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  • Brian Dillon
  • | Business

Arden Hills, MN | 2013

Why SMU? Great location plus small size equals a bigger college experience and better friendships! My favorite class? Entrepreneurship. We actually got to design and market a product. My best experiences thus far? Winning the elevator pitch competition. My S.O.U.L. mission trip. And trying every single intramural sport!

What Brian Dillon is up to now

Guest Speaker

November 18, 2011

Today there was another informative guest speaker at Saint Mary’s. Will Oberton came to speak to students and the Winona community. He is the current CEO of Fastenal which started right here in Winona. He focused on why the company is successful, and he gave students some advice. Some of his tips included: 1. If … More >

New Course Offering

November 16, 2011

Last week I mentioned that I registered for classes, and today I learned about a new opportunity that the business department is offering next semester. It is a personal finance class that won’t count for any credit, but will go on a transcript as a co-curricular activity. The description states that the class will cover … More >


November 16, 2011

I am going to tell you a little bit about a sport that I have not heard of until this semester. This sport has turned out to be the most exciting intramural this quarter. The sport is co-ed so at least two girls play on every team. It is played on a basketball court here, … More >

Chester's Band

S.O.U.L. Release Party

November 11, 2011

On Monday, the highly anticipated S.O.U.L. trip destinations were released. S.O.U.L. stands for serving others united in love and is a group on campus that any student can participate in. I mentioned earlier that I went on a trip to West Virginia and did some housing restoration there. We also had some time to visit … More >

Guest Speaker

November 3, 2011

Throughout the year, many different speakers visit Saint Mary’s. During the Lasallian Week of Peace this year, Jerome Mayne visited the school. I attended his presentation, and he had some great things to say. The main topic in his presentation was business ethics. Jerome also told his story which included being a banking executive and … More >

International Business

October 27, 2011

Today was my favorite day so far in International Business. This class is one of my favorites this semester, and we had presentations about different cultures today. The class was broken up into groups and each was given a country to research. My group had Chile, and it was cool to hear about their culture. … More >

Strategic Management Class Update

October 25, 2011

Today my group and I gave our presentation about Papa John’s. We put a lot of work in, and wow were we in for a surprise today! This was our second presentation for the class, and we were expecting a nice easy presentation after practicing it as a group. It didn’t exactly go as planned. … More >

What a week!

October 23, 2011

Last weekend was October break where we get two days off from classes. This is a great break for students each year as it gives us a chance to get home between the beginning of school and Thanksgiving. It was great to be home for a couple days, but when I got back it was … More >

Flag Football Champs


October 15, 2011

Last night I was able to play in something all intramural athletes strive to play in; the flag football championship. My team (The Revolution) continued its dominant season last night as we remained undefeated and won the championship. One of the benefits of winning a championship is getting a much coveted intramural champs t-shirt. Each … More >

Projects, Tests, Presentations!

October 11, 2011

This is one of those weeks that many students dread. Yep, its midterm week. This is one of the few times during the year that it seems like there is a test or project in every class. This week I am working on a project for my Strategic Management class. This is the capstone for … More >

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