Monday, October 31, 2011

Not in them but in us

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"Persons who take responsibility for their emotions do not project their painful emotions on other people. In fact, even if we should succeed in manipulating other people and situations to our liking, nothing really changes, for the root of the problem is not in them but in us."
-Thomas Keating

Friday, October 28, 2011

Network Partners: STLF's Video Submission for GTMD!

The Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next was held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the CoCo coworking and collaborative space in St. Paul, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference engaged emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

Minnesota Rising is pleased to collaborate with Network Partners, emerging leader group organizations, to help cross-promote our parallel efforts to provide leadership development and community-building. Below, we highlight Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), which is one of five finalists participating in GiveMN's online video competition! has facilitated over $30 million in online gifts for Minnesota nonprofits since November 2009. Each year they host Give to the Max Day (GTMD), a day for Minnesotans to come together to raise as much money as possible for nonprofits in 24 hours. GTMD 2011 is starting at midnight on November 16 and goes through midnight on November 17. This year in preparation for GTMD, they hosted a video contest where nonprofits could submit a video with the theme “Does this make my heart look big?”

With $1000 and a Macbook Air on the line, STLF was one of 14 submissions into the contest, and was selected as one of the five finalists! The grand prize goes to the video with the most votes before November 1. Click the link below, and scroll down to vote for STLF’s Music Video. No registration necessary to vote, just a few clicks. If you have two minutes, watch Co-Executive Director Josh Reimnitz rap to Bill Breon’s beat boxing of an STLF rendition of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Your support is much appreciated!

Be sure to visit again on November 16 to be part in the Great Minnesota Give Together, a day full of golden ticket prizes, tons of matching grants, and a live stream of information about some incredible nonprofits in the state of Minnesota. A ton of fun events, some healthy competition, and a whole lot of giving—showing that “Minnesota Nice” goes beyond our manners, including philanthropic dollars as well!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

You're Invited: What's your Story?

Stories are compelling. They can more clearly illuminate and bring to life insightful realizations and world-changing ideas. They can move people down off the fence or even across the aisle. Most importantly, they help us to see ourselves in another's shoes. In this way, stories can be a force for galvanizing social movements and creating epic change. What's your story? Torch Community invites you to discover it and share its power with others, in the hopes of building a stronger community.

You are invited to the following event:
What's Your Story?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CT)
The Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Discover the power of stories and begin to tell your own. Get to know your fellow young professionals in the Twin Cities through memorable stories and learn how to craft compelling presentations of your own in a fun-filled interactive workshop...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

You're Invited: QS World MBA Tour in Minneapolis

The QS World MBA Tour is coming to Minneapolis this Friday, October 28, and offers you an opportunity to get one step closer to your ideal MBA program. Minnesota Rising members have generously been offered a free entry ticket, so if you've been considering or are ready to take the next step toward achieving the skills and business acumen for the solutions you want to offer to the world, connect with us at minnesotarising[at] to take advantage of this opportunity! During the day-of, you'll have the chance to:
  • Speak directly to admissions directors from the world’s top b-schools, colleges and universities about all things MBA related
  • Apply for over $1.2m worth of exclusive QS scholarships to help fund your education
  • Discuss the common do's and don’ts of applications
  • Participate in discussions with national and international MBA admissions officers, directors and alums
  • Network with fellow applicants and alumni
  • Attend a GMAT seminar with a leading test prep
  • Get all the relevant info about career opportunities after your program

QS World MBA Tour in Minneapolis

QS World MBA Tour are the biggest and best MBA fairs visiting 90 cities worldwide - bringing together top international and local business schools, their alumni and you – business leaders of tomorrow.

Register now to meet with admissions directors in person and ensure your MBA application gets noticed by the right people. Apply for QS scholarships, find your ideal MBA program, enhance your GMAT score, identify career options with alumni at MBA career panels; all available only at the QS World MBA Tour.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
MN 55403
28 October 2011

Features of the MBA fair in Minneapolis

  • $1,200,000 (USD) of exclusive scholarships available for attendees
  • Workshops designed to help improve GMAT™scores
  • Admissions strategy workshops
  • Careers panel with MBA recruiters and alumni
  • MBA MasterClass from top professors

Timetable for MBA fair in Minneapolis

Fair begins
Panel Discussion 5:00pm - 6:00pm
MBA Admissions: Do's and Don'ts
QS World MBA Tour Team Member
Admissions Directors from University of Iowa,Tippie School of Management and George Washington University School of Business.
Panel Discussion 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Admission Tips and Making your Application Stand Out
A QS World MBA Tour Team Member
Admission Directors from Temple University, Fox School of Business and University of St. Thomas.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interesting Facts About Our MBA Programs
A QS World MBA Tour Member
Admission Directors from Suffolk University School of Management and University of Missouri.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interesting Facts About Our MBA Programs
A QS World MBA Tour Team Member
Admission Directors from Hult International Business School and University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business.
Fair closes
Registration fee
Same-day registration fee

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


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"Life is all about timing . . . the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable, attainable. Have the patience. Wait it out. It's all about timing."
-Stacey Charter

Monday, October 24, 2011

You're Invited: How to Build Your Own Brand with Network Buzz

Tomorrow night's Network Buzz is a bit of DIY (do it yourself) and DIT (do it together)! Learn from Judy Zimmer in an interactive presentation on how to discover and develop your own personal brand. Regardless of your age, position, or field, your personal brand goes where you do. This opportunity can be a step toward figuring out how to always bring the best of you!

Personal Branding
Stella's Fish Cafe 1400 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408 Driving Directions
WHEN: Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT Add to my calendar

Join Network Buzz this October for a new event on Personal Branding (How to Build Your Own Brand).

While creating a personal brand may seem daunting, chances are, you've already started building one. Now get ready to learn how to create strategy to start promoting the brand called YOU. Join us for an amazing night as Judy Zimmer helps you discover and develop your own personal brand.

To RSVP, click the link below. For more information or to pay online with Google Checkout, visit the Network Buzz website.
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I can't make it
We hope you'll be able to make it and are looking forward to an amazing night with a group of amazing women! And don't worry if you're running late-the doors don't close right at 6pm. Come when you can!


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