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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


May 8, 2012

Its all over! My 4 year career at SMU has gone by so fast. I finished my last finals today, and I think everything went pretty well. The campus has a strange feel to it now that everyone is leaving for the summer. The school has a great tradition for seniors that I get to … More >


May 5, 2012

Today began the stressful time of finals for Saint Mary’s University. Classes wrapped up on Wednesday, and Thursday was a day off. It is really nice to have a study day in between class and the beginning of finals to be able to relax and prepare for tests. The schedule for finals at Saint Mary’s … More >

Busy Last Week of School

April 30, 2012

The last week has brought some exciting events to Saint Mary’s. On April 21st, the 50th anniversary of Gaslight was celebrated. Gaslight is the spring music show that helps benefit the senior class. Since this year was a special year celebrating the 50th anniversary, there was an alumni Gaslight show held early on in the … More >

Case Competitions

April 19, 2012

Today was the end of the case competition for my production operations management class. My group presented our report on how a school could improve the operations performance of their football program. It involved things like deciding whether or not to expand the existing stadium, how to improve customer satisfaction, and improving the concession stand … More >

1 Month Left!

April 10, 2012

The semester is cruising by and I can’t believe that there is only one month left! Today I returned from Easter break and it is going to be a busy week. I have a term paper to finish up this week on my director for Modern Movies, a test in auditing, a presentation on my … More >


Delta Mu Delta

March 24, 2012

This week I was able to participate in a luncheon to honor the new inductees to the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society. Each member receives a certificate, pin, and complimentary subscription to Business Week. Also, each member will wear honor chords during the graduation ceremony. Having good academic standing is one of the … More >


March 22, 2012

It has been a busy couple of weeks, but the weather has sure been great! I just finished the second wave of tests and papers for the semester so now I should be able to enjoy this weather for a while. I also should be able to watch more of the March Madness tournament. I … More >

What happens if you miss something a professor says or miss a class?

March 4, 2012

Saint Mary’s uses a great system to help students study or catch up on a class that they have missed. The system that is used is called Tegrity. This is a recording system that almost all of my business classes provide. The audio of the class is recorded along with a video of the professor … More >

Minnesota’s Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair

February 18, 2012

A unique opportunity for many students at Saint Mary’s is the Minnesota’s Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair which is coming up on February 21st. Approximately 1,800 students will attend this fair. The doors open at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, and students are free to visit different booths until 3:00 PM. Students can visit with … More >

Becoming a CPA

February 18, 2012

The Certified Public Accountant license is something that almost all accounting majors consider at one point. This certification is extremely valuable and leads to many great career opportunities. I would like to become a CPA in the future, and I am going to share the steps that are necessary to do this. There are three … More >

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