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September 2010

Career Services, Upcoming Events

Health Care Alumni Panel and Networking Event

The Next 10 Years: The Changing Landscape of American Health Care

What might the U.S. health system look like in 10 years? How will changes affect career opportunities throughout the health care industry?

Join our UST MBA Alumni Panel to discuss the trends in strategy, practice, and innovation in the health care industry and how they will impact all of us.

  • Jim Vogl, ’08 M.B.A., Vice President Sales & Service Operations, Medtronic CRDM
  • Jan Wuorenma, RN, ’02 M.B.A., Senior consultant specializing in care model innovation and telehealth, currently with Fairview Health System
  • Brian Sobocinski, ’09 M.B.A., Women’s Healthcare Representative, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Dan McLaughlin, Director, UST Center for Health & Medical Affairs
  • Panel moderated by Joe White, Principal, Health Care, LarsonAllen LLP and UST faculty member

Event details
When: Wednesday, October 13
4:30 – 5 p.m. –  Networking and light refreshments
5:00 – 6 p.m. –  Panel discussion, followed by Q&A

Where: Opus Hall, MOH201, UST Minneapolis Campus

Sponsored by: UST MBA Health Care / Medical Industry Student Interest Group

Register by email » RSVP by putting “Alumni Panel Registration” in the subject line.


UST Fowler Business Concept Challenge – Win a scholarship!

The Fowler Business Concept Challenge is a great opportunity for UST students to explore your entrepreneurial ideas – while perhaps helping with tuition!  Do you have an idea for the next big product, service, or technology?  Then we want to hear more about it!

Who can participate?
It is open to all current (registered) graduate and undergraduate St. Thomas students, competing individually or in teams of no more than three students.

How does it work?

Students create and submit a five-page description of a concept for a new business explaining the product or service, the target customers, the value proposition to those customers and a description of the potential market, including size.  Form these submissions, finalists are selected to present their concept to a distinguished panel of judges drawn from the entrepreneurial, business and investment communities.  Review the detailed rules and procedures for more information.

What could it be worth to me?
The members of the winning teams in each division (graduate & undergraduate) will be awarded $10,000 scholarships, with $5,000 for runner-up, $2,500 for second runner-up and $1,000 for fourth place. $1,000 will be awarded to the best individual presenter in each division.

When does it take place?
Initial submissions are due on October 7th, and finalists will be announced October 12th.  Finalists will make their competition presentations on October 22nd in Schulze Hall on the Minneapolis campus.

How can I learn more?
Visit the Fowler Business Concept Challenge website for details and attend Information Sessions to learn firsthand about the competition.  You can also contact Dr. David Deeds, Schulze Endowed Chair and professor of Entrepreneurship, at the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at or (651) 962-4407 for more information.

Student Life

Volunteer opportunities for the fall semester

First-Book_logoThis is just an initial list and a detailed notice will be sent out for each event in timely consideration.

Here are the opportunities:

  • October 6th (Wednesday):  Flash Mob benefiting the Smile Network International.
    11:30am-12:30pm at IDS Center
  • October 11th (Monday):  First Book Reading
    3:50-4:40pm Sheridan Elementary
  • October 14th (Thursday): Feed My Starving Children
    8-9:30pm Eagan
  • October 20th & 21st (Wednesday & Thursday):  Blood Donation Sign Up Day
    11:30am-1:30pm Food for Thought
  • October 25th (Monday):  Blood Drive
    2-7pm UST MPLS Campus
  • October 25th (Monday):  First Book Reading
    2:20-3:10pm Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary
  • October 26th (Tuesday):  Blood Drive
    Noon-5pm UST MPLS Campus
  • ni_logoNovember 9th (Tuesday):  First Book Reading
    3:50-4:40pm Anne Sullivan Elementary
  • November 11th (Thursday):  Feed My Starving Children
    8-9:30pm Eagan
  • November 17th (Wednesday):  First Book Reading
    3:50-4:40pm Sheridan Elementary
  • November 30th (Tuesday):  First Book Reading
    3:50-4:40pm Anne Sullivan Elementary
  • December 2nd (Thursday):  Feed My Starving Children
    8-9:30pm Eagan
  • December 8th (Wednesday):  First Book Reading
    2:20-3:10pm Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary

As you can see we have some great opportunities this fall.  For those of you that are interested and not on the mailing lists for Net Impact and First Book please email Paula Wirtz to be added to the distribution list.  Please RSVP to all invitations.