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UST Closed December 24 – January 2

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Please remember that all UST offices will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24, and will open again on Monday, January 5. Classes resume for Opus College of Business J-term students on Friday, January 2, 2015. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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J-term & Spring 2015 Registration

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

OCB LogoRegistration for J-term and spring term 2015 opened November 4.  If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP!  Contact your adviser right away if you have any registration questions, or if you are planning to take a Leave of Absence during spring term.

Registration for summer and fall 2015 will be in April. Your adviser will email you with more details closer to then.

 

Fall and J-term Graduates

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

grad capIf you have not already done so, please submit a graduation application

Commencement will be on Saturday, May 23, 2015, on the Saint Paul campus. We hope you will be at the ceremony, celebrating your accomplishment. Congratulations!

 

Dean’s Reception, Thur., December 11

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

If you are graduating this fall or J-term, you are invited to attend our Dean’s Reception on Thursday, December 11, in Schulze Hall Atrium. Bring along a loved one or a professional mentor to celebrate your accomplishment! RSVP here.

Agenda

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Networking
5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Address by Dean Stefanie Lenway
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

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Winter Weather Guidelines

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Wondering whether we have class or not? This page will answer all of your winter weather questions…

Snowy MN

 

Study Abroad and Globalize Your MBA

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Spring Term 2015

Program details for the spring 2015 term Risk Leadership in a Global Context course in London (MGMT 753) are now available, and applications are being accepted.  Spaces still remain, so apply today!

If you are interested in joining the MGMT 753 course, visit the program page to learn more and apply online.  Contact Professor Young with any questions.

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Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Do you get questions from colleagues, friends and family about your experience in the Evening UST MBA program? Give them the opportunity to talk with admissions staff and other current students to learn more about the program at an upcoming MBA Lunch event.

We’ve made reservations throughout the Twin Cities metro area this fall. Lunch is on us if you bring someone who has expressed interest in UST MBA programs.

  • Thursday, December 4, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Mission, 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis

Please Let us know you plan to attend and who you are bringing (It’s O.K. to bring more than one prospective student).

Questions? Contact the admissions team at ocbgradadmissions@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-8800.

Sign Up Now for the UST Graduate Business Mentorship Program

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

This school year, the existing mentorship program is expanding to include students and alumni of all graduate business degree programs. There are already well over 100 alumni interested in mentoring a current student. These alumni represent a broad spectrum of industries, titles and organizations.

 If you have not yet signed up and are interested in being paired with an alumni mentor, please complete this short survey to provide the necessary information needed to match you based on your interests and career aspirations.  As students opt in, they will get paired ASAP with an alumni mentor when identified.

 Thanks to all those who have already signed up to be part of the graduate business mentorship program. Please contact Amanda Wagner at (651) 962-4253 or amhwagner@stthomas.eduwith any questions or concerns.

Growing Your Family Business Event

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Join us on Friday, December 5, at 7:30 a.m. for Growing Your Family Business (Free for UST students and their business families).

Hear from local entrepreneurial family businesses that have transitioned into larger companies, in both market share and the size of the workforce. They’ll share:

  • What motivation led to the decision to grow and goals they had
  • Resources and people they used to prepare for growth and deal with necessary changes that came as a result
  • How they manage growth and risks associated with becoming a larger company
  • The changing role of family members as the company expands

After this session your family will have tools to manage family business growth, risks associated with growth, family involvement in the process, and the type of growth that’s right for your family and business. Email familybusiness@stthomas.edu to register.

Executive Coaching Certificate Program

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The School of Education is now recruiting candidates for cohort 2 of the UST Executive Coaching Certificate, which will begin in June 2015.

If you interested in learning more, there will be an information session on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. – Noon in MOH 343. You can register here.

 Anyone interested, but unable to attend, can visit the website for more info, or contact Dr. Stacey Larsen at SLarsen@stthomas.edu with questions.

J-term & Spring 2015 Registration

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Registration for J-term and spring term 2015 is open! Class schedules can be found in Class Finder. Contact your adviser right away if you have any registration questions!

If you would like to take electives in a non-OCB department, here are the registration dates. Make sure to contact your adviser prior to registration.

