Please remember that all UST offices will be closed beginning Monday, December 23, and will open again on Thursday, January 2. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Registration for J-term and spring term 2014 opened October 29. If you have not yet registered – please do so ASAP! Contact your adviser right away if you have any registration questions. If you are planning to take a Leave of Absence during spring term, please contact your adviser.
Registration for summer and fall 2014 will be in April. Your adviser will email you with more details closer to then.
If you are graduating this fall or J-term, you are invited to attend our Dean’s Reception on Thursday, December 12, in Schulze Hall Atrium. Bring along a loved one or a professional mentor to celebrate your accomplishment! RSVP here.
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Networking
5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Address by Dean Christopher Puto
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking
Refreshments will be served.
Spring Term 2014
Program details for the spring 2014 term Business, Law & Ethics in the EU course in Belgium and Germany (BLAW615) are now available, and applications are being accepted. Spaces still remain, so apply today!
The five (5) mandatory pre-travel class sessions in Minneapolis during the spring 2014 term will be 6-9 p.m. on the following Wednesday evenings:
- February 12
- March 5
- April 23 & 30
- May 7
If you are interested in joining the BLAW615 course, visit the program page to learn more and apply online. If you have not completed BLAW600 yet, you can request instructor permission to enroll. Contact Professor Marsnik with any questions.
BestPrep is in need of volunteers to visit classrooms and provide students with multiple 10 minute mock interviews and feedback. Sample questions will be provided, and about 5-10 volunteers will be assigned to one classroom. If you are interested, please complete this form.
Questions may be directed to Caitlin Haugan at email@example.com or 763-233-6326.
Registration for J-term and spring term 2014 is open. Class schedules can be found in Class Finder. Contact your adviser right away if you have any registration questions!
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 12, 2013, 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 should have contacted you to fill out a graduation application. This email included information about your diploma and the events surrounding graduation and commencement, and also asked you to indicate if you plan to participate in the May commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 24, 2014. We hope you will join us at the ceremony to formally recognize your accomplishment.
Spring Term 2014
Program details for the spring 2014 term Business, Law & Ethics in the EU course in Belgium and Germany (BLAW615) are now available, and applications are being accepted. Target enrollment is 12-15 students. About 5-7 spaces remain, so apply today!
We have a number of great events planned for the fall term – See more detailed information about the November events below.
- Wed., November 6 – MN Global Competitiveness Initiative and the Europe Trade Office
- Thur., November 7 – Career Skills: Career Fair Strategies
- Thur., November 7 – Value-Added Tax: Global Refund Opportunities and VAT Registration
- Fri., November 8 – UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care
- Thur., November 14 – Opus Distinguished Speaker: Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company
- Fri., November 15 – Career Fair
- Tues, November 19 – Real Estate Executive Insights Series: Rick Collins
- Fri., November 22 – Master’s Pub: Jacquie Berglund
- Thur., December 12 – Dean’s Reception
Sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce, this event will feature Jeffrey Phillips, the MN Trade Office International Trade Representative responsible for the European and Russian markets. Phillips will provide an overview of the foreign trade office opening in Germany this winter.
The event will be held at Café Maude in Loring Park on Wednesday, November 6, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The registration fee is $35 per person, which includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There will also be door prizes and a cash bar. Register now!
If you haven’t been to a career fair before, it is a unique situation where you have a very short time to make a big impression! What will you say when the recruiter looks you in the eye and says “how can I help you?” It’s really all about how you can help them, of course. We’ll cover what recruiters are looking for, what they may ask and how you can respond confidently and clearly. You’ll also learn about logistical and preparation strategies to enable you to manage the many opportunities to share your story that only a career fair can offer. Students are welcome to bring food or beverages to the presentation.
This event will take place on Thursday, November 7, from 5 – 5:50 p.m. in TMH 255. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees will be well-prepared to attend the Graduate Business Career Opportunity Fair from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the School of Law atrium on Friday, November 15.
Value-Added Tax (VAT) is one of the most common taxes in the world, but each year, most U.S. companies lose the opportunity to benefit because they fail to apply for refunds. Lorri Hurst, founder and managing director of TTM International, will not only discuss the origins of the VAT systems, but also what expenses are eligible for refunds, and the registration procedures and requirements.
This event will take place on Thursday, November 7, from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the DEED Conference Center in the MN Room at First National Bank Building. The cost is $40 in advance, $60 at the door, and registration begins at 8 a.m. Click here to register in advance.
Please join us for the 6th annual UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care on Friday, November 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schulze Hall Auditorium. The focus of this year’s conference will be Transformation and Transparency. This is an opportunity for health care executives to gather and benefit from the knowledge of panelists, presenters, and other participants.
The cost per attendee is $595, which includes the conference fee, materials, meals, and refreshments. You can see the schedule for the day, and register for the conference here.
Please join fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff for our Opus Distinguished Speaker event, featuring Robert Safian, editor and managing director of the monthly business magazine, Fast Company. Safian was named 2009 Editor of the Year by Adweek and recognized as a 2008 Innovator of the Year by B-2-B Media. Prior to joining Fast Company in 2007, Safian was an Executive Editor of both Fortune and TIME magazines.
The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 14 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in Schulze Hall Auditorium. A networking reception begins at 5 p.m., and Safian will present from 6:30 – 7:30. This event is open to the public, but registration is required.
Please join us for the Graduate Business Career Opportunity Fair from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the School of Law atrium on Friday, November 15. Employers will be on campus to discuss full-time and internship positions available for graduate and undergraduate students. These available positions include those in marketing, technology, finance, manufacturing and many others. A networking reception will immediately follow the event, from 4 – 5 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required.
If you’re planning to attend the fair, Graduate Business Career Services can assist you in having a great résumé to share with recruiters. Contact career coach LaBarre Spence, email@example.com, to get started. We also encourage you to attend the Career Skills session on “Career Fair Strategies – Making a Big Impression in a Short Time” offered Thursday, November 7, from 5-5:50 p.m. in TMH 255.
Read on for a list of participating companies…
If you attended our September 27 Master’s Pub featuring Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the MN Stadium Authority, the next Real Estate Executive Insights Series will be a great way to keep the conversation going. Rick Collins, vice president of Development for Ryan Companies, will be discussing the Downtown East Development Project surrounding the new Vikings stadium, which includes 1 million square feet of office space; 40,000 square feet of retail space; and 300 residential units.
The event takes place on Tuesday, November 19, from 5:15 – 7 p.m. in Schulze Hall Auditorium. There will be a networking reception from 5:15 – 6 p.m., and the presentation by Collins from 6 – 7 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required.
Please join us for our next Master’s Pub, featuring Jacquie Berglund, founder and CEO of FINNEGANS, Inc., the first beer company to donate 100% of its profits to charity, on Friday, November 22, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Berglund will present on “Doing Good Differently – the FINNEGANS Story.”
The event will take place from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in MOH 201 on November 22. Social time will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m. There will be additional time for pizza, wine, beer and soda after the question and answer session! Each student is welcome to bring a guest and registration is required.
Opus College of Business is a “habañero” sponsor for Ignite Minneapolis this November 21. Ignite is a high-energy evening of five-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Ignite Minneapolis is open to everyone, and there is always free beer! All talks are five minutes (20 slides x 15 seconds/slide).
Tickets ($10) sell out fast, so register today if you are interested in attending.
We hope you are all having a great start to the fall term! Registration for J-term and spring term 2014 will begin Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Expect an email from your adviser in mid-October with your exact date and time to register, based on seniority (credits remaining in your degree plan). Class schedules can be found in Class Finder, but a few updates may still occur before registration week.