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News for and about the UST graduate business community

Welcome from President Julie Sullivan

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Welcome, new and returning students! We hope you enjoyed your summer and are excited to start the academic year. Here is a message from UST President Julie Sullivan.

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Fall 2014 Drop Dates

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

(This can also be found in your Student Services section of Blackboard)

Refund Schedule:
Last day to drop and receive 100% = September 16, 2014
Last day to drop and receive 80% = September 23, 2014
Last day to drop and receive 60% = September 30, 2014
Last day to drop and receive 40% = October 7, 2014
Last day to drop and receive 20% = October 14, 2014
After October 14 = 0% refund

You must drop your class before the second to last class meeting to avoid receiving an “F.” Example: Monday classes must be dropped before December 1.

Reminder: If you are not registered for the fall 2014 term, be sure to submit a Leave of Absence Request Form.

Globalize your degree…with a short-term study abroad elective course in 2015

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

studyabroadOpenings still remain for the Global Financial Services course in China (FINC752). The first on-campus session for confirmed students will be on Friday, September 26 from 5-8 pm in TMH 348.  ANY interested students are also invited to attend to learn more about the program and ask questions.

Students are encouraged to apply online ASAP, and October 8 is the final application deadline.  Use the link above for more information and to find the online application, and contact your program adviser or the faculty leading the program, Dr. Michael Sullivan, with any questions.

Early in the fall term, more information will be available for the Risk Leadership in a Global Context program visiting London.  Considered a “spring term embedded” course, the study-travel portion of the program will be May 30-June 7, 2015.  Watch your UST email for an announcement that more details are available, and applications are being accepted.

Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

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

  • Wed., September 10 – Career Insights: LinkedIn
  • Wed., September 17 – The (Counterintuitive) Rules of Innovation
  • Fri., September 19 – Master’s Pub: Larry Doerr from Stratasys
  • Mon., September 22  – Career Skills: Job Search Strategies
  • Wed., September 24 – Dean Lenway Welcome Event
  • Tues., September 30 – Career Skills: Your Resume – How to Stand Out From the Rest
  • Wed., October 1 – Career Skills: Your Resume – How to Stand Out From the Rest
  • Thur., October 2 – Open4Business
  • Tues., October 8 – Diversity Insights
  • Wed., October 23 – Career Skills: A High-Impact LinkedIn Profile
  • Mon., October 27 – Thurs., October 30 – Happy Half Hour/E-Trax
  • Thur., November 6 – Open4Business
  • Wed., November 12 – Career Skills: Leveraging Your Grad School Experience
  • Wed., December 10 – Diversity Insights
  • Thur., December 11 – Dean’s Reception

Career Insights with Tyler Olson, September 10

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Join us for the first of our Career Insights series, featuring Tyler Olson, CEO of SMCpros, and nationally recognized speaker. Olson will present on leveraging LinkedIn for your next career transition.

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in TMH 252. Click here to register.

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Power Lunch Series with Laura Dunham, September 17

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Power Lunches are a series focused on learning about issues in the news that are also relevant to the downtown community. They give you the opportunity to not only network with people from the community, but to learn from University of St. Thomas thought leaders and affiliates as well.

Our first Power Lunch will be Wednesday, September 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in TMH 252. It will feature Laura Dunham, Ph.D., department chair and professor of entrepreneurship in OCB. Dunham will present: “The (Counterintuitive) Rules of Innovation,” which will focus on current best practices, and common misconceptions, in the world of innovation. Register here.

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Master’s Pub – September 19, Larry Doerr from Stratasys

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Wrap up your week on a Friday afternoon with fellow Opus College of Business graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff – and a recognized area business and/or civic leader sharing their unique story.

Master’s Pub: Business Conversations are informal gatherings of the St. Thomas graduate business community featuring a short presentation and engaging conversation, as well as time for you to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.  Complementary beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza are available.

Larry Doerr, Corporate EVP at Stratasys, will be the first speaker of the year. Join us on Friday, September 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in MOH 201.Registration is required.

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Career Skills: Job Search Strategies, September 22

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Want AdsYou have an idea of where you want to go, that next step in your career.  Now what?  You need a plan, a strategy for finding the opportunities you want to pursue at your current organization or others. Where to begin? Who do you reach out to? What do you do to prepare? Why should you not rely on job postings alone? With all the tools available today, it should be easier than ever to search for a job, right? We will cover a proven approach to building an effective job search strategy and the resources available to help you be successful.

This Career Skills will take place on Monday, September 22, in TMH 251 from 5 – 5:50 p.m. Register here.

Career Skills: Your Resume – How to Stand Out From the Rest, September 30 and October 1

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

resumeYou want people to clearly recognize what you have to offer and how you can meet their needs and fit within their organization. We’ll talk about how to identify specific traits the recruiter is looking for and match your resume to their candidate “wish list”.  Bring your current resume and a sample job that you’re most excited to pursue.

