Crisp fall air, delicious French toast and a chance to learn about the different majors at the David Eccles School of Business — it must be time for Breakfast with the Business Scholars.

This semi-annual event allows prospective Business Scholars to meet current students and discuss their time at the University of Utah, and more specifically, their Eccles experience.

As students arrived, they immediately smelled fall in the air. Delicious French toast was packed on platters. Eccles Ambassador Derek Leavitt said that the French toast was as “thick as a textbook and as scrumptious as grandma’s pumpkin pie.” The students enjoyed the free breakfast catered by Kneaders Café. More than 60 prospective students attended the Business Scholar Breakfast with their parents. We look forward to recruiting more students to come next semester in February.

The students came to the Breakfast event from all over the United States, with a few from outside of the country. There were kids ranging from areas like Los Angeles, Oregon and even France. There was a representative from each major at the event and they found prospective students that were interested or already involved in majors like QAMO, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Entrepreneurship and Finance. Students were assured that there is plenty of room for anyone in any major they might find interesting.

The parents and students heard from several advisors about the Business Scholar program and how they can enhance their Eccles experience when they arrive. Advisors like Lauren Dumke went into great depth about what to expect from the program itself and what the students can get out of it after their four years at the University.

The event concluded with the parents and students asking numerous questions about the general experience that they would have by coming to the University of Utah. Questions were asked about career opportunities in the Salt Lake City area and what Business Scholars do at an extra-curricular level. There is no doubt that the Eccles School is quite impressive, but on top of the amazing opportunities, both students and parents were left wanting tours of both the Eccles School and Lassonde Studios. Lassonde Studios is now known world-wide as one of the greatest entrepreneur institutes on a college campus. One of the parents said that she and her daughter have “heard so much about [Lassonde Studios]. It sounds truly incredible.”

As the breakfast came to a close, the prospective students had excitement written all over their faces. The Breakfast with the Business Scholars event is a wonderful opportunity to network with upperclassmen, receive sound advice on the program itself and how to manage your way through your career at the David Eccles School of Business, all while enjoying some tasty food.

The next Breakfast with the Business Scholars event is on February 24. Come and join the current Business Scholars to answer any questions that you have about the University of Utah and your personal Eccles Experience.