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Eccles students raise awareness of worldwide need for clean water

2020-11-30T12:44:27-07:00December 1st, 2020|

Student teams comprising a total of 72 students competed in the Eccles-WHOlives Social Impact Challenge, sponsored by Adobe from Oct. 15-23, 2020. This event was in partnership with WHOlives — a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people in Kenya and Uganda by providing access to clean water — Adobe, and the Information Systems program at the Eccles School. Student teams [...]

3 self-care tips for a successful Finals Week

2020-11-30T12:24:52-07:00November 30th, 2020|

The topic of mental health has been at the forefront of discussion this semester as we all continue to work through how remote working and learning affects us each differently. As we approach finals, this is especially true. While in years past we may have been able to hole ourselves up for a week in the house in a marathon study session, we’ve [...]

Student support and resources over Winter Break

2020-11-30T09:25:45-07:00November 30th, 2020|

Although classes may have gone online, there are many resources available to students, both on-campus and virtually throughout the online extension period (Nov. 26 - Dec. 12) and Winter Break (Dec. 13 - Jan. 15)! If you find yourself on campus during these breaks, there still are several resources available to you! Here's what open: On-Campus Resources Online extension period (Nov. 26-Dec. 12) [...]

AMA Panel: Utah offers great outdoor industry careers

2020-11-24T10:09:01-07:00November 30th, 2020|

On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the University of Utah hosted an Outdoor Industry Marketing Panel. The AMA event highlighted professionals in the outdoor industry, who gave some great insights into the work that they do, as well as some advice to students interested in outdoor industry careers. The panel featured two women who have a passion for [...]

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with some of our alumni!

2020-11-30T09:17:55-07:00November 27th, 2020|

This year it is more important than ever that we shop small and support our alumni-owned small businesses! With each purchase you make from a small business, you help create a more vibrant community. Check out our 2020 Alumni Small Business Holiday gift guide to get some inspiration for your loved ones and make sure to head over to our @EcclesAlumni Instagram to let [...]

New study: Statewide mask requirements save lives, livelihoods

2020-11-24T15:48:23-07:00November 24th, 2020|

Researchers at the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis have found that statewide mask requirements not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19, but they also spur more economic activity, while countywide mask requirements actually depress economic activity. “The thing that really pops out,” said lead research Nathan Seegert, assistant professor of Finance at the Eccles School, “is that statewide mask mandates [...]

Eccles School MBAs reach finals in Adobe Analytics Challenge

2020-11-19T11:42:45-07:00November 19th, 2020|

For four of the past five years, MBA students from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah have competed in the final round of the Adobe Analytics Challenge. In that same period, students from the Eccles School have brought home the top prize twice. This year, Eccles Full-Time MBA students Izzy Beh, Jhana Aristondo, and Miranda Dennett took 4th place, [...]

Findings show female youth voters show up to cast their ballots

2020-11-19T10:37:57-07:00November 19th, 2020|

Originally published on Nov. 4, 2020 at Since 2014, youth voter turnout has been the most rapidly changing segment of eligible voting population participation rates, especially among young women. Voter turnout among 18- to 29-year-olds jumped from 20% in 2014 to 36% in 2018. This was the largest percentage point increase for any age group – a 79% increase. This swift increase [...]

Specialized Master’s Programs show 93%+ career placement, high salaries

2020-11-18T12:46:00-07:00November 18th, 2020|

Graduates in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah experienced strong career placements and high starting salaries despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Career placement rates ranged from 93% to 100%, and starting salaries showed the return on investment Specialized Master’s Program students received. The impressive statistics come from a combination of well-prepared graduates, a [...]

The dangerous virus sweeping through businesses – overconfidence

2020-11-17T13:23:00-07:00November 17th, 2020|

COVID-19 isn't the only thing catching in the workplace these days. Turns out, overconfidence also can spread like a virus and is highly contagious, according to research by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney and her co-authors. Learn how to keep yourself safe from falling into the overconfidence trap in Harvard Business Review.

Eccles ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review

2020-11-17T09:22:08-07:00November 17th, 2020|

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021. The new undergraduate ranking adds to a series of top 10 rankings for the Eccles School from organizations including US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. “Entrepreneurship is one of [...]

We’re thankful for our student and alumni Veterans!

2020-11-11T12:02:45-07:00November 11th, 2020|

Today we'd like to thank our Veterans for the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. Within the Eccles community, we have students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served in our nation's military. We are honored to know you and strive to live in a way that reflects our gratitude for all that you have done [...]

Eccles School Online MBA ranked No. 15 by Poets & Quants

2020-11-11T12:49:14-07:00November 9th, 2020|

The David Eccles School of Business ranks No. 15 in the 2021 online MBA rankings released today by Poets & Quants, a prominent source of management education news and rankings, and No. 8 among public schools. According to Nathan Allen, Poets & Quants special projects editor, this year’s ranking was “our most competitive online MBA ranking, with participation from 47 schools.” The number of participating schools is [...]

