Nikes and New Jobs
Thursday Jun 02 2022
Wearing Nike shoes, surrounded by BYU sports paraphernalia in his office without a textbook in sight, Bill Keenan works to put the job-seeking students he advises at ease. As a career advisor at the BYU Marriott Business Career Center, Keenan tailors his teaching and advising to help undergraduates find jobs after graduation.
A Committed Cougar
Wednesday May 25 2022
Some people might call 15 water bottles excessive, but for Trove Brand human resources manager Blake Marchant, it's just another aspect of his life where he's all in. From when he was participating in BYU clubs to now repping his Blender Bottles from work, the 2015 BYU Marriott School of Business alum has always been fully committed.
A Googler's Dream
Monday May 16 2022
Today's human resources (HR) representatives are a far cry from the paper-pushing Toby of the popular TV comedy series The Office, explains David Germann. A BYU Marriott School of Business alum, father, Googler, and all-around people person, Germann is one such example.
Long Days in the Tanner Building Lead to Big Win
Thursday May 12 2022
Spending a Saturday in the Tanner Building may not be everybody's preference, but for BYU Marriott School of Business students Claire Bird, Katie Bahr, Mara Hansen, and Kyle Campbell, their all-day brainstorming session in March was the first step toward winning the 2022 Utah Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Case Competition.
Nine Undergraduates Presented with 2022 Bateman Award
Tuesday Apr 19 2022
Nine students at the BYU Marriott School of Business were recently honored as 2022 Bateman Award recipients for their excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The annual award, named for Merrill J. Bateman, allows each undergraduate program at BYU Marriott to select a 2021–22 academic year senior for recognition.
Praising essential workers is not just a good thing, it’s critical, BYU study finds
Those who feel unappreciated engage in unhealthy recovery behaviors Tuesday Apr 12 2022
Remember when all those Twitter and Instagram posts thanking front-line workers blew up after the COVID-19 pandemic hit? Turns out those were a big deal to essential workers according to new research from BYU Marriott HRM professor Taeya Howell.
Dribbling Between the Court and Classroom
Friday Mar 04 2022
The combination of 15 hours of practice and two games a week, 18 team members, 13.5 credit hours, and numerous dance and basketball videos shared with her 29,000 followers on TikTok add up to the everyday life of Kaylee Smiler. As a member of the BYU women’s basketball team and a senior in the human resource management (HRM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Smiler does it all without breaking a sweat.
Optimistic About the Future
Wednesday Feb 09 2022
Developing others and watching them grow is Joe Hardie's favorite aspect of human resources. His love for the field formed during his time in the human resource management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business and while he worked as a student on campus. Now, Hardie lives his passion every day as an HR leader for Walmart.
Four Top-Ranked Finishes for BYU Marriott at National HR Competition
Friday Nov 19 2021
Two student teams from the BYU Marriott School of Business traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and walked away with four top-two finishes at the 2021 Purdue HR Case Competition this month. The annual competition tasks human resource students across the country with presenting an analysis of a prevalent HR issue.
Building Blocks for a Dream Career
Wednesday Nov 17 2021
When visitors enter a LEGO store, they are often treated to elaborate designs painstakingly put together to represent favorite characters, movies, games, architectural wonders, and more. When BYU Marriott senior Megan Atkisson visited a London LEGO store in 2018 on a study abroad trip, she instead focused on learning the blueprint for how to build her dream career in employee experience design.
Finding Greater Purpose in Teaching
Friday Nov 05 2021
Even masks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can't stop McKenzie Rees from memorizing the faces—at least the upper half—and names of all her students. The human resource management professor has built her career on connecting with people and their stories, a tradition she looks forward to continuing as a new professor at BYU Marriott.
Real-Life Practice in Human Resources
Friday Oct 01 2021
Seniors in the human resource management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business will gain valuable industry experience through a unique class this fall. HRM 421: HRM Implementation pairs students with companies and asks the students to help solve workplace problems. This hands-on approach to learning is designed to help seniors sharpen résumés and learn valuable skills.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty
Friday Sep 24 2021
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes nine new professors this fall.
Finding a New Home
Friday Jul 30 2021
Many college students leave behind the comforts of home when they head off to school. When Alexis Rankin arrived at BYU as a transfer student, she chose to give up the comforts of the career she grew up thinking she would pursue. Despite this big change, Rankin was able to attend student association meetings at the BYU Marriott School of Business, which helped her find a new career path as a human resource management student.
Using Experience to Teach Character Development
Monday Jul 12 2021
As an adjunct professor at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Beth Wilkins knows her students want to make a difference in the world. Wilkins teaches a leadership class in the human resource management program that helps students learn how to make that difference by first understanding themselves better. To this end, Wilkins strives to bring her knowledge and experience as an industry professional, including running her own consulting firm, to the classroom.
An Elevated Vision for High Expectations
Friday Jun 18 2021
Consistently performing above expectations is often a recipe for success. For Chandler Bush, rising above what is expected seems to be instinctive. This natural ability has resulted in accomplishments throughout his career, including earning his current job as a design strategist at Adobe. The BYU Marriott School of Business 2016 human resource management (HRM) graduate credits BYU Marriott for helping him achieve success in his young career.
From BYU Marriott to the Stars
Monday May 24 2021
Since the beginning of time, humanity has looked up to the stars for guidance, navigation, and inspiration. Peter Madsen, a professor of organizational behavior and human resources at the BYU Marriott School of Business, helps people reach for those stars, both literally and figuratively. As a researcher, he’s worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to prevent accidents in space exploration, and as a professor, he prepares students to find the jobs of their dreams.
Developing Tomorrow’s Global Leaders
Thursday May 13 2021
When 2016 HRM graduate Kelly Andrews first came to the BYU Marriott School of Business, he didn’t imagine that his career would include presenting to Fortune 500 companies, writing a book, or helping eliminate global poverty through his work with the United Nations. However, the principles of ethics and service that Andrews learned at BYU Marriott have guided every step of his professional journey.
Two First-Place Finishes at the Utah SHRM Case Competition
Wednesday May 05 2021
A victory at the Utah Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Case Competition on 27 March 2021 marked back-to-back wins for undergraduate students from the BYU Marriott School of Business. A BYU Marriott graduate student team also took first place. As students in the human resource management (HRM) program worked to tackle real-life HR problems, their willingness to learn from each other led each team to success.
Tackling Prison Problems
Friday Apr 30 2021
Popular media typically portrays prison as a dark, antagonistic place. With that image, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to work there. However, a group of human resource management (HRM) students from the BYU Marriott School of Business recently looked past this stereotype as they brainstormed solutions to make the Utah Department of Corrections a better place to work.