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.
Becoming an Influence for Good
Friday Sep 04 2020
When she was three years old, Lillian Bradley was adopted from Ghana, a country then stricken with poverty. Her adoption by a family from Heber City, Utah opened doors of limitless possibilities for her future. Now as a second-year BYU Marriott MPA student, Bradley is intent on acquiring skills that enable her to help citizens of similarly impoverished countries find opportunities for success.
Whitmore Center Announces Name Change
New name reflects focus on global business Thursday Sep 03 2020
At the start of the school year, the Whitmore Global Management Center is turning over a new leaf—or actually a name to be more precise. The Brigham Young University Board of Trustees approved the center to be renamed the Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Business Center.
CIS Commitment Guides Grad in Global Career
Wednesday Sep 02 2020
Whether they’re riding elephants, climbing Machu Picchu, or visiting thousand-year-old caves, BYU Marriott MBA graduate David Paradiso and his family members have enjoyed adventures around the world. However, none of these experiences—or his career opportunities—would have been possible without the education and skills he obtained during his time at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Reaching Personal Summits
Tuesday Sep 01 2020
As someone who has both stood at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and sits at a desk inside Google headquarters in California, BYU Marriott School of Business marketing alum Orrin Hancock knows a thing or two about setting goals and following through to reach physical and personal summits.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Military Science Department Chair
Monday Aug 31 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller as the new department chair for the Department of Military Science and as the director of BYU’s Army ROTC program. Miller’s last assignment was in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was the military intelligence majors assignment officer for the US Army Human Resources Command. Miller took over for Lt. Col. Forrest V. Cook on 29 June 2020.
Decisions, Ethics, and Human Potential
Monday Aug 31 2020
Every day, people make dozens of morally relevant decisions—often without even realizing it. Whether choosing how to spend their time, whom to help (and how much), or simply how to react to a difficult coworker, their daily decisions influence the kind of person they ultimately become. Isaac Smith designs his research to better understand how to help people refine their character. As a BYU Marriott School of Business assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resources, Smith hopes his research will help unlock the power of human potential and encourage people to become their best moral selves.