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Joel Peterson headlines 30th Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

2020-09-23T10:47:50-06:00September 23rd, 2020|

How do you go from having an idea to running a profitable and enduring business? Joel Peterson spoke about how to accomplish this using the concepts from his new book Entrepreneurial Leadership at the 30th Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation last Monday. Hosted by the David Eccles School of Business, Peterson had the opportunity to address a select group of students in-person with [...]

Network, learn, and make life-long friends with Eccles student clubs

2020-09-23T11:31:53-06:00September 22nd, 2020|

One of the best things a college student can do is get involved within the community around them, and a great way to do that is through student clubs. Kerry Larson, a junior in Finance and vice president of recruitment for the Finance Club, credits her involvement in the club with helping her fully jump into her Major and the Business School. “Finance [...]

Eccles School faculty and staff embody #WeGiveWednesday

2020-09-22T16:15:01-06:00September 22nd, 2020|

Do you recognize any of these faces? Bet you do!  Many of you may have seen these individuals passionately lecturing in front of your class, leading your Zoom discussion, or even walking past you in the hallway. The generous donors highlighted today represent a small portion of the countless other Eccles faculty and staff members who give back to the students they educate. [...]

Opportunity Scholars kick off their Fall Peer Mentoring Program

2020-09-22T17:50:29-06:00September 21st, 2020|

Earlier this month, Opportunity Scholars held its Fall peer mentoring kick-off event. Peer-to-peer mentoring is an important aspect of the Opportunity Scholars experience. Seniors and juniors are paired with freshman and sophomore students to provide support and direction throughout the academic year. These supportive, coaching relationships are unique, as mentors know almost exactly what their new classmates are facing. After all, they've recently been [...]

Utah Ethical Leadership Awards announced

2020-09-18T11:04:39-06:00September 18th, 2020|

Nine businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2020 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical [...]

Can the global economy keep up with our rapidly aging population?

2020-09-17T11:07:13-06:00September 17th, 2020|

How does the world pay for things like health care and social security with an increasingly aging population? It's a big question, but the Eccles School's Derek Hoff literally wrote the book on the subject. “The argument is that if you don’t have steadily rising populations you can’t have economic growth, and there is this crisis for social support systems of too many old [...]

‘Dirty jobs’ paper wins Academy of Management Journal Impact Award

2020-09-17T11:03:58-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Congratulations are in order for Glen Kreiner, professor of Management at the Eccles School. His paper “Normalizing dirty work: Managerial tactics for countering occupational taint,” has won the first Impact Award from the Academy of Management Journal. The award recognizes AMJ articles that have the potential to make the greatest impact by answering research questions that are important for society. The award committee considered [...]

Will we ever go back to the office again or is it remote from now on?

2020-09-17T10:59:52-06:00September 17th, 2020|

The benefits of remote working are winning over employees and — surprisingly — managers, making telework one of the bright points of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the experience is largely dependent on the employees' home situation, says Eccles School management researcher Glen Kreiner. “The biggest issues are usually found in differences at the level of the individual. Some people are just not cut out [...]

COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities

2020-09-16T15:30:18-06:00September 16th, 2020|

Study co-authors Tiana Rogers, Ph.D., and Charles Rogers, Ph.D. A new study co-authored by Tiana Rogers, a Program Manager for Sorenson Impact Center’s Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation team, found that Black people disproportionally work in nine essential occupations that increase their exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. “I find it ironic that the people we depend on as essential workers [...]

Salt Lake Chamber honors Eccles School as Community Partner of the Year

2020-09-16T15:53:03-06:00September 15th, 2020|

The Salt Lake Chamber named the David Eccles School of Business its Community Partner of the Year at its annual meeting earlier this month. The Eccles School and the Utah Community Builders arm of the Chamber partnered as the COVID-19 pandemic hit to work together to provide students who had lost their internships with experience and provide local businesses with workers who could help [...]

Eccles School’s Student Investment Fund hits $1 million mark

2020-09-11T12:50:04-06:00September 14th, 2020|

The Student Investment Fund at the David Eccles School of Business hit the $1 million mark on Aug. 5, 2020. “I am really excited to reach the $1 million threshold,” said Elizabeth Tashjian, a professor of Finance and faculty advisor of the Student Investment Fund. “Although it is an arbitrary number, it says to our students, our alumni, and employers that the students have [...]

Navigating your way to valuable mentorships

2020-09-03T21:58:15-06:00September 3rd, 2020|

College is all about navigation – navigating classes, majors, future career paths, social life, and more independence. While your time in college is full of many wonderful and memorable experiences, we also know higher education is an investment, and we’re dedicated to providing the services you need to help navigate your path. Mentorships can be a key aspect of this. Good mentors can [...]

Opportunity Scholars give 300 service hours during fall service project

2020-09-02T09:30:18-06:00September 2nd, 2020|

The Opportunity Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business works to establish a culture of service. "Not only does service address a significant need in the community," said Program Manager Latu Kinikini, "but it also enriches the educational experience for our scholars by bringing them together and giving back to the community." And the Opportunity Scholars certainly delivered during their Fall Semester [...]

