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October 2008

Admissions Updates

Class of 2009 & 2010 Profiles

The Admissions Team is extremely excited to have the class of 2010 on campus and we hope that your year is off to a great start. We would also like to welcome back the class of 2009! Explore the class profiles to learn more about your classmates.

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Student Life

International Students Club Boat Cruise

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The International Students Club welcomed the Class of 2010 during Launch Week with a boat cruise on the Mississippi river at St. Anthony Falls. The event held over the Labor Day weekend was attended by 23 students, friends and family.
We couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful day for a boat cruise. With temperatures in the mid 70s, clear skies and plenty of sun, participants enjoyed the historic sights and witnessed the workings of the largest lock on the Mississippi river. We also saw the St. Anthony Falls and the nearly completed 35W bridge while on the cruise.
We took lots of pictures! Click the link below to view.
Article submitted by Kate Herzog; photos by Osaki Cline

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Student Life

Marketing Club Panel Provides Valuable Career Advice

Congratulations to the Marketing Club for putting together a spectacular panel of speakers on Wednesday, October 1—and thank you to all who attended! The evening was a huge success.
Dr. Malshe led the panelists in a discussion about their experiences as marketers, trends in their industries, and the type of qualifications they look for in aspiring MBAs. The panelists offered a wealth of insights and advice. Attendees got to learn about marketing from a variety of industry perspectives, from large corporations to mid-size agencies.

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Student Life

NAWMBA Panel: Advice for Women in International Careers

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On September 22, the UST MBA chapter of NAWMBA hosted a luncheon and panel discussion. This unique panel was comprised of women working for global companies, whose careers have given them the opportunity to live and travel internationally. Claire Roper of Cummins Power Generation and Marcia Page from Varde Partners shared their experience, insights and advice for the unique challenges facing women in the global workforce.

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Student Life

2008 – 2009 Mayo Scholars Selected

The 2008 – 2009 Mayo Scholars were announced last week. This year’s Scholars are Amy (Li Pin) Huang, Laura Kalies, Andrew Schwartz, Wendell Spence and Qin Tang. Congratulations to all!
The Mayo Scholars Program offers an opportunity for MBA students to manage a team of selected undergraduate science and business students. The teams will research specific projects submitted by Mayo Clinic professionals through the Mayo Ventures and Licensing activity. Participating schools are Augsburg College, Carleton College, Concordia College (Moorhead), Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict’s, St. Mary’s University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas.
The program is a collaborative effort between the Mayo Clinic and several Minnesota private colleges and universities, with financial support from the Medtronic Foundation and the Mayo Clinic, and administrative support from the Minnesota Private College Council.

Editorial

Life After B School: Anne Henseler Petschel

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I’ve recently been in touch with Professor Rothausen-Vange because I’ve asked her to be a reference for my application to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In talking with Dr. R., I’ve heard some great things about the new first year class which has lead me to reflect a little bit on how much things have changed for me since I started in the program.

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Academics

Welcome New Faculty

We have two new faculty members joining the Full-time MBA program core teaching Staff.
Ms. Karen DeYoung will be teaching the Written Communications Lab in the Fall and Spring semester. Ms. DeYoung brings considerable experience in technical and business writing, and has launched and led her own consulting practice specializing in a variety of business writing-related services, for over ten years. She has worked with organizations such as Cummins, Anderson Windows, and the Minnesota Dept. of Public Health. She also brings experience in curriculum development and course design through her work with the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute, and Capella University. Ms. DeYoung holds a B.A. in Broadcast Communications from American University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Systems from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Michael DeVaughn will be teaching the Strategic Management capstone course in the Spring semester. He comes to our staff most recently from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School, where he taught leadership and strategy courses in their MBA program for 5 years. He brings considerable “real world” experience as well as impeccable academic credentials. His corporate experience includes 10 years at Ralston Purina, PepsiCo and Bank of America, where his last position was Vice President in their Commercial Banking Services organization. His academic degrees include a bachelor of arts in Economics from Brown University, an MBA from Indiana University, and a PhD. from the University of Wisconsin.
We are very pleased and delighted to welcome these two new faculty to our teaching ranks. You can reach Prof. DeYoung and Prof. DeVaughn through the St. Thomas email system.
Article submitted by Assistant Dean Bill Woodson

Admissions Updates

October Admissions Update

The Admissions Office is in full swing recruiting the class of 2011. This fall we’ll have many on and off campus recruiting events with which the admission office could use your help.
On Wednesday, October 8, Admissions is hosting our Fall Open House. Prospective students will be visiting the second section of Financial Accounting, in addition to other activities. If you are a first year student in section two and are willing to host a student during that class, please contact admissions. We can also use your help with referrals or useful admissions contacts. Take a minute to browse our online calendar for an up to date list of off campus recruiting events we will be attending. If you happen to know anyone in these areas whom you believe should learn more about the Full-time UST MBA, let us know! We’ll reach out to share information about the program.
These events are certainly not the only times when the Admissions Office can greatly benefit from your assistance. In fact, recent recruiting studies show that current students are the most important population for prospective students to hear from during the enrollment process. Current student ambassadors play a critical role in recruiting throughout the year by helping with admissions interviews, information sessions, open houses, hosting visitors, and contacting prospective students. If you are interested in becoming a student ambassador and were not able to attend one of our training sessions please contact Sandra Forsyth (smforsyth@stthomas.edu, 651-962-8817).
Article submitted by Mary Lindberg

Career Services

Career Services Updates

The Career Services office would like students to be aware of some new tools and resources available for job and internship searches.
The Graduate Business Career Center office is located in TMH 251. Hours of operation are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am – 4:30pm on Friday. Additional hours are available by appointment.

  • A database has been created for international students to look up the sponsorship history of local and national employers. This database has been used to create a handout of the local companies that are most likely to sponsor international students to work at their organizations; copies of this handout are available in Room 251.
  • A list of objectives has been created for first year students; this list can be found in the first year student notebooks in the Career Services office. Career Services has done a major ramp up on workshops and labs available to first year students, and started seeing first year students early in the summer. Because of this effort, UST has a record turnout at the diversity career fairs this year, as first year students have already completed their resumes. In addition, some students are already getting internship offers based on this early start.
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Career Services

Career Research: You, Your Career and Your Target Employer

Ellen was the perfect medical device marketing manager candidate. Her resume was stellar. She had all the right academic credentials, including advanced degrees in business and medicine. In her last job, she’d taken a low-priced, unknown medical product and turned it into a $500 million international success story.
So, why did she find herself still looking for work more than a year after a larger business acquired her company?

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