Register here for the September 30 session in TMH 342, or here for the October 1 session in TMH 355. Both events are from 5 – 5:50 p.m.

BestPrep Volunteer Opportunities

Published on: Friday, September 5th, 2014

BestPrep is a statewide nonprofit organization with the mission to best prepare Minnesota students with business, career and financial literacy skills through experiences that inspire success in work and life. The Opus College of Business strongly supports the mission of BestPrep, and partners with them to provide rewarding volunteer opportunities and programs for our students.

Volunteer opportunities include: classroom presentations, serving as a mock interviewer, being an eMentor, sharing work experiences, and hosting workshops, among many others. For a full list of volunteer opportunities, go to www.bestprep.org/volunteer/.

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New Student Orientation – Tues., Aug 26

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Welcome to all incoming students! If you have not registered for the New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 26, please do so here. Make sure to set up a meeting with your program adviser if you have not done so yet. Refer to your welcome email to find out who your adviser is.

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Globalize your degree…with a short-term study abroad elective course in 2015

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

studyabroadOpenings still remain for the Global Financial Services course in China (FINC752). Students are encouraged to apply online ASAP, and October 8 is the final application deadline.  Use the link above for more information and to find the online application, and contact your program adviser or the faculty leading the program, Dr. Michael Sullivan, with any questions.

Early in the fall term, more information will be available for the Risk Leadership in a Global Context program visiting London.  Considered a “spring term embedded” course, the study-travel portion of the program will be May 30-June 7, 2015.   Watch your UST email for an announcement that more details are available, and applications are being accepted.

Registration Updates

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Registration for the 2014 fall semester opened in early April. Schedules can be found in Class Finder

If you are not planning on registering for the fall term, be sure to submit a Leave of Absence Request Form, which can be requested from your Program Adviser.

Registration for J-term and spring terms will begin November 4 – 6. Preliminary schedules are available in Class Finder. Time ticket emails will be sent out from your adviser in mid-October. Make sure to plan ahead and be prepared!

Opus College of Business at the State Fair

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Come visit the UST booth at the Minnesota State Fair when Opus College of Business takes over! Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, representatives will be in the Education Building, located very close to the main entrance, to hand out our world-famous Tommie purple bags. See you at the fair!

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Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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

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  • Tues., August 26 – Fall New Student Orientation
  • Tues., September 2 – MSRE Happy Hour
  • Thur., September 4 – Open4Business
  • Wed., September 5 – Career Insights: LinkedIn
  • Fri., September 19 – Master’s Pub: Larry Doerr from Stratasys
  • Mon., September 22  – Career Skills: TBD
  • Wed., September 24 – Dean Lenway Welcome Event
  • Tues., September 30 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Wed., October 1 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Thur., October 2 – Open4Business
  • Tues., October 8 – Diversity Insights
  • Wed., October 23 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Mon., October 27 – Thurs., October 30 – Happy Half Hour/E-Trax
  • Thur., November 6 – Open4Business
  • Wed., November 12 – Career Skills: TBD
  • Thur., November 13 – Opus Distinguished Speaker
  • Wed., December 10 – Diversity Insights
  • Thur., December 11 – Dean’s Reception

Save the date! MSRE Happy Hour

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

All current MSRE students and alumni are invited to join us for a happy hour at The Local (913 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis) on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 5 – 7 pm. RSVP by August 25, 2014.

We hope to see you there!

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Open4Business

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 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!

Upcoming dates:

Thursday, September 4

Thursday, October 2

Thursday, November 6

Family Business Breakfast Series

Published on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Family Business Breakfast Series returns this fall after a record year of growth. These breakfast panel discussions are free to St. Thomas students, alumni and their business families. The next session is called Working with Your Parents or Children, and it will be held on Friday, September 12, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on the Minneapolis campus. For more information and to register, visit www.stthomas.edu/familybusiness.

 

Graduation and Commencement Information

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Students graduating at the end of the spring or summer 2014 terms are required to fill out a graduation application. The online application collects critical details, including how you’d like your name to appear on your diploma and if you plan to participate in spring commencement ceremonies, so please fill it out as soon as possible!

Graduate business commencement ceremonies will be held May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The Dean’s Reception for graduates will be held May 22 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. in the Schulze Hall Atrium. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. We encourage you to invite your manager, mentor, colleague or other guest whose support has been important to the completion of your degree. We hope to see you there!grad cap

Registration for Summer and Fall Terms

Published on: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

UST MBARegistration for summer and fall terms began on Tuesday, April 1. Make sure to register for your classes if you have not yet. If you are planning on taking off the fall term, please submit a Leave of Absence form, which you can find in Blackboard, to your program adviser prior to the start of the fall term.