ETLS Courses (Engineering): November 24, 2014
SEIS Courses (Software):
November 24, 2014
HRDO Courses (School of Education): December 15, 2014

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Fall and J-Term Graduates

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

If you are graduating this fall or J-term, we hope to see you at the Dean’s Reception to celebrate the completion (or near completion) of your degree on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the Minneapolis campus in the Schulze Hall Atrium.  Please RSVP if you haven’t already.

Your program adviser will be contacting you shortly to fill out a graduation application. This email will include information about your diploma and the events surrounding graduation and commencement, and will also ask you to indicate if you plan to participate in the May commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  We hope you will join us at the ceremony to formally recognize your accomplishment. 

Congratulations!

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Sign Up Now for the UST Graduate Business Mentorship Program

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

This school year, the existing mentorship program is expanding to include students and alumni of all graduate business degree programs. There are already well over 100 alumni interested in mentoring a current student. These alumni represent a broad spectrum of industries, titles and organizations.

If you have not yet signed up and are interested in being paired with an alumni mentor, please complete this short survey to provide the necessary information needed to match you based on your interests and career aspirations.  As students opt-in, they will get paired ASAP with an alumni mentor when identified.

Thanks to all those who have already signed up to be part of the graduate business mentorship program. Please contact Amanda Wagner at 651-962-4253 or amhwagner@stthomas.edu with any questions or concerns.

Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Do you get questions from colleagues, friends and family about your experience in the Evening UST MBA program? Give them the opportunity to talk with admissions staff and other current students to learn more about the program at an upcoming MBA Lunch event.

We’ve made reservations throughout the Twin Cities metro area this fall. Lunch is on us if you bring someone who has expressed interest in UST MBA programs.

  • Thursday, November 20, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Tavern on France, 6740 France Avenue South, Edina
  • Thursday, December 4, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Mission, 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis

Please let us know you plan to attend and who you are bringing (it’s O.K. to bring more than one prospective student).

Questions? Contact the admissions team at ocbgradadmissions@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-8800.

Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

We have a number of great events planned for the fall term – See more detailed information about the November events below.

We have a number of great events planned for the fall term!

  • Wed., November 12 – Career Skills: Leveraging Your Grad School Experience
  • Thur., November 13 – Open4Business
  • Wed., November 19 – Career Fair
  • Wed., December 10 – Diversity Insights
  • Thur., December 11 – Dean’s Reception

Leveraging Your Graduate Business School Experience, Nov. 12

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

You know your graduate business degree is helping you to think and act in a new way on the job.  You see business challenges and opportunities from multiple perspectives and understand how different parts of your organization work together (or not) to get things done. So how do you sell the significance of your graduate experience?  How do you differentiate yourself from the next person? You’ll learn how employers perceive your degree and how to present and promote your unique combination of enhanced skills, greater knowledge, and future potential.

RSVP here to join us on Wednesday, November 12, from 5 – 5:50 pm, in Thornton Auditorium (TMH 260).

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Open4Business, November 13

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

the localWant to catch up and network with your OCB classmates? Join your fellow graduate business students, and alumni, every first Thursday of the month at The Local for happy hour drinks and free appetizers from 5 – 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 

OCB Fall Career Opportunity Fair, November 19

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Join Graduate Business Career Services on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the School of Law, Schulze Grand Atrium for the 2014 Fall Career Opportunity Fair. UST Graduate Business students are invited to attend. Last fall there were over 45 organizations represented.  There is no charge to participate in this event. A reception will follow the Career Opportunity Fair at 5 p.m. for further networking.  Participating organizations information will be provided in the future.

If you have questions, please contact gradcareers@stthomas.edu

Click here to register.

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OCB Social Entrepreneurship Competitions and Events

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

St. Thomas offers a number of social entrepreneurship competitions and events, and as graduate students at St. Thomas, you are welcome and encouraged to participate. Co-curricular offerings like this are a great way to expand your program experience and your professional/personal development while engaging with the greater college and university communities, and to interact with business leaders in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Check out this webpage for OCB sponsored and hosted events. We hope you consider participating!

Participate in the ACG Cup

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

The ACG Cup is a case competition, sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth, which gives students realistic experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.

There will be a boot camp session held on Saturday, November 15 from 8am – 3pm in MOH 201.  RSVP here to attend. *Please note that you do not have to have a team formed before you come. We hope to see you there!

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