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Need extra support? Check out five resources right here on campus

2021-12-06T09:21:49-07:00December 6th, 2021|

College life on a budget can be challenging, especially this time of year. The University of Utah provides a network of support — from food pantries to mental health services. Basic Needs Collective (BNC) The Basic