From the Ground Up
Wednesday Jan 13 2021
Within of a year of graduating from the BYU Marriott School of Business, Luisa Chil helped build a company from the ground up. Now working at a digital marketing agency in Chicago, Chil uses her past growth experiences and lessons she has learned to help her succeed in her career and give back to her community.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty
Monday Jan 11 2021
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomed six new professors for the Fall 2020 semester.
The Power of Sticking Together
Friday Jan 08 2021
Identifying a fellow BYU student or alumni out in the world is often easy, especially if you can spot Cougar merchandise, from sweatshirts to baseball caps to car decals. For information systems (IS) students from the BYU Marriott School of Business, in addition to wearing their BYU Cougars gear, there's something else that helps them recognize not only other IS students but also their fellow graduates—the hexagon-shaped stickers unique to the IS program.
Courage to Carry On
Wednesday Jan 06 2021
A common theme throughout Joseph van Scheltema’s life is to carry on—through coping with family tragedy, supporting his family as a student, and traveling through a global pandemic. But he doesn’t only carry on for himself. As an MBA student, Van Scheltema hopes his education at the BYU Marriott School of Business will help him reach out and help others as well.
Happiness and the Good Life
Monday Jan 04 2021
Whether he is coursing down river rapids in a raft, hiking through the majestic red rocks of Southern Utah, or zipping through the mountains on his mountain bike, Mark Widmer loves being outdoors. Now, as a professor of experience design and management at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he finds ways to combine his love of wilderness exploration with the principles of experience design.
Global Supply Chain Alumni Hold First-Ever Virtual Alumni Event
Wednesday Dec 23 2020
On 1 October 2020, BYU Marriott School of Business global supply chain management (GSCM) alumni, students, and faculty gathered together for their first-ever virtual alumni conference. During the event, a record-breaking number of alumni and students learned from and reconnected with one another from places across the country.
MBA Program Introduces New STEM Management Specialization
Monday Dec 21 2020
Beginning in fall 2021, the BYU Marriott School of Business MBA program will offer a new specialization: Management Science and Quantitative Methods—STEM Management. The STEM management specialization will be available to all MBA students, regardless of their chosen tracks of study, and will better prepare them for the workforce with specialized skills and a competitive advantage.
Putting Down Roots in Health
Friday Dec 18 2020
Each tree has different needs in an orchard. Each member has different needs in a community. Ralph Clegg, executive director of the Utah County Health Department, self-avowed gentleman farmer, and BYU Marriott School of Business EMPA alumni, solves problems in both his garden and his community by understanding diversity.
Helping Others Make Better Decisions
Thursday Dec 17 2020
Marc Dotson, a BYU Marriott School of Business assistant professor of marketing, ventured through various fields of study, including journalism, political science, and international political economy, before discovering how marketing could be used to fulfill his aspiration of helping people make better decisions.
Whitewater Life Lessons
Wednesday Dec 16 2020
Whenever she courses down a turbulent river filled with rapids and obstacles, Bonnie McDougal embraces the overwhelming rush of adrenaline and the feeling of being disconnected from everyday life. However, when she’s back on dry ground, McDougal reconnects to the world and uses her expertise in technology to serve others as an information systems (IS) senior at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
The Quest to Become a “Learntrepreneur”
Tuesday Dec 15 2020
A self-proclaimed "learntrepreneur," Taylor Halverson values two things in his career more than anything else: learning and entrepreneurship. As a professor of entrepreneurship at the BYU Marriott School of Business and the mentoring coordinator for BYU Marriott's Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Halverson encourages students to also become learntrepreneurs.
Providing Brazilian Warmth, Food, and Friendship
Monday Dec 14 2020
Ten years after serving a mission in Brazil, BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy 1989 graduate Stephen Oldham and his wife, Janae, found themselves standing on the doorstep of a family he had met and loved as a missionary. In that moment, Oldham felt the same comfortable familiarity he'd come to associate with this beautiful country—a feeling of coming home.
Linking in to Success
Friday Dec 11 2020
If you know Austin Henline, a senior in the strategy program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, then you know you can’t think about him without having the word “connection” come to mind. During his time as a student, Henline has gathered and shared a wealth of knowledge on ways that college students can optimize their use of LinkedIn to connect with employers and recruiters alike. Beyond linking up with those online, Henline also makes an effort to connect with his fellow BYU Marriott students in the classroom.
Perseverance and a Suitcase
Thursday Dec 10 2020
When Jack Abumanneh first landed in the United States on 24 August 2017, three days after his seventeenth birthday, he had packed all his belongings into a single suitcase and backpack. After taking the shuttle from the Salt Lake City airport to the dorms at Brigham Young University in Provo, he turned to the student sitting at the check-in desk and asked, “What do I do next?” Since arriving at BYU just over three years ago, Abumanneh has found answers to that question. Now as a senior in the finance program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Abumanneh reflects on his time at BYU with gratitude and looks forward to a bright future.
BYU Marriott MPA Students Receive the 2020 Doyle W. Buckwalter Award
Wednesday Dec 09 2020
Two BYU Marriott School of Business MPA students received the Doyle W. Buckwalter Award for their outstanding internship performance during 2020. The winners, Marieka Creek and Zachary Simons, each received $2,000.
Connecting Across Cultures
Tuesday Dec 08 2020
When Mary Kay Lloyd graduated from high school, she planned on working in fashion advertisement. However, like many of us, her experiences took her on a different path and taught her how to adapt. As a program coordinator for the Global Business Center (GBC) at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she relies on life lessons she’s learned to reach out to students and help them feel connected to the world and community around them.
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.
SOA Students Chosen for the 2020–21 PCAOB Scholarship
Friday Dec 04 2020
Earlier this year, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced the winners for the 2020–21 PCAOB scholarships. Two students from the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business were among the recipients: Joy Saline, an accounting senior from Snowflake, Arizona; and Derek Smith, a second-year MAcc student from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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.
Preparing Global Marketers
Wednesday Dec 02 2020
In a global market that is constantly expanding, companies that wish to succeed must understand how to apply business strategies and models to a plethora of cultures and peoples. Through the efforts of dedicated faculty at the BYU Marriott School of Business, students in the marketing program are getting firsthand knowledge of what it means to market to a global audience; they are also learning how to truly make the world their campus.