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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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International Leadership Forum

Published on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Dana MortensonJoin us on Wednesday, November 19, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Thornton Auditorium, for the International Leadership Forum. “Building Global Competency for Social Innovation” will be the topic for this year’s forum, featuring Dana Mortenson, Co-founder and executive director of World Savvy. This event is free, but registration is required.

Program Schedule

6:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions
6:15 p.m. Keynote presentation
6:45 p.m. Q&A Session
7:30 p.m. Closing remarks, reception, and networking

 

 

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.

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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

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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