Benefits of Being a Business Scholar

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Company Visits and Learning Abroad

The Business Scholars program travels to a variety of cities every Fall and also holds a Leadership Conference in Zions National Park during the Spring. Cities visited have included Portland, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.  While traveling, students have the unique opportunity to visit companies such as Google, Nike, Chick-Fil-A, and more while networking with executives who work within these companies. Business Scholars also have opportunities to visit companies in Utah like the Utah Jazz and Les Olson.

As a Business Scholar, students have access to multiple travel opportunities ranging from one-week international trips to semester long study abroad programs. In the past, the program has traveled to places such as Seoul, Shanghai, London, Paris, Amsterdam and more.

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“Never had I been so excited to see what a company had to offer. Sitting down with a panel of Nike executives who were kind enough to take a portion of their day to discuss their jobs was amazing; it almost made me change my major. I would highly recommend it to anyone else.”

– Zoe Wadge, Business Scholar

Major Exploration and Professional Development

Students in the Business Scholars Program go through a curriculum specifically designed to introduce them to every major available in the David Eccles School of Business. After learning about a major, students will do a hands-on project and presentation related to that major and field. By doing so, students will get a better understanding of what they are passionate about and which major they would like to declare. Students who choose their major earlier and stick with it are much more likely to graduate faster.

Professional development is one of the core learning objectives within the Business Scholars program. Students learn how to write professionally, build a professional resume, interview, give presentations and more. As a result, Business Scholars are more adequately prepared to take on a competitive job market. This is why 89% of Business Scholars graduates have jobs after graduation and have starting salaries of $53,000.

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Scholarships

On average, 80% of Business Scholars will receive a scholarship from the Business Scholars program or the University of Utah. In addition to scholarships offered by the University of Utah, there are a number of scholarships available specifically for students in the Business Scholars program. All applicants will be considered for these scholarships and decisions will be made based on information provided in the program application. We will award the Business Scholars scholarships after the University of Utah releases their scholarship decisions.

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