Making an Impact from the Kitchen Table
Monday Oct 12 2020
When M’Kenna Breckenridge, a senior in the strategy program at BYU Marriott School of Business, first got an internship offer from CVS Health, she didn’t anticipate that she’d be completing that internship at her kitchen table. For Breckenridge and dozens of other BYU Marriott second-year strategy students, an unanticipated change brought growth and unique skills that they will carry into their future careers.
Building Bridges Between Moms
Friday Oct 09 2020
Since graduating from the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2011, entrepreneurship alum Stephanie Schindler has driven through the streets of Manhattan, worked at a startup company in California, and recorded a podcast on the different ways that women balance motherhood and career. While her life has changed constantly since graduation, Schindler uses some of the creative problem-solving skills that she learned in the entrepreneurship program to tackle the challenges of every day.
Stepping Outside the Box
Thursday Oct 08 2020
As a former singer in the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Jeff Larson recognizes the value of carefully following instructions as he and his fellow choir members must follow their conductor precisely in order to create beautiful music. However, as an associate professor of marketing at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he encourages his students to look beyond the instructions they’re given and use their unique abilities to create digital marketing strategies that are new and different.
BYU Marriott Awards Honor Personnel
Wednesday Oct 07 2020
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business recently honored various faculty, staff, and administrators for their leadership in areas of teaching, research, professionalism, and service during the school's annual fall kickoff meeting.
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.
3, 2, 1...Liftoff
Monday Oct 05 2020
Small weather satellites. A social platform for workplaces. A stock purchasing service for employees. Although the businesses of student entrepreneurs at the BYU Marriott School of Business are each unique and diverse, they can all turn to one place for help: BYU Marriott's Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. This year's Founders Launchpad, a summer-long experience offered by the Rollins Center, helped student companies continue to develop their businesses and sharpen their tools for success.
Leading Through Quality Teamwork
Friday Oct 02 2020
When COVID-19 struck, one of the first thoughts for BYU Marriott alum Sterling Nielsen had involved the welfare of his employees. As the CEO of Mountain America Credit Union, he oversees employees with a variety of responsibilities, and he wanted to guarantee that they could keep their jobs.
Real Estate Webinar Series Kicks Off
Thursday Oct 01 2020
As in-person events that typically would have taken place in a lecture hall move online and to video conferences, students and alumni from the BYU Marriott School of Business are finding a silver lining to online events. The Department of Finance at BYU Marriott recently began hosting its Fall 2020 Real Estate Webinar Series with the first event held on 17 September.
Real Estate from South Africa to South Carolina
Wednesday Sep 30 2020
When asked what real estate is, most people will say the topic has to deal with something about the home-buying process. But BYU Marriott School of Business finance senior Dallin Curriden challenges that simple explanation. “Real estate is not just the home you live in but also the community in which you live and work,” he says.
A Heart Split Between Two Continents
Tuesday Sep 29 2020
BYU Marriott staff member Lisbeth Hopper immigrated to the United States when she was seventeen years old to pursue better opportunities for education. Years later, she's helping other international students do the same.
Stepping into the Unknown
Monday Sep 28 2020
Moving to an unfamiliar place for a new job can be a stressful, intimidating, and lonely experience. Feeling inspired to help others cope with these feelings, Carly MacLennan, a BYU Marriott School of Business 2020 MBA graduate from Lethbridge, Alberta, started her own business, SocialHire, which helps newly relocated employees have an easier social transition.
Lights, Camera, Business
Friday Sep 25 2020
In 2005, when Cate Allen first entered the Whitmore Global Business Center at the BYU Marriott School of Business to ask about receiving her global business certificate, her thoughts were focused on pursuing a career in international business. She had no way of knowing that the experiences that followed would help her in all facets of her career, including in her current jobs as an actress and radio show host.
The Man Behind the Ballard Center
Thursday Sep 24 2020
When Todd Manwaring first heard the term social impact, he had no clue how much those two words would change his life. It was 1996 and Manwaring was searching for his legacy vocation after a successful information technology career. Now looking back almost twenty-five years later as the founder, director, and professor-of-practice of the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Social Impact at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Manwaring says the change in career was one of the best decisions he made in his life.
Shining Her Light
Wednesday Sep 23 2020
As a high school student, Ashtynne Wade wanted to bring light into the lives of those who faced difficult challenges. So, she organized an event where participants built chains of glow sticks and raised money to support single mothers and children in poverty. Now, as a senior in the strategy program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Wade continues to add light to the world in a different way—by mentoring others as she builds her future in the consulting industry.
No Stranger to Risk
Tuesday Sep 22 2020
Ariadna Mateu is no stranger to risk. In 2008, at the onset of the Great Recession, which affected economies across the world, she left her stable, well-paying job to travel internationally for a year. Now, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, she’s adjusting to her new position as the chief student experience officer in the Experience Design and Management (ExDM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, where she helps enhance, enrich and improve students’ outcomes during their time on campus.
Information Systems Professors Play Key Roles in International Conference
Monday Sep 21 2020
Inside the classroom, BYU Marriott School of Business information systems (IS) professors often encourage their students to find creative solutions to their problems. This year, several IS professors on the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) conference committee utilized their own problem-solving skills outside of the classroom to help the conference transition to online options.
A Heart that Bleeds Blue
Friday Sep 18 2020
If you ever see a white car with a Utah license plate that reads BRIGM, you are likely driving behind Lee Bowen, a BYU Marriott School of Accountancy (SOA) alumni and die-hard BYU Cougar fan from Herriman, UT. Bowen’s time at BYU not only strengthened a love of Cougar sports, his experiences in the SOA also sparked a lifelong desire to strive for excellence.
BYU announces new Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership
Sorensen Center will serve students and faculty across BYU's campus Thursday Sep 17 2020
Brigham Young University has announced the creation of the David E. and Verla A. Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. The new Center was made possible by a $40 million endowment from the Sorensen Family, longtime supporters of BYU and members of the BYU President’s Leadership Council.
Teaching What Really Counts
Monday Sep 14 2020
As an information systems student at the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2001, Tom Meservy entered the Tanner Building to meet a girl for their first date. Looking back, Meservy considers this date with his now-wife to be one of his favorite memories associated with BYU Marriott. Now years later, he walks through the same doors as a professor of information systems. Building on his own experiences in the Tanner Building, Meservy works to create positive memories for his students and help them understand the things that really count in life.
From Bike Tires to Bread Starters
Thursday Sep 10 2020
Talking about airline tickets, bike tires, and toilet paper all together in one conversation may seem unusual, but students in the global supply chain management (GSCM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business talk about these products and many more in interactive online discussion boards, a new feature of the program’s introductory class. Making these connections between classroom concepts and supply chain principles in action prepares students to work in an ever-changing world.