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April 2008

Editorial

Spring Break!

Several UST students traveled across the U.S. and beyond during spring break in March. Click below to see some of their vacation photos.

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Student Life

General Mills VP Inspires UST Women

When Eleana Johnson indicated that Ann Simonds expressed an interested in speaking with a small group of women prior to her marketing presentation, we knew it was an offer that NAWMBA could not refuse. Ann offered great perspective on how to make career choices, negotiation strategies and life-work balance. Ann reminded the group to “stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”.

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Student Life

A New Way to Network

The first University of St. Thomas MBA Speed Networking event was held on Tuesday, March 25th. The event received a very positive response from participating students and alumni.

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Student Life

UST Second-Years Complete Mayo Scholars Program

On March 11th and 12th, six second-years from the full-time MBA program completed the Mayo Scholars Program. The program is a partnership between Mayo Medical Ventures, Medtronic Foundation, and the Minnesota Private Colleges Counsel, developed by John Meslow, retired divisional president at Medtronic. The Mayo Scholars Program combines undergraduate science and business students with MBA student project leaders to research feasibility and market potential of medical inventions.

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Competitions

UST Students Finish in Top Three at Simons Marketing Competiton

On March 28 – 30th, St. Thomas continued its winning tradition at the Simon Marketing Association’s annual case competition in Rochester, NY. UST MBAs Amelia Anderson, Courtney Clark, Chris Cook, Mike McKeon, and Erik Tietz represented St. Thomas on five separate teams, competing with MBAs from such notable schools as University of Chicago, Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, and Purdue.

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Student Life

NAWMBA Clothing Drive is a Success

During the last week of March, the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) conducted a clothing drive for Ready for Success. Ready for Success is an organization that accepts new and gently used business casual and business professional clothing for low-income women in the Twin Cities.

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Admissions Updates

April Admissions Update

April in admissions means another significantly sized pool of applications to be reviewed for the April 15th application deadline. April also brings another flurry of students visiting the St. Thomas campus. As always, we appreciate your help with interviewing, hosting and dining with our visitors! The class of 2010 is shaping up to be an impressive group of students and it wouldn’t be possible without your help.

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Upcoming Events

April Events at a Glance

  • Thursday, April 10th: Beer Tasting with Carlson Alumni, 6:00pm
  • Friday, April 11th: Target HQ Tour, 8:00am
  • Thursday, April 17th: Buddy Lunch, 12:00pm
  • Thursday, April 17th: HBS’s Twin Cities Alumni Networking Event, 5:30pm
  • Friday, April 25th: UST MBA Follies, 6:00pm
  • Monday, April 28 – Wednesday, April 30th: Final ABR Presentations
  • Tuesday, April 29th: Opus Distinguished Speaker William Browning, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 30th: ABR Luncheon 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 30th: Mentor Program Closing Reception, 6:00pm