Rooting for Student Success
Friday Nov 13 2020
Since root beer became commercially available in 1876, the popular soft drink flavor has found its way into a variety of delicious delights: hard candies, gummies, jelly beans, and, perhaps most importantly, root beer floats. For Taylor Wells, a professor of information systems at the BYU Marriott School of Business, root beer is more than just a tasty treat—the beverage is also a part of his everyday life as a teacher and mentor.
Expanding His Family and His Horizons
Wednesday Nov 11 2020
Many university students often work to balance their classwork with social fun and work responsibilities outside of school. However, BYU Marriott School of Business entrepreneurship senior Braiden Day juggles more responsibilities than the average university student. On top of school and full-time work, Day is also a father to four children, a two-year-old and newborn triplets.
Students Share Solutions in Big Idea Pitch Competition
Tuesday Nov 10 2020
Brilliant inventions often emerge from a flash of inspiration—or even a bolt of lightning, as in the well-known story of Benjamin Franklin. While the ideas submitted to the 2020 Big Idea Pitch competition didn't come from a student flying a kite in a lightning storm, BYU student entrepreneurs expressed similar dedication to turning their ideas into real innovations.
From Granola Bars to Grills
Monday Nov 09 2020
Few people can walk into a store and pick up an item off the shelf that they helped create. Jason Alleger, an MBA alumnus from the BYU Marriott School of Business, can. During his summer 2017 internship with General Mills, Alleger was on the team that researched and developed Nature Valley Wafer Bars for General Mills. Although Alleger has many impressive feats on his résumé, he credits that General Mills internship for being the springboard to his current position as director of consumer insights and strategy with Traeger Grills.
Air Force and Army ROTC Hold 9/11 Vigil Amid COVID-19
Saturday Nov 07 2020
In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11th, members from the BYU Army and Air Force ROTC joined together to reflect and honor the fallen.
Following One’s Passions
Friday Nov 06 2020
Instead of going to the playground as a child, Luana Tu’ua spent her childhood going to the Salt Lake City airport to watch airplanes take off to destinations beyond. Ever since, Tu’ua, the BYU Marriott School of Business global supply chain senior and Women in Business club president, has endeavored to pursue her passion for aerospace and make an impact on others abroad, wherever life takes her.
Know No Fear
Wednesday Nov 04 2020
While most people may see COVID-19 as a setback, Ruchika Goel, a recent BYU Marriott School of Business MBA alum, saw the pandemic as the universe telling her to start a company. This isn’t the first time Goel has taken risks: six years ago, she left her home country of India and moved to America. Starting her own company during a global pandemic seemed doable too.
Connections from Six Feet Apart
Monday Nov 02 2020
The Department of Experience Design and Management at BYU Marriott had to get creative this Fall semester when the program welcomed its new cohort during its annual new student orientation.
Ignited by Determination
Friday Oct 30 2020
Never give up. That’s a lesson that Allison Oberle learned early as a student at BYU that she has relied on often since graduation. While she initially struggled with deciding her career path, Oberle, a 2015 global supply chain management alumna from the BYU Marriott School of Business, overcame obstacles as a student and has excelled in her job, becoming an operations manager at a major corporation in only five years.
Continuing to Connect Through Real Estate
Thursday Oct 29 2020
Instead of filling hundreds of chairs in an auditorium on campus, faces of real estate professionals from across the country and BYU students filled hundreds of thumbnail-sized screens as they joined together to attend the inaugural 2020 BYU Global Real Estate Conference on 8–9 October. Hosted by the Department of Finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business, the conference was an opportunity to help create connections for students to build upon and begin their careers in real estate all over the world.
Resources for Success in Turbulent Times
Wednesday Oct 28 2020
Every year, BYU Marriott School of Business students and recent graduates use resources available through the school’s Business Career Center (BCC) and alumni network to find jobs. While these resources always provide invaluable help for students, they became particularly important this year with the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an unprecedented time, students have relied on the strength of the BYU Marriott alumni network to find work and internship opportunities.
An Epic Impact
Monday Oct 26 2020
When Kent C. Dodds graduated from the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2014 with his master's degree in information systems, he had one goal: to impact the world by creating software. Now as a speaker and educator with a significant social media audience, he encourages his listeners to create their own positive impacts.
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.
Plunging Headfirst into the Fashion World
Thursday Oct 22 2020
At fifteen years old, BYU Marriott strategy junior Marissa Barlow once failed to find the perfect swimsuit to take on a family vacation, an experience that would help define her young career.
Delivering the Law
Wednesday Oct 21 2020
When BYU Marriott MBA alum George Simons discovered the difficulty of sending legal documents through the mail, he decided to make a difference and find a better solution.
From a Top Program to Top Companies
Monday Oct 19 2020
When Deloitte offered Hannah Risenmay a summer internship, she expected to complete her internship in an office located in California, not sitting on her couch in Washington. So, when her internship moved online as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, she wasn't sure what to expect. However, Risenmay was thrilled to discover that despite being hundreds of miles away from company headquarters, her supervisor still gave her important responsibilities and ensured that she felt connected with their team.
Opening Doors of Learning
Friday Oct 16 2020
As COVID-19 forced businesses to reevaluate how they operate in times of crisis, the normal practice of college students traveling to companies around the world to complete internships became untenable. However, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Marketing Lab at the BYU Marriott School of Business reinvented itself to help students have meaningful internship experiences. As students remotely worked on projects in the lab, they developed their skills and helped clients find the insights needed in an ever-changing and fast-moving world.
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.
Making an Impact One Case Competition at a Time
Wednesday Oct 14 2020
During this last summer, the Deans Office of the BYU Marriott School of Business decided to brainstorm ways for students to gain new experiences in a nontraditional way. The Deans Office wanted to give students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills, and potentially win fun prizes. The solution? Teaming up with DaVita, a kidney-disease healthcare company, to put on a completely virtual case competition.
A Passion for Doing Good
Tuesday Oct 13 2020
The four years a student spends in high school are a time of growth, fun, and. . . coming up with creative solutions to help a company save thousands of dollars? For Spencer Call, that was exactly his high school experience. Now a student at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Call is building on the work he did years ago to develop the skills necessary to create a career that will not only help him grow as a person but also help improve the lives of the people around him.