letter. Be transparent and let them know that this switch is long-term and not a short stint.

On your resume, make sure you highlight skills relevant to the new job. You may have been “stuck” in one type of job, but talking about skills that fit this new one will help show why you’re qualified for the switch in careers. If you don’t have enough skills to highlight in your resume, consider taking classes on your own time, getting certificates, or freelancing to help add substance and give you a better understanding of the skills needed for the desired career.

Making the jump into a new career takes time. Start participating in activities that will help you stand out despite your different background, and set goals to help you accomplish them. Believe in the job you’re going after and spend the time needed for making your dream career come true. And most importantly, find a career you look forward to on Monday morning!

Tony Sorensen is the CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting, and McKinley Consulting. He brings over 16 years of experience to the recruiting industry, and can be reached at tsorensen@versique.com.

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May 13th – GBCS Update

Below are a few quick tips from Tony Sorensen about Career Transition, Tony is the CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting, and McKinley Consulting.

Evaluate The “Why” Behind Your Transition
It’s important to understand the “why” behind your career change. It helps you see clearly why you need the change, if the change makes sense, and it will also help you answer any future employer’s questions about the shift. Once you know why, you can make goals that will help you achieve the transition.

Network, Network, Network
Both online and in-person networking is important to connect with people who are experts in the field your looking to get into. Here are a few examples of how to begin networking online:

  • LinkedIn: Join LinkedIn groups and connect with local individuals who are in the right field. Post articles and blogs to help show that you, too, are learning how to be an expert in the field.
  • Twitter: Create a professional Twitter account, where you can share content related to your career goals. Connect with others who are interested in the same things.
  • Blog: Start a blog talking about your transition and what you’ve learned.

View the full article here.

HOT JOBS/INTERNSHIPS FROM CareerLink 

EVENTS

May 16, 7 p.m- Opus College of Business Visits Target Field

Join your fellow graduate business students and alumni at the beautiful Target Field to cheer on the Twins as they take on the Mariners. Tickets are still available, contact Amanda Wagner: amhwagner@stthomas.edu

Saturday, May 17th, 5:00pm – 10 Year Full Time MBA Celebration, Solera

In May 2014, the 10th cohort of Full-time UST MBA students will graduate. Please join us to honor the accomplishments of all our alumni, catch up with old friends and share your current successes.

The festivities will include:

  • Cocktail hour: 5-6 p.m.
  • Dinner & remarks: 6-10 p.m.

Friday, May 23rd – Dean’s Commencement Reception

Saturday, May 24th – Commencement Reception/Ceremony

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May 7th – GBCS Update

We in GBCS are elated to bring you the latest in career development, below are a few items of interest.

Tools onetonline1

ONET Online is a great resource for updating a resume, or finding transferable skills.

Here are a few ways to best utilize ONET:

  • Occupation Quick Search houses millions of job titles with position descriptions to tailor a resume for any occupation
  • Crosswalks allows seekers to see related positions and their tasks for a career change
  • Advanced Search focuses on specific software or tools seekers may already be well versed with
  • Salary information is posted for all positions based on national and Minnesota averages

HOT JOBS/INTERNSHIPS FROM CareerLink 

EVENTS

May 16, 7 p.m- Opus College of Business Visits Target Field TWINS

Join your fellow graduate business students and alumni at the beautiful Target Field to cheer on the Twins as they take on the Mariners. Tickets are still available, contact Amanda Wagner: amhwagner@stthomas.edu

Saturday, May 17th, 5:00pm – 10 Year Full Time MBA Celebration, Solera

In May 2014, the 10th cohort of Full-time UST MBA students will graduate. Please join us to honor the accomplishments of all our alumni, catch up with old friends and share your current successes.

Dean Christopher Puto, Ph.D., along with the faculty and staff of the Opus College of Business, cordially invites you and a guest to the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Full-time UST MBA. The festivities will include:

  • Cocktail hour: 5-6 p.m.
  • Dinner & remarks: 6-10 p.m.

As we look back over the last 10 years, we encourage you to share a favorite memory from your HiremeFull-time UST MBA experience when you register for the event. Photos and captions can be emailed to cobalumni@stthomas.edu.

Friday, May 23rd – Dean’s Commencement Reception

Saturday, May 24th – Commencement Reception/Ceremony