Eccles Undergraduate Advising update on CR/NC

2020-08-26T18:33:42-06:00August 26th, 2020|

As students return to classes, we want to remind you of the grading policies within the David Eccles School of Business. As of this 2020 Fall Semester, the grading policy has returned to its original guidelines: all students must receive a C- or higher in business courses. CR/NC will not be accepted. We would like to remind students that Spring and Summer 2020 [...]

Workaround for Zoom login issue many face on Monday, Aug. 24

2020-08-24T08:42:48-06:00August 24th, 2020|

Zoom is experiencing a nationwide issue that is making logging in appear to not be working for some users. However, we have found a workaround so you can log in to your Zoom classes today if you have any. Please watch the one-minute video below to see how the easy workaround functions. You will need to copy/paste the meeting ID if you want to [...]

5 things you’ll learn in our new Online Learning Assistance course

2020-08-21T17:09:41-06:00August 21st, 2020|

The Office for Student Engagement & Assessment has released a new Canvas course to help Eccles students prepare for online learning. The Eccles Online Learning Assistance Course gives you the resources you need to maximize opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. 5 things you will learn by taking this course Hosting and participating in Zoom calls This module outlines etiquette when participating [...]

New Hey U Episode! Northwestern Mutual: How to set yourself apart

2020-08-21T14:10:38-06:00August 21st, 2020|

In their most recent episode, the Hey U Podcast team had the opportunity to sit down with two representatives from Northwestern Mutual: Todd Grabner, managing partner at the firm, and Jared Shumway, director of internship development. Grabner and Shumway gave some valuable practical advice, speaking about topics such as financial planning, development of skills, and overall insight for students looking to get a [...]

Welcome Back to Fall Semester 2020!

2020-08-21T11:46:16-06:00August 21st, 2020|

Welcome back to school and to the David Eccles School of Business! We all know this is going to be a semester to remember, and one for the history books. Despite all that is going on, the faculty and staff at the Eccles School are here to support you through every step of your educational journey! Check out the video below as we welcome [...]

Check out the first episode of the Office for Student Inclusion Podcast

2020-08-17T10:54:53-06:00August 17th, 2020|

The Office for Student Inclusion at the David Eccles School of Business recently launched the first episode of its student podcast. The Office for Student Inclusion Podcast highlights First Ascent and Opportunity Scholars alumni and their stories.  This episode features First Ascent Scholar Eric Jara as he sits down for a friendly discussion with recent alum James Mordue. In this 30-minute podcast, Mordue [...]

Techtronic Industries: Growing and Hiring Amidst a Global Pandemic

2020-08-10T13:21:03-06:00August 7th, 2020|

Milwaukee, Dirt Devil, and Ryobi are all well-known brands of the not-so-well-known Techtronic Industries or TTI Group. Tracy Brown, Salt Lake Regional Manager for TTI, spoke at the Doers Hired Summer Career Fair hosted by Business Career Services (BCS). This event sought to connect students with potential careers and internships. She led an insightful info session generating interest in the areas of sales, [...]

Government will need to extend support if another shutdown happens

2020-08-05T16:06:01-06:00August 5th, 2020|

It's no secret that COVID-19 has decimated the economy. But the hoped-for V-shaped recovery does not seem to be forthcoming, says Eccles School Finance Professor Jonathan Brogaard. He predicts more defaults and says the government may need to extend support to keep large segments of the economy from failing. Read his full comments in Newsweek.

Utah’s young population contributes to relatively low COVID-19 death rate

2020-07-29T11:56:28-06:00July 29th, 2020|

July 29, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah’s relatively young population is contributing to a lower COVID-19 death rate than the nation as a whole. As of July 14, 2020, the CDC COVID Data Tracker reported the Utah and U.S. per-capita death rates as 7.0 and 41.3 per 100,000, respectively, a difference of 34.3. [...]

Black, Latinx residents pay higher property taxes than white counterparts

2020-07-23T11:19:36-06:00July 23rd, 2020|

Is your property tax evaluation racist? Probably so, according to new research from Eccles School economist Troup Howard. He and his co-author Carlos Avenancio-León of Indiana University looked at data from 118 million homes over the course of a decade, and found a huge "assessment gap" that shows Black and Latinx residents pay 10 to 13 percent more than white residents for the same [...]

Operations and Supply Chain Pandemic Response Challenge winners

2020-08-04T14:12:23-06:00July 20th, 2020|

The Operations and Supply Chain program recently concluded its COVID-19 Pandemic Response Challenge. The challenge tasked students with analyzing the response of their chosen company to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition to analyzing the challenges presented as a result of the global pandemic, participants also proposed solutions to tackle these challenges from an operations and supply chain perspective. Now, more than ever, companies need [...]

Doers Hired Summer Camp – Lessons from taking the Adventure Challenge

2020-07-20T13:28:21-06:00July 20th, 2020|

Business Career Services recently hosted the Doers Hired Summer Camp. This event featured both live and recorded career prep sessions containing tools and insights from our career coaches to help students land their dream jobs. The Adventure Challenge, an interactive session from Career Coaches Melissa Kraft and Suzy Shurtliff featured CliftonStrengths. This online talent assessment tool uncovers themes that explain how you most [...]