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  • From Ants to the EPA Monday Apr 18 2022

    Life sometimes has a funny way of helping people find their paths, and in the case of MPA alumna Shari Grossarth, her road to the BYU Marriott School of Business began with ants. When ant research conducted during her undergrad eventually led to the MPA program, this conservation biology student discovered a side of public administration she previously didn't know existed.


  • From an Old Closet to 3,000 Students a Year Friday Apr 15 2022

    Eighteen years after being hired as the second student employee at the Ballard Center for Social Impact at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Aaron Miller now helps lead the center as an associate managing director. Through his nearly two decades worth of experience in encouraging and supporting students as they “Do Good Better,” Miller also spends his free time teaching others about the benefits of helping people.


  • A Lifelong Love of Storytelling Thursday Apr 14 2022

    In the fourth grade, Miranda Barnard pulled out the typewriter she received for Christmas and started her own newspaper; she called it Vanishing Tracks. She distributed copies of the paper, which was about endangered animals, to her friends at school. From there, Barnard's love of storytelling grew, leading her to a career using communication to benefit others.


  • Praising essential workers is not just a good thing, it’s critical, BYU study finds Those who feel unappreciated engage in unhealthy recovery behaviors Tuesday Apr 12 2022

    Remember when all those Twitter and Instagram posts thanking front-line workers blew up after the COVID-19 pandemic hit? Turns out those were a big deal to essential workers according to new research from BYU Marriott HRM professor Taeya Howell.


  • Two BYU Marriott Students Receive National Scholarships, Attend Annual Sports Seminar Tuesday Apr 12 2022

    While their classmates shivered through another week during the Utah winter, two experience design and management students enjoyed the sunny coasts of Hollywood Beach, Florida. Camille Cooper and Kylie Jensen attended the Stadium Managers Association seminar in February as scholarship recipients and interns, honing skills they learn at the BYU Marriott School of Business and preparing for their future careers.


  • Forging Bonds Between Generosity and Religion Monday Apr 11 2022

    A chain of events stretching through five universities and a faith conversion led Dan Heist to his research linking religion and philanthropic behavior. Most of Heist's research explores how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints facilitates volunteer behavior--from accepting church callings to volunteering to pray.


  • Expressing the Human Experience Friday Apr 08 2022

    After taking classes for three potential majors at BYU and not finding what he was looking for, Joshua Beacham discovered the experience design and management major at the BYU Marriott School of Business. Now a senior in the program, Beacham came to realize the major was the perfect fit for his career goals.


  • BYU study: 'Every Kid Outdoors' program is increasing family hiking, but not for everyone Minority, lower-income families not seeing a significant increase Thursday Apr 07 2022

    A recent study co-authored by BYU Marriott professor Camilla Hodge finds that the U.S.’s Every Kid Outdoors program, which gives families with fourth graders free access to national parks, is leading to an increased frequency of hiking with children.


  • Consulting on the Coast of the Myrtoan Sea Wednesday Apr 06 2022

    Nestled on the coast of a quiet inlet on the Myrtoan Sea is Nafplio, Greece. The town is home to two companies that currently have student consultants from a university on the other side of the world tucked on the side of the Wasatch Mountains. These student consultants from the BYU Marriott School of Business recently traveled to Greece to meet and learn from the business leaders with whom they are consulting during the winter 2022 semester.


  • BYU Recognizes ExDM Professor for Excellence in Mentoring Tuesday Apr 05 2022

    At the end of every academic year, BYU awards one professor from each college with the Inspiring Learning Award. Experience design and management professor Ramon Zabriskie is the 2022 BYU Marriott School of Business recipient for the student-nominated award. The honor recognizes a faculty or staff member’s dedication to student growth through active mentoring.


  • Prizes, Professionals, and a Salesapalooza Monday Apr 04 2022

    Marketing students at BYU Marriott recently had a chance to network with sales professionals and compete for high-value prizes at the on-campus event dubbed Salesapalooza. With more than 60 student attendees and 40 sales professionals participating in the event, Salesapalooza proved to be a success for everyone involved.


  • Working at Home Friday Apr 01 2022

    Although Mike Drake was raised in Nevada, he calls BYU home. He spent three years at the BYU Marriott School of Business as a student, where he made lifelong memories, including meeting his wife McKenzie, then returned to the school as a professor out of a desire to feel at home again.


  • The Art of Data Analysis Wednesday Mar 30 2022

    One of Ioana Schifirnet's favorite things about living in London is visiting the art museums. Schifirnet, a 2016 information systems (IS) graduate, came to love art history after taking art history classes during her time as a student at the BYU Marriott School of Business. She recognizes many similarities between art history and one of her personal passions: data analysis.


  • Overcoming Rocky Challenges Monday Mar 28 2022

    As David Matkin watched his son's rock-climbing team in a competition nearly six years ago, he was enthralled by the children's perseverance. This experience motivated Matkin to try climbing himself, and he soon fell in love with the sport. Now, as a professor in the MPA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Matkin teaches his students the same values rock climbing instills in him.


  • Air Force ROTC Recognized with Two Awards Friday Mar 25 2022

    The BYU Air Force ROTC, hosted by the BYU Marriott aerospace studies program, was recently recognized with two awards from the U.S. Air Force ROTC. The awards highlight the hard work, dedication, and achievements of the program's staff members in 2021.


  • 25 Years of Matchmaking Wednesday Mar 23 2022

    Shawna Gygi is a matchmaker at the BYU Marriott School of Business, but her efforts aren’t focused on pairings that result in weddings. As an assistant director for the BYU and MBA Career Management program, she is dedicated to creating business-oriented relationships by connecting MBA students with their dream jobs, a role she feels is particularly meaningful because she works in her own dream job.


  • Ballard Center employee wins Student Employee of the Year Tuesday Mar 22 2022

    Ballard Center employee Hannah Koford was recently honored as the 2022 BYU Student Employee of the Year.


  • Fulfilling Her Commitment to Serve Monday Mar 21 2022

    When Carmela Bristain was 15 years old, she graduated from high school, which was normal in her home country of the Philippines. At such a young age, she wasn't sure what to study in college, but her mother, who noticed Bristain's knack for logic-based subjects such as math, suggested she pursue accounting. Bristain followed her mother's advice, which eventually led her to the Cardon International Sponsorship from the Whitmore Global Business Center at the BYU Marriott School of Business.


  • BYU Student Team Tells Diverse Stories Friday Mar 18 2022

    Many college students often have to turn off social media in order to do their homework. However, social media is homework for four students at BYU. These students use social platforms to help their social impact project partner Video Volunteers find individuals sharing personal stories of living in underrepresented communities.


  • BYU study: 20 years later, accountants burned by Enron scandal outperform peers The research suggests auditors learn from experiences and improve Wednesday Mar 16 2022

    In a recent study, BYU Marriott professor Tim Seidel and colleagues at other universities found that those who worked at Arthur Andersen during the Enron scandal may be better off for the experience.