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.
2021 Bateman Awards Recognize Students Who Excel in and Outside the Classroom
Tuesday Apr 27 2021
Every year, each department in the BYU Marriott School of Business selects one outstanding student to receive the Bateman Award, which recognizes excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The award is named after Merrill J. Bateman, who served as the dean of BYU Marriott from 1975–79 and the president of BYU from 1996–2003.
Suits and Swords
Wednesday Feb 17 2021
Whether he’s training employees, helping nonprofits set their budget, or staging fights in authentic medieval armor, Austin Smith follows his passions to find success. His journey as a human resources management (HRM) junior at the BYU Marriott School of Business has helped him share his enthusiasm for HR to find business opportunities for his fighting team and internship opportunities for himself.
Harmony and Hard Work
Wednesday Jan 20 2021
As an underdog in the world of singing, BYU Marriott School of Business alum Jake Hunsaker never imagined that his determination to perfect his musical talents would lead him to share the stage with world-famous musicians or compete against groups such as Pentatonix on national television. The same work ethic that brought Hunsaker to NBC’s The Sing Off has since shaped his life and career as an HR professional.
Taking on Leadership Roles
Monday Dec 07 2020
With her boss more than 5,000 miles away, Allison Harker took charge of projects to impact a Portuguese company from her apartment in Provo. As she remotely completed an internship, the human resource management (HRM) junior applied the skills she had learned at the BYU Marriott School of Business to make a difference across oceans.
A Guide on the Path to Success
Thursday Dec 03 2020
Case competitions test students’ business skills, work ethic, and stamina, but few people find that case competitions bring out their emotional side. However, Liz Dixon often sheds joyful tears as she watches her students present their solutions and find success at international case competitions. Through her work as an adjunct professor of management communications at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Dixon empowers students to excel in many different areas, and she loves seeing them succeed.
BYU Marriott Students Earn Two First-Place Finishes at the Purdue HR Case Competition
Monday Nov 30 2020
Students from the BYU Marriott School of Business attend the Purdue Human Resources case competition every year, but this year’s competition led to an especially exciting result. BYU Marriott’s undergraduate and MBA teams both took first place in their divisions. Two students, Amelia Phillips and Sam Porter, also won the award for the best question-and-answer responder. As teams adapted to the new virtual format, they worked through problems that will be applicable in their future careers.
Education: A Gateway to Opportunity
Friday Oct 23 2020
Some people spend their entire lives searching for careers that make them feel fulfilled. Everyone must make decisions about what path to follow and how to develop their careers. So, what happens when someone has not one but two career options that bring them joy? If you’re Tracy Maylett, the decision is easy: do both. As the CEO of a consulting company and a BYU Marriott School of Business adjunct professor, Maylett has found ways to bless lives in the worlds of both business management and education.
Taking Care of Business
Thursday Oct 15 2020
Many people see the human resource department at a company as the group of people who are responsible for hiring new employees and providing health and wellness benefits. While HR employees are certainly part of those processes, students from the human resource management (HRM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business are showing that there’s more to HR than a performance review or a benefits presentation.
Creating Moments of Connection
Tuesday Oct 06 2020
She might be dealing with a last-minute cancellation or organizing presentations while stuck at a Starbucks in a snowstorm, but Anne Sledd always finds creative ways to make things happen. In her role as a department assistant for the management department at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Sledd also serves as an on-the-spot events coordinator, with a goal of creating moments of connection for everyone associated with the school.
Decisions, Ethics, and Human Potential
Monday Aug 31 2020
Every day, people make dozens of morally relevant decisions—often without even realizing it. Whether choosing how to spend their time, whom to help (and how much), or simply how to react to a difficult coworker, their daily decisions influence the kind of person they ultimately become. Isaac Smith designs his research to better understand how to help people refine their character. As a BYU Marriott School of Business assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resources, Smith hopes his research will help unlock the power of human potential and encourage people to become their best moral selves.
Creating Opportunities in Big Sky Country
Friday Aug 21 2020
For many college students, graduation day is a time to celebrate the end of a hard-earned degree and the beginning of a new journey. For BYU Marriott graduate Becky Darrington Rogers, graduation day also happened to coincide with a doctor’s appointment for her first pregnancy—a reason to celebrate more than just earning her diploma. Now twenty years later, as a successful businesswoman and a devoted mother, she strives every day to balance her career and her family.
Serving Up Love
Wednesday Aug 19 2020
For many people, food is a language of comfort, love, and bonding. Clarissa Keller, a senior studying human resource management at the BYU Marriott School of Business, shares her love through plates of food, days at work, and conversations with friends. Keller aims to translate this language of love across every aspect of her life, including her work as a future HR professional.
Study: Going to virtual work spaces has changed leadership. Have you noticed?
Study finds those who help others emerge as leaders online Tuesday Jun 30 2020
When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to recent research from BYU, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.