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Student Spotlight

Read what BYU Marriott students are doing and how their experiences help them be successful

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A Flight Path Less Traveled

November 30, 2023
Joseph Edmund, a member of the BYU Air Force ROTC, has worked hard over the past 10 years to make his dream of becoming a US fighter pilot a reality.
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Reaching a Y in the Road

November 22, 2023
The first time senior Tehani Travis applied for a major at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she was sure it was the right path for her—but she didn’t get in. The next year, after much preparation, she applied to two majors and got into both. In front of her, two paths extended into the future, and she had to make a choice.
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Far from Home

October 23, 2023
Although Malissa Fifita now lives far from her native Tonga, she keeps her family and her culture close as she pursues her MPA at BYU Marriott.
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Lessons from a Family of 17

October 03, 2023
One of 15 children, Trixie Judd spent much of her childhood helping raise her younger siblings. Now at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Judd feels at home in the strategy program, where leadership, hard work, and close bonds are valued—just as they were growing up.
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From Duty to Service

September 14, 2023
From active-duty commission to serving as a member of the Army Reserves, Jared Sturgell is earning his MBA at BYU Marriott while assisting BYU’s Army ROTC.
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Guided Abroad

August 18, 2023
Information systems student Mason Perry has seen how unexpected opportunities can lead to life changing moments.
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Running with a New Plan

August 14, 2023
Finance student and Brigham Young University track runner Kate Thomas found how to change course when life put unexpected hurdles in her way.
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A Family of Camaraderie

August 04, 2023
Far from her family and home back in Maryland, Alayna Grossnickle found comfort and camaraderie in the BYU Army ROTC.
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Dual Major, Dual Motivations

July 05, 2023
Double majoring in marketing and anthropology, Skylar Oreno prioritizes his education on people.
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Zipping through Experiences

May 23, 2023
Katelyn Bell, a senior in the ExDM program at BYU Marriott, helped plan the launch for the Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, which included a zipline across Brigham Square on campus.
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Forging Her Own Path

April 27, 2023
For Ashley Whitesides, pursuing her passions has led her in unexpected directions. As she graduates from BYU Marriott, she’s carving out a unique route for herself.
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Ropin' Heels and Wheelin' Deals

April 19, 2023
Mason Dahl, a seventh-generation cattleman and senior in the strategic management program, sees himself as the future cowboy strategist of the beef industry.
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Leading With Compassion

April 11, 2023
To BYU Marriott student Abby Ebert, the human resource management program has encouraged her to step out of her comfort zone and lead with compassion.
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A Fiery Passion For Environmental Change

March 22, 2023
BYU Marriott student Danny Dudley studies strategy to bring his passion for environmental conservation issues to business.
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Time, Treasure, and Talents

March 03, 2023
Mom of four Liz Mumford knows her way around the school system. Elected to the Davis Board of Education, Mumford is a student in the MPA program
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Fashioning a Supply Chain Career

February 15, 2023
Searching for a career where she could pursue her passions and use her skills, Lexi Shaw turned to the BYU Marriott School of Business and discovered an unlikely candidate: global supply chain management (GSCM). This program helped Shaw, now a senior
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The Call of Leadership

February 08, 2023
When she was in fourth grade, Michaela Horn wanted to run for class president. So when the sign-up sheet landed on her desk, she wrote her name down.
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An Education Led by Intuition

January 27, 2023
After working for politicians in Utah and studying theology in Boston, Chris Coombs followed his intuition to the BYU Marriott School of Business.
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Priceless Savings and Relationships

January 09, 2023
Two years ago, Isaac Briganti had no idea what to major in. Now, thanks to the GSCM program, he has gained impressive experience and a full-time offer with Grainger.
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Confidence and K-Dramas

January 05, 2023
As she looks forward to graduation in April 2023, Shayna Oh looks back on the last five years with gratitude for what she has felt and learned at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
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Passion for Purpose

December 15, 2022
Ashley Wallace's passion for service and learning has led her from the cliffs of Ireland to the people of Madagascar.
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