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November 2008

Student Life

UST Students Get Involved! Rake-A-Thon 2008

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first volunteer event of the semester. The Northwest Youth and Family Services fall Rake-A-Thon, co-sponsored by Net Impact and the Volunteer club, was a huge success!
Seven members of the full time UST MBA program were joined by members of the community to rake the lawns of the elderly and disabled located in the Northeast metro area. The weather was great and everyone involved had a fantastic time. Together we were able to rake the lawns of six homeowners, clearing a total of 70-80 bags of leaves.
It was clear that the people we were able to assist were really in need of our help. It was great to see how pleased the homeowners were that we were willing to rake their lawns, and to know that we were making a positive impact in the local community.
Community giving is an important piece of the UST MBA experience! Please join the Volunteer Club and Net Impact for our next co-sponsored event, Habitat for Humanity on 11/21. Contact <a href="”>Mike Burns for more information.
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Student Life

International Students Club Career Panel

The career panel hosted by the International Students Club on October 28th drew a large number of students, faculty and staff and provided invaluable advice for both international and American students. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this great event!
The panel was comprised of three successful business executives from international backgrounds. Diego Osuna is originally from Colombia and now holds the position of Director of Partner Development for Marketing Alliances at General Mills. Frank Klisanich, originally from Canada, has held a variety of positions with consumer packaged goods companies and now is president and CEO of his own business, The Village Company. Fan Tielking was born and raised in China and now holds the distinguished position of Tax Partner at Ernst and Young.
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Editorial

Halloween 2008

This year’s Halloween celebrations at UST were better than ever! Students enjoyed a fun night out at the first ever co-sponsored MBA/Law School Halloween costume party on October 30th. The party was a huge success and hopefully will become an annual tradition. Prior to the party, students participated in a pumpkin carving contest and, of course, wore costumes to class!
Thanks to everyone who took a break from their studies to celebrate Halloween! Click the link below for more pictures.
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Editorial

Life After B School: Amelia Anderson

Just as the first-years are remembering what it’s like to be a student again, so are the third-years re-acclimating to working life. It’s so freeing to have evenings and weekends to myself again, although I miss a good UST MBA happy hour.
I found my job through Indeed.com. Maybe 75 percent of folks get jobs through personal connections, but you can’t dismiss jobs posted on the Internet. I spent a bittersweet month unemployed following graduation – enjoying aimless summer days but nervous about finding a job. I accepted an offer in mid-June and moved to the Chicago suburbs over the Fourth of July.

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date! 2008 Holiday Party

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The UST MBA Holiday Party is coming up on December 5th! This year we’re taking the party off campus to the historic Pracna on Main. Celebrate the holidays and the end of a great semester with food, cocktails, entertainment and more!
The party is open to all full-time MBA students, faculty, staff, spouses, significant others, families and friends, so spread the word. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
When: Friday, December 5th
Where: Pracna at St. Anthony Main
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Attire: Cocktail/festive

Admissions Updates

November Admissions Update

November signals an end of admissions travel and ushers in our first wave of applications for fall 2009. A graduate fair in Grand Forks, ND, a two week recruiting trip to Asia, a trip to the National Black Student Union Conference and Graduate Study Forum close out a travel period that has included career and graduate school fairs, conferences, panel presentations and informational sessions. Recruiting events have taken the admissions staff to several states and nine countries.

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Student Life

Registration for Spring 2009

Online registration for spring electives for second year students began on November 4th. Classes are filling quickly, so if you haven’t registered, don’t procrastinate! For questions about courses, please contact Kay Wimer or the individual professors.
First year students should contact Kay Wimer to register.

Career Services

Finding a Corporate Culture Fit

Two significant false assumptions newcomers to the job market make include the belief that:

  • All large corporations are cut from the same cultural cloth
  • Any large company paying a sizable salary is likely to be a good fit for someone with an MBA

What these newcomers fail to realize is that their own personality, communication style, values, ethics, and expectations ultimately need to fit with the culture of the corporation where they work.

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Student Life

Did you know?

Restaurant discounts
Erbert and Gerbert’s and Dancing Ganesha both offer discounts for UST students! Erbert and Gerbert’s is located on the skyway level of the LaSalle Plaza near the YMCA and offers a 10% discount with your student ID. Dancing Ganesha is located at 11th and Harmon and offers a 20% discount on food.
Discounted Movie Tickets
The Life/Work Center has discounted movie tickets for the AMC, Carmike, Mann and Regal theaters. Please stop by the Life/Work Center in TMH 110 to purchase tickets.
LIFE/WORK CENTER
1000 LaSalle Avenue, TMH 110
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (651) 962-4763
Email: lifework@stthomas.edu
Fall Office Hours
M, W and Thu: 9—5:30
Tu: 9—6:30
F: 9—4:30