A letter to the second-years:
Nine months ago you welcomed a new class of students into the full-time program. Your internships were ending, your new Fall semester was beginning and your job search was underway. We, of course, were coming from full-time jobs or undergraduate work, starting at a new school and trying to find our places in this program.
From the time we met you on the first day of Launch, through all our LINKS trials and tribulations, midterm anxieties, internship searches, and visits to the local watering hole, you have been with us despite your own commitments.
We are sad to see you go yet so excited about what you’ll do in your careers. We can only hope that our paths cross yours in the future. Thank you for being such a vibrant and endlessly entertaining class. Thank you for all the time you made for us, for all our questions and concerns.
And thank you, most of all, for leaving this program better than you found it.
Student Association President
Class of 2009
Click below to see photos from some April social events including the Twins game, the JD vs MBA hockey game, International Students Club outing and Follies.
On Thursday, April 24th, the Women’s MBA and PricewaterhouseCoopers Women’s Networking Connection co-hosted a panel discussion on women and personal finances. Specifically, the panel sought to explain why intelligent, educated women typically invest less than their male counterparts, then offer advice on how to change this cycle.
On Tuesday, April 29th, Opus College of Business students, faculty, alumni, and friends had an opportunity to learn about the green movement that is changing the way we live. William (Bill) Browning, founder of Terrapin Bright Green LLC gave the audience a photographic tour of green developments that revolutionized how we think about environmentally-friendly living, progressing through time to today’s most stunning green designs.
Last month, first year students Rob Bennett, John Brillhart, Osaki Cline, Erin Liddy, Seth Rosenstein and Matthew Wach competed in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Competition held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.
As Dean Puto put it, “I cannot recall a better or more meaningful Follies in 20+ years of Follies watching than the one we saw tonight, and I congratulate everyone who played a role in bringing this to life.”
HEADS-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND DIVERSITY GRANT APPLICATIONS!
If you are an international student (here on an F-1 visa) or qualify as an individual who brings diversity to the full-time UST MBA program, August 15 is the deadline to apply for a Diversity or International Student Grant for the 2008-2009 academic year. Information and forms will be available on the full-time Blackboard site under “Grants” by May 10.
Please see or contact Bonney Bielen if you have questions.
CENTER FOR ETHICAL BUSINESS CULTURE SPONSORS TWO GRADUATE ASSISTANSHIPS FOR 2008-2009
The Center for Ethical Business Culture is sponsoring two, newly funded graduate assistantships for second year full-time UST MBA students. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above to apply and a strong interest in socially responsible business practices/ ethical business cultures. Watch your email for further details before the end of the week!
DON’T FORGET FINALS FEEDING FRENZY!
During finals week, Student Life, the Alumni Office, Admissions and Career Services will be partnering to offer special treats (ice cream, pizza, bagels, etc.) to keep you awake and alert. Watch for them in the morning and also mid-afternoon or see the Bulletin announcement.
The Admissions office would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of Admitted Student Day on Saturday, May 3. This Admitted Student Day was the program’s largest to date and the day was significantly improved by your assistance with sessions, representing student clubs and organizations, speaking, and mingling with students at the reception. While the time, knowledge and expertise that you donate to the Admissions office is always appreciated, we are especially grateful that you sacrificed your Saturday morning during this incredibly busy time.
J-term 2009 Study Abroad applications are now being accepted for Berlin and Hong Kong. Detailed descriptions, application, and other important information follows for each course.
No big business would embark on a major product launch without a strategy for achieving success. The same should be true of an MBA job search.