TEK Company Profiles: Sundance Institute and Health Catalyst

2020-11-06T17:43:00-07:00November 6th, 2020|

Last month, the Business Career Services (BCS) at the David Eccles School of Business hosted a career fair to give students insight into several companies that are currently hiring for jobs and internships. I had the privilege of attending the presentations and Q&A sessions of two companies: Sundance Institute and Health Catalyst. Sundance Institute is a nonprofit that works with up-and-coming film creators [...]

Ethics Club speaker focuses on values, grit, and grace for success

2020-11-05T09:56:55-07:00November 5th, 2020|

The Ethics Club and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its second virtual speaking event for students, staff, and faculty. Taking place this past Monday, Nov. 2, the event featured Laurel Bartmess, who focused on how values, grace, and grit always will predict your future success. Here are three key takeaways from this informative event: 1. [...]

U, Eccles offers support for coping with the elections

2020-11-03T16:42:52-07:00November 3rd, 2020|

This election season has been divisive and contentious at times, and it is taking a toll on many people's mental health. Several campus entities are sponsoring events on Tuesday and in the days that follow to explain the results and offer support to those who may need it. Some of these include: ASUU Stress Buster Week, Nov. 3-11, featuring a variety of support groups, self-care tips, [...]

‘Leadership is stewardship’: Opportunity Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat

2020-10-28T09:21:10-07:00October 28th, 2020|

“At the end of the day, people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou This quote highlights the overall theme of the Opportunity Scholars Annual Leadership Retreat. Held virtually earlier this month, the event brought in speakers and alumni Annie Leither, VP Sponsorships, Zions Bank, and Erumis Ureña, Executive Officer, U.S. Foreign [...]

Creating your own career: Women in entrepreneurship

2020-10-26T14:31:34-07:00October 27th, 2020|

The Women in Entrepreneurship Alumnae Panel brought together creative minds from across the University of Utah to share their experiences as real-world entrepreneurs. Participants included Camryn Polansky of the Lassonde Founders student group; Juliana Duran, small-business owner and entrepreneur; Anne Bastien, Program Director at Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Justin Kahn, Instructor in the Master of Business Creation program at the David Eccles School of [...]

Executive MBA Program ranks Top 20 in the United States

2020-10-26T09:22:37-07:00October 26th, 2020|

The Executive MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is again ranked among the world’s best according to this year’s rankings by the Financial Times. The program ranked No. 4 in the West, No. 19 nationally, and No. 94 globally (up from No. 98 globally in 2019). It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in [...]

Ethics Club speaker guides students on how to find ethical companies

2020-10-19T18:22:11-07:00October 19th, 2020|

This past week, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and the Ethics Club at the David Eccles School of Business hosted a virtual event for students, staff, and faculty, featuring Erica Cuttitta as she discussed how to find ethical companies. Here are three key takeaways from her presentation: More than half of U.S. workers define their current company as having an ethical culture. While [...]

Business Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat in Midway

2020-10-13T09:23:37-07:00October 13th, 2020|

Business Scholars recently held their Leadership Retreat in Midway, Utah. This annual retreat is normally held in Zion National Park; however, the pandemic required a pivot and provided a unique experience closer to home. This fun single-day conference allowed students to make lasting friendships, enjoy the beautiful Utah scenery, and learn from amazing keynote speakers — all while being socially distant. To start [...]

First Ascent Scholars hold sophomore retreat

2020-10-12T09:54:58-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Recently, our First Ascent Sophomore Scholars held their annual Fall Retreat on campus. While this year’s socially distanced event may have looked a little different compared to the cozy cabin retreat in years past, students still were able to reconnect in person, learn more about each other, and expand their leadership development skills through the Social Change Model introduced to them Freshman year.  [...]

Careers at Maverik: The adventure of a lifetime

2020-10-07T10:31:29-07:00October 7th, 2020|

The Gear-Up: Operations and Supply Chain Online Career Fair brought in companies from around Utah, with employment opportunities throughout the U.S. At a time where jobs seem a little harder to come by, it was exciting to see so many companies attending college recruiting events and actively hiring. Among the companies represented, Maverik hosted a few sessions that gave valuable insight into what [...]

First Ascent Scholars gives their annual family BBQ a non-traditional makeover

2020-09-30T19:14:22-07:00September 30th, 2020|

With 51 current students and 14 alumni, the First Ascent Scholars Program has created a supportive, safe environment for 65 students at the David Eccles School of Business. Currently entering its sixth year, the program always has emphasized the important role that familial and community support plays in each student's academic journey. "The journey is not always easy," said Victoria Cabal, director of [...]