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Business background aids HR supervisor at Hormel

Business background aids HR supervisor at Hormel

Angie (Pieper) Bissen ’07 describes herself as “practical.” When she was choosing a major, she thought about the type of career she could envision herself in, as well as what job opportunities would be available. At the time, accounting jobs were in high demand. As she loved numbers, an accounting major seemed … practical. Her sophomore year, she added a second major in human resources, thinking the unique pairing could be beneficial. Currently the HR programs supervisor at Hormel Foods Corporation, Bissen’s instincts were spot-on. “Businesses need to make a profit, so being able to understand the numbers and have a grasp on general business practices is extremely important, no matter what aspect of business you’re interested in,” she said.

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Graduate School of Education partners with Sanneh Foundation

Graduate School of Education partners with Sanneh Foundation

After a successful professional soccer career, Tony Sanneh parlayed his passion, resources, and name recognition into creating a Twin Cities-based foundation that offers youth in-school and after-school support, provides programs that strengthen physical health and...

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Testing medical devices, saving lives

Testing medical devices, saving lives

As a test engineer with Medtronic, Nick Nagel ’14 is saving lives by testing medical devices before they ever come in contact with patients. For Nagel, every test, every data point, is crucial. “Testing helps us better understand why something performs as it was intended to, or may fail or stop working,” he said. “My job has a direct affect on patients, so the device needs to work the way it’s supposed to work every time.” For example, the Andover, Minn., native is currently testing ablation catheters, which doctors use on patients to interrupt unwanted electrical pathways in the heart.

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Hauser helps the Wild increase revenue goals

Brad Hauser ’17 spent his college hockey career analyzing how to increase the percentage of goals kept out of the Cardinals’ net; now he’s helping the Minnesota Wild analyze how to increase their revenue and grow the game of hockey across the state. The business intelligence and data analytics major from Gurnee, Ill., landed the ideal start to his dream career as a marketing intelligence intern for the Minnesota Wild at the beginning of September.

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Going places with a GIS degree

As a geographer and cartographer, Caroline “Siffy” (Erickson) Torkildson M’10 not only creates maps of the world, she is also trekking around the world using maps. And her M.S. in Geographic Information Science from Saint Mary’s is helping her go places.

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Interning at a place that changes lives

By Courteney Jacob ’19 Brian Mockler ’18 admits he isn’t certain what his future holds after graduation, but a meaningful summer internship at Ocean Tides in Narragansett, R.I., provided him with new career opportunities to explore. Ocean Tides—operated by the De La...

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Listening is the key to communicating

By Kassondra Burtis ’12 When Leslie Shore M’00 was doing her thesis research, there’s one thing she realized we can all do better—listen. “Communication is the key not just to success, but to any kind of relationship,” Shore said. “Listening is at the foundation of...

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Taking their game to the next level

By Donny Nadeau '85, Sports Information director WINONA, Minn. — For most college athletes, their senior seasons are the final chapters of their competitive playing careers. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota athletes Willie Doll '16 (Amherst, Wis.), Ben Buerkle '17...

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