Cultivating Hidden Potential
Wednesday Feb 03 2021
Whether he’s working with employees or in an untamed backyard, BYU Marriott EMPA student John Cowgill enjoys helping people and plants realize and cultivate their hidden potential.
A World of Family Business
Monday Feb 01 2021
The career of Gibb Dyer has been one full of interesting twists and turns. From the red-brick streets of Massachusetts, along the deserts of Africa, and even to the next door of the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, Dyer has seen and learned much. Throughout all of his world travels, Dyer, the O. Leslie Stone Professor of Entrepreneurship at the BYU Marriott School of Business, teaches people how to create and build family businesses.
Decades of Dedicated Service
Friday Jan 29 2021
When Julie Averett was first hired by the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business as a database manager in 1996, she kept track of paper files for every single student. Twenty-four years later, the process and technology may be different, but Averett’s dedication to serving each individual SOA student remains unchanged.
No IS Without Teamwork
Wednesday Jan 27 2021
When he first started classes at BYU, Jonathan Grether was planning to pursue a degree in the medical field. However, after taking an introduction to information systems class at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he discovered his aptitude for information systems (IS). Now, as a manager at Cloudmed, which helps hospital systems recover revenue losses, he impacts the medical field—just not in the way he once expected.
Building His Own Future
Monday Jan 25 2021
Entrepreneurship alum Jordan Cushman’s career journey has involved plenty of building. While he was a student at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he built relationships that allowed him to find opportunities at Google and Pinterest. Now, years into his career, he’s building a Latin American sales team for Pinterest while also building a future in real estate investment.
Expectation of Excellence
Friday Jan 22 2021
Ten years after graduating from the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Penny Lundgren waited, exhausted but exhilarated, to receive her first-place medal for the 1993 Jeep National Championship for mountain biking. Despite several literal bumps on the road, Lundgren pushed through to the finish line. Since that experience, Lundgren firmly believes that she can accomplish anything with enough practice and determination.
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.
Finding the Good in the Sacrifices
Tuesday Jan 19 2021
After a fulfilling career in the United States Air Force, Major Dan McCombs is finishing his last few years in the military as an ROTC instructor for the Air Force ROTC at the BYU Marriott School of Business. He hopes to pass on to the cadets whom he teaches a legacy of finding the good in each situation while sacrificing for their country.
Seeking Opportunities to Grow
Monday Jan 18 2021
For many students at the BYU Marriott School of Business, recruiting season is a crazy time of trying to balance schoolwork with networking and interviews. Lillian Barton, a BYU Marriott MBA student, navigated all of that during the final weeks of her pregnancy with her second child. In fact, she received job offers in the days immediately before and following his birth. Whether Barton is choosing where to complete an internship or studying for her classes at BYU Marriott, she sees every day as an opportunity to learn and grow.
MBA Students Take First at Utah Venture Capital Case Competition
Friday Jan 15 2021
An all-women team of students from the MBA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business took first place at the Utah Venture Capital Case Competition on 18 November 2020. As part of the competition, students sourced a deal with a company that helps entrepreneurs build mobile apps, gaining skills that will help them build their future careers.
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.