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  • Entrepreneurship: A Breath of Fresh Air Monday Dec 12 2022

    Whoever said “third time’s the charm” was obviously not an entrepreneur. There’s no magic number for successful business launches, but for Ben Miller, a BYU Marriott School of Business MBA alumnus, finding a profitable business idea took him four tries. He eventually cofounded SimpleNexus, a large, prospering mortgage industry platform that integrates multiple homebuying processes into a single system. In the midst of his success, Miller remembers the influence of the Rollins Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship and what he learned there about seeking and preparing for success.

  • Lest We Forget Friday Dec 09 2022

    One of the most iconic marks of BYU is the slogan, "Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve." For Veterans Day this year, BYU's Army and Air Force ROTC programs remembered those who paid the ultimate sacrifice through military service and honored all those who exemplify this commission, including finance professor Jim Brau.

  • Floating with Family Thursday Dec 08 2022

    At this year’s new student orientation, the incoming marketing students at the BYU Marriott School of Business didn’t sit through a lecture or leaf through informational packets. Rather, the students experienced the tight-knit culture of BYU Marriott’s marketing program by embarking on their first “family” trip.  

  • Joy in the Journey and Destination Tuesday Dec 06 2022

    As a student at the BYU Marriott School of Business in the then-fledgling experience design management program (ExDM), Breck Laing broadened his career opportunities by developing transferable business skills. Now with his job at Destinations, a travel company that specializes in corporate retreats, the 2013 alum expands other people’s worlds and opportunities. 

  • GSCM Juniors Offer Polaris a Flurry of Solutions Monday Dec 05 2022

    For nearly a week during the busy Halloween season, 24 teams of global supply chain management juniors from the BYU Marriott School of Business took on a blizzard of additional work by competing in a case competition hosted by snowmobile giant Polaris. In addition to vying for the $4,000 first-place prize, student teams aimed to render impact by finding practical solutions to the company’s real-life problem.

  • A Community of Creators Friday Dec 02 2022

    Attracted by the sound of live music and the smell of free pizza, hundreds of students gathered to enjoy the Creators’ Kickoff, hosted by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. Aside from the fun atmosphere and free food, students learned about the excellent resources and benefits available to them through joining Creators, the new student association connected with the Rollins Center, which is located in the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • Mick Berry Honored as MPA Alumnus of the Year Thursday Dec 01 2022

    Mick Berry, retired manager of Catawba County, was honored at the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics MPA Alumnus of the Year dinner. During the event, he emphasized the importance of changing the world through Christlike leadership.

  • How Paperwork at the Doctor's Office Can Lead to Medical Misdiagnoses HIPAA privacy forms lead people to lie more about health history Tuesday Nov 29 2022

    Nearly every time you walk into a doctor’s office, you can count on filling out some form. One of those is usually related to HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a law that helps protect your private health information.

  • Calling Dibs on MIBS Monday Nov 28 2022

    Aileen Hernandez has grown up navigating multiple minority identities. Phrases such as “first-generation American” and “woman in business” are not just buzzwords; they describe Hernandez’s life. A senior in the entrepreneurial management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Hernandez works to help other students celebrate their own identities while coming together in unity.

  • From Missionary to Soldier Friday Nov 25 2022

    The United States Army base at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, carries unique meaning for Sadie Hampton. She first served on the base as a missionary and later returned as a soldier to complete basic training. Now a senior in the Army ROTC program, hosted through the BYU Marriott School of Business, Hampton embraces the program’s opportunities to lead and serve her peers.

  • Shifting Gears: Engineering to Human Resources Wednesday Nov 23 2022

    Empowered by the BYU Marriott School of Business, MBA graduate Betsy Rose always strives for positive impact. In every capacity—whether she is working on human resources (HR) projects from a New York City office or cheering up the elderly by volunteering with her therapy dog—Rose is all about making a difference.

  • Honoring the Past by Looking Forward Tuesday Nov 22 2022

    For Sue Mika, the executive MPA program in the BYU Marriott School of Business is more than just a program— it’s a connection to someone she loves and respects: her grandfather and namesake of the program, George W. Romney. Now, as a second-year EMPA student, Mika shares a unique bond with her late grandfather.

  • New York, New Friends Monday Nov 21 2022

    Ching Tong, a self-declared “people person” from Sandy, Utah, finds the most joy in life when she’s building relationships with others. During her time at the BYU Marriott School of Business, the 2020 MISM graduate found belonging and purpose through connections with faculty and students in the Department of Information Systems (IS). Now living in New York City, Tong continues to seek fulfilling connections with her coworkers, friends, and anyone else she meets.

  • From Soil Labs to B-52s Friday Nov 18 2022

    Upon completing his undergraduate degree in environmental science from BYU, Trenton Blair, compelled by the camaraderie he felt as a cadet in BYU’s Air Force ROTC program, jetted from soil labs to B-52 cockpits. After serving nearly a decade in the military, Blair has completed two deployments, forged lifelong connections, and recently landed a coveted assignment.

  • Hard Work, Helping Hands Thursday Nov 17 2022

    Coming to a new country and not knowing the language can be scary. Not knowing what you want to do with your life can also be scary. While Aaron Cruz Morales, a senior majoring in finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business, faced both of these challenges, he was able to overcome them with a strong work ethic and people to help him along the way.

  • “Teames” Designed for Impact Tuesday Nov 15 2022

    When April Teames Gantz isn’t enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, you’ll find her actively engaged in projects to benefit the community. A senior in the user experience (UX) design program at BYU’s College of Fine Arts and Communications, Teames Gantz participates in groups dedicated to various causes. As a student, she finds fulfillment through working with teams formed within BYU Marriott’s Rollins Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

  • BYU Marriott Study Shows When Good Corporate Ratings Are a Bad Thing Charitable giving dropped 25% after high marks for philanthropy Monday Nov 14 2022

    Everywhere you look, something or someone is being rated, and we can all agree that a positive rating is good, and a negative rating is bad. Or can we?

  • BYU Marriott Marketing Students Finish First in Blip Case Competition Friday Nov 11 2022

    For three undergraduate marketing students from the BYU Marriott School of Business, the best part of winning Blip’s marathon case competition wasn’t taking home the impressive $20,000 prize. Rather, the highlight was making a difference in the community by helping a local nonprofit achieve its vision.

  • Finding More Meaning Thursday Nov 10 2022

    When Ronell Hugh worked as an account manager after graduating from college, he quickly realized he wanted to make decisions about products instead of simply overseeing customers using them. Hugh was told he would need an MBA for such a goal, which he earned in 2010 at the BYU Marriott School of Business. While the degree gave Hugh the career path he was looking for, other aspects of the program ended up being much more meaningful to him.

  • Cashing in on Opportunity Tuesday Nov 08 2022

    This summer, four BYU Marriott School of Business students were paired with financial literacy startup FinLit for an internship. The partnership came about through a social impact project (SIP) at BYU Marriott’s Ballard Center for Social Impact, which provides students with opportunities to develop business and personal skills while applying social impact principles in real-world settings.