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  • A Facilitator of Big and Small Change Friday Sep 17 2021

    Sitting on the office desk of BYU Marriott School of Business MPA alum Wayne Parker is a mariner's spyglass that a former mayor gave him. The gift is meant to remind him to always think about long-term goals. As the current chief administrative officer of the city of Provo, Parker strives to follow this counsel by continually looking to the future of the city that he leads.

  • Preparing for Finance Recruitment Friday Sep 10 2021

    Every fall, recruiters from finance firms around the country descend on the BYU Marriott School of Business in hopes of finding their newest interns and future full-time hires. In order to help students prepare for this recruiting process, the Department of Finance offers a unique class: Finance 180: Finance Recruitment Prep Series. The annual winter semester course focuses on giving pre-business students who are interested in the finance program the necessary skills to connect with recruiters, along with exposing students to the different fields within finance so they know which direction to take their careers.

  • The Path to a PhD Wednesday Sep 08 2021

    As a professor at the School of Accountancy at BYU Marriott, Worsham hopes to instill the same passion he feels for accounting within his own students.

  • Applying Campus Skills Beyond the Requirements Tuesday Sep 07 2021

    Completing an internship is a graduation requirement for the experience design and management program (ExDM) in the BYU Marriott School of Business. Because of the importance of these positions, the ExDM program helps its students—including seniors Andrew Manger, Melissa Jensen, and Madeleine Pitcher—to be prepared for their internships beyond just checking off a requirement.

  • Guided to BYU Friday Aug 27 2021

    Working for the Romney Institute as department secretary, director of student services, and eventually associate director has done more for Catherine Cooper than merely confirm the reality of spiritual promptings she's received throughout her life.

  • Managing the Details Wednesday Aug 25 2021

    Staff Sergeant Jheran Carter is an example of an inspiring leader who may not always stand under the spotlight. As a faculty member for the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment 855, or BYU Air Force, Carter enjoys getting to know the BYU Marriott community while making her mark behind the scenes as she manages the administrative details of the detachment.

  • Blending Colors and Genuine Relationships Monday Aug 23 2021

    In the process of tie-dying a shirt, all the colors start out separately but eventually blend together, forming interesting patterns and connections. In a similar way, Mikayla Cheng hopes to encourage genuine relationships among students at BYU through her social media app, Tiedye. Although building the app has been challenging, Cheng has received help from several resources, including the Rollins Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • Using Experience to Help Young Entrepreneurs Friday Aug 20 2021

    Not long after Kim Scoville began teaching at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she noticed a need for legal knowledge in the school’s entrepreneurship program. As a graduate of BYU’s J. Rueben Clark Law School, Scoville has spent her career providing legal advice to startup companies. Her work experience prompted her to create an entrepreneurship class that focused on legal issues for BYU Marriott’s entrepreneurship students, many of whom own or plan to own businesses.

  • Trials, Tie-Dye, and ExDM Wednesday Aug 18 2021

    While attending a freshman career exploration class, Brooke Taylor was searching for a major in a friendly community that would also develop her personal skills. The current BYU Marriott School of Business senior discovered the experience design and management program through that class and now strives to create and support communities as she uplifts herself and others.

  • Becoming Business Bilinguals Monday Aug 16 2021

    Nearly sixty-five percent of BYU students speak a second language, and BYU ranks third in the nation for the most graduates with foreign language degrees. For bilingual students who want to couple their language skills with business knowledge, the global business and literacy minor offered by the Whitmore Global Business Center (GBC) at the BYU Marriott School of Business can help students accomplish that goal.

  • From Apple to Anthropology Wednesday Aug 11 2021

    The journey to becoming the first-ever chief operating officer and chief safety officer for the Natural History Museum of Utah was not one that Abby Curran expected. Curran says she owes her success to the MBA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business and her life experiences that taught her to never stop improving.

  • Crossing an Ocean for Her Career Monday Aug 09 2021

    Although Emily Gertsch's career path eventually led her to the medical field, the BYU Marriott alum still applies her accounting skills from the School of Accountancy (SOA) to her current position as a medical director for F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG.

  • Skiing the Slopes of Childhood Dreams Wednesday Aug 04 2021

    While entrepreneurship has been a lifelong goal for Nathan Miller, he did not fully commit to his dreams until listening to a guest speaker in one of his classes at the BYU Marriott School of Business. The speaker motivated Miller, who is now a senior, to overcome self-doubt and start a business that combines his education with his passion for the outdoors, resulting in winter apparel with a unique mission.

  • On a Mission to Cause Change Monday Aug 02 2021

    When she was eleven years old, Autumn Clark read an article about modern-day slavery and felt something spark within her. From that moment on, she became passionate about social innovation and making a difference in the lives of others. This interest eventually led her to the information systems (IS) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, where she now strives to solve problems using her technological expertise.

  • Finding a New Home Friday Jul 30 2021

    Many college students leave behind the comforts of home when they head off to school. When Alexis Rankin arrived at BYU as a transfer student, she chose to give up the comforts of the career she grew up thinking she would pursue. Despite this big change, Rankin was able to attend student association meetings at the BYU Marriott School of Business, which helped her find a new career path as a human resource management student.

  • Invested and Impactful Teaching Wednesday Jul 28 2021

    Whether he’s teaching students in a classroom or coaching his players from the sidelines of a volleyball court, BYU Marriott School of Business accounting alum RJ Mattei loves learning and teaching in many forms.

  • Learning How to Help Others Monday Jul 26 2021

    The more Breann Hunt learns about social impact causes, the more she envisions businesses changing the way they operate forever. The BYU Marriott School of Business strategy senior hopes to change the industry as a social impact consultant who helps businesses take on bigger roles in making a difference in their communities. Hunt is studying strategic management at BYU Marriott because she believes the program will give her the tools to help companies make those changes.

  • A Sweeter Side of Business Wednesday Jul 21 2021

    Inspired by his father, Carlos Valles moved from Mexico to the United States to study at the BYU Marriott School of Business and launch his career. Now working as a brand manager for The Hershey Company, the marketing alum is fueled by his passion for business and influential experiences at BYU Marriott. 

  • Lifting Others a World Away Monday Jul 19 2021

    In 1984, a young Colby Wright watched the BYU football team win the national championship after beating the University of Michigan in the Holiday Bowl. Watching the team’s improbable run to the top proved to be an inspiring catalyst in Wright’s life as he later attended BYU. Years later, Wright is now back at BYU as a professor of finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business, though not because of his love for the football team, but because of the exceptional students he works with on a regular basis. He is also grateful for the character principles BYU Marriott is built on, which he strives to live by running a nonprofit for higher education in the Philippines.

  • The Confidence to Overcome Challenges Friday Jul 16 2021

    As an undergraduate student at BYU, Christine Parks initially joined the accounting program simply because she enjoyed the subject of accounting. Now as a MAcc student at the School of Accountancy (SOA) at BYU Marriott School of Business, Parks loves the accounting program for additional reasons, namely, the unique opportunities that the program gives her to interact with other people.