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J-term & Spring 2015 Registration

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

We hope you are all having a great start to the fall term! Registration for J-term and spring term 2015 will begin November 4, 5 and 6. 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.

Study Abroad and Globalize your MBA…

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

studyabroadOpenings still remain for the Global Financial Services course in China (FINC752). Students are encouraged to apply online ASAP; October 31 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, Michael Sullivan, with any questions.

More information will be available soon for the Risk Leadership in a Global Context (MGMT753) 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 when more details are available and applications are being accepted.

Fall and J-Term Graduates

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

grad capIf you are graduating this fall or J-term, your program adviser will be contacting you shortly to fill out a graduation application, which will give you the opportunity to RSVP for the May commencement. This email will also include information about your diploma and the events surrounding graduation and commencement. Please watch your UST email in the coming weeks!

There will be a Dean’s Reception held in your honor on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 4:30-6 p.m. on the Minneapolis campus in the Schulze Hall Atrium. You will receive a more formal invitation to the reception in October, and we encourage you to RSVP and bring a guest

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

Happy Half Hour/E-Trax: Oct 27-30

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Join the Student Services team for Happy Half Hour, held in the TMH Atrium from 7-8 p.m. the week of October 27-30 to mingle and have a snack and a beverage during your usual class break time. Program advisers will be on hand to discuss elective options and tracks (e-trax), and to answer any registration questions as we approach registration week.

 

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Career Skills: LinkedIn – October 23

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

LinkedINJoin us on Wednesday, October 23, for our next Career Skills seminar: A High-Impact LinkedIn Profile – Cutting Through the Noise in a Crowded Workplace. You rely on your LinkedIn profile to capture reviewers’ attention and concisely communicate your skills, experience, and capabilities – even when you’re not actively looking for a new job. Learn what draws people to effective online profiles and how to properly describe your background in a dynamic and engaging way that may bring opportunity to you.

This Career Services event will be held in TMH 352 from 5- 5:50 p.m. RSVP here by October 20.

Fowler Business Concept Challenge

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge is happening throughout the months of October and November, and all are encouraged to apply! The Fowler challenges students to create a business concept that has the potential to grow into a successful, high-growth business. The winning teams receive $10,000 scholarships from UST. Initial submissions are due on Monday, November 3. Click here for more information on the Fowler Challenge and how to apply.

Fowler Challenge

 

Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 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, October 2, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Campiello, 6411 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie
  • Thursday, October 16, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Chianti Grill, 2050 N Snelling Avenue, Roseville
  • Thursday, October 30, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Redstone, 12109 Main St. North, Maple Grove
  • Thursday, November 6, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Mission, 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis
  • Thursday, November 20, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Tavern on France, 6740 France Avenue South, Edina

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.

Corporate Partner Appreciation Reception

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Join us on Thursday, October 30, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium for the Corporate Partner Appreciation Reception. This event will not only recognize our top business partners, and the opportunities that they have helped to create for our students, but will also offer a chance for students to network with the larger business community.

There will be welcome from Dean Lenway, followed by hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and mingling. Click here to register. Any questions can be directed to Graduate Career Services at gradcareers@stthomas.edu.

HR Partnership: A Multidimensional Concept, Nov. 11

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Pete Ramstad

Join the department of Organization Learning and Development for their annual signature event on Tuesday, November 11, in MOH 201. The featured speaker will be Pete Ramstad, vice president for HR and Business Development at the Toro Company, and co-author of Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital. This event is free, but pre-registration, by November 5, is required.

Schedule:

5:30 – 6 p.m.: Registration and appetizers

6 – 7:30 p.m.: Speaker presentation

7:30 – 8 p.m.: Information session

 

OCB Fall Career Opportunity Fair

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 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.

Career Fair

Upcoming Events – Mark your calendar…

Published on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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

  • Wed., October 1 (tonight!) – Career Skills: Your Resume – How to Stand Out From the Rest
  • Thur., October 2 – Open4Business
  • Thur., October 23 – Career Skills: A High-Impact LinkedIn Profile
  • Mon., October 27 – Thurs., October 30 – Happy Half Hour/E-Trax
  • Thur., October 30 – Diversity Insights
  • Thur., November 6 – Open4Business
  • Fri., November 7 – Master’s Pub: Barry Westrum from Dairy Queen
  • Wed., November 12 – Career Skills: Leveraging Your Grad School Experience
  • Wed., November 19 – Career Fair
  • Wed., December 10 – Diversity Insights
  • Thur., December 11 – Dean’s Reception

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.

Tyler Olson

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.

Laura Dunham

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.

Larry Doerr

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.