Don’t forget that THIS FRIDAY (February 15th) is the last day to drop a class without notation on your record.
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A Career Specialist will be available in McNeely 127 (student services) on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:30 for assistance regarding major choice, resumes, interviewing, job and internship search or other career related questions people may have.
Students can make appointments by using the same appointment-plus scheduler that they use for their business program advisor appointments: www.stthomas.edu/business/advising (and drop-ins will be accepted during that timeframe if they don’t have an appt).
The Student-Alumni Mentoring Program (SAM) offers students an opportunity to meet with an alumnus or alumna on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year for conversations about networking, job searching, starting your career and balancing your work and personal lives. The program begins with a kick-off event in November, followed by various options for mid-year meetings and an end-of-year group event. Registration for the 2011-2012 SAM program are due by OCTOBER 21. Here is how to get involved:
Visit alumni.stthomas.edu. Click on SAM under the “connect” column.
Create a guest log-in if you haven’t previously used the Alumni Association website.
Block off these important dates on your calendar.
You can also register for Take-a-Tommie-to-Lunch that takes place in spring.
Start thinking about your future and how the powerful network of UST alumni can help!
Questions? Contact Katie Spangler in the Alumni Association at email@example.com or 651-962-6436.
The third annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge will take place on Friday, October 21st. Initial submissions (five-page descriptions of the team’s concept for a new business are DUE OCT. 6th). Teams are made up of 1-3 students–all students are welcome! Finalists will be chosen from among the initial submissions, there will be 16 teams chosen at the graduate level and 16 teams at the undergraduate level.
Finalists will then prepare a 20-minute presentation of their concept and present it on October 21st to a distinguished panel of judges drawn from the entrepreneurial, business and investment communities. The teams that present the best business concepts will be awarded scholarships.
- $10,000 scholarship to first-place in each division.
- $5,000 scholarship to runner-up in each division.
- $2,500 scholarship to second runner-up in each division.
Check out the Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/USTFowler with detailed information about the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. Here, students can find:
- Event Information, including an invite to the “Wanna Hear S’more” info session on Sept. 12th.
- Testimonials, advice and words of encouragement from past student participants.
- Podcasts from Entrepreneurship professors explaining how to create a business concept submission.
- Notes, detailing all the rules and requirements.
If you have additional questions, email Dr. David Deeds: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall semester classes start Wednesday, September 8th - are you ready?
We’re happy to see you back! Please make an appointment with your advisor in 128 McNeely Hall if you have any problems getting into classes, and check the blog regularly for important news from the Opus College of Business.
Also, it’s never to early to meet with your advisor to plan future coursework. You can make an appointment by going to www.stthomas.edu/ocbappointments, stopping by the front desk in 128 McNeely Hall or calling our office at 651-962-5544.
See you soon! Good luck with classes this semester.
Calling all business majors! The Opus College of Business Undergraduate Program would like to announce a new leadership opportunity and student organization for all business majors, the Undergraduate Business Council. A great chance to serve as a voice for all business students and as a face of the Opus College of Business.
The Undergraduate Business Council will connect students, faculty, and administrators while building relationships, leaders, and opportunities. The purpose of the Undergraduate Business Council is to create an avenue for students to express insight, ideas, and concerns to the administration of the Opus College of Business, while providing the administration a committee of students to consult. Members of the Undergraduate Business Council will provide a voice for all business students, serve as a face of the Opus College of Business, and act as liaisons between administration and students. The Undergraduate Business Council is dedicated to the continued improvement of the Opus College of Business.
Eligible members must be declared, or officially intended business majors with a minimum UST GPA of 2.75. Students must be in good standing with the University of St. Thomas and the Opus College of Business. Eligible members must be enrolled full-time and have at least two semesters of classes remaining. Seniors graduating in December 2011 are eligible.
For more information about the Undergraduate Business Council, or an application, contact Susan Kingsbury at email@example.com or visit McNeely Hall 128.
Applications are due by Friday, February 25 at 3PM. The first meeting of the Undergraduate Business Council will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 5PM.
Are your finances stressing you out? A representative from Family Means Credit Counseling will speak at interactive finance-related workshops on three Mondays: Oct. 4, 11 and 18. The workshops are FREE.
The sessions will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 116, McNeely Hall. To register, e-mail the Wellness Center or stop by the center, located in the lower level of Koch Commons.
Attend one, two or all three of the workshops:
- Oct. 4 – “What is My Money Personality?” explains five different money personality types and how these types interrelate. It also reviews tips on budgeting, saving, spending and credit.
- Oct. 11 – “Take Charge of Your Money” shows how to create a successful spending plan, learn traditional expense guidelines and how to leverage your own strengths and weaknesses for successful money management.
- Oct. 18 – “Give Me Some Credit!” examines how to access your credit report for free, why you should care about your credit report, and how to improve your credit history.
Business students are fortunate to have two advisors to help them navigate their time at UST. As your business program advisors, we are here to answer your questions regarding what classes you’ll need to graduate with a business concentration. We can also help you with transfer courses, study abroad questions, petitioning courses, directing you to other campus resources, etc.
Your faculty advisor teaches in the area of business that you are majoring in. Therefore, he/she will be most helpful in discussing your career goals, internships, electives you should take, and other opportunities to maximize your academic career. They are also the only ones who can remove your advising hold.
Your faculty advisor may require you to vist your business program advisor in 128 McNeely Hall before meeting with them. To set up an appointment, please click here: http://www.stthomas.edu/ocbappointments.
Business program advisors are:
Joanie Kyllo, who advises students with last names A-E
Betsy Lofgren, who advises students with last names F-K
Heather English, who advises students with last names L-R
Jesse Langer, who advises students with last names S-Z
Beginning September 1, 2010, the Decision Sciences department will change its name to Operations Management. This means that all courses which begin with the abbreviation DSCI will begin with the abbreviation OPMT beginning September 1. All business students must take DSCI 310 – which will now be OPMT 310. All Operations Management majors who are required to take DSCI 320, 330, 340, 350, & 480 will be required to take OPMT 320, 33, 340, 350, & 480. If you have already taken a DSCI course, you will be allowed to use this course for its OPMT equivalent. If you have any questions, contact your Business Program Advisor.
Public Safety asked us to pass on some important information to students taking morning classes in Minneapolis. Here it is:
The 9:20 shuttle to Minneapolis is regularly overbooked. The extra shuttle that leaves St. Paul at 9:10 is now a larger bus and is very open. If you can adjust your schedule to catch that bus it will be a better experience for you and will also help alleviate some of the back-up that has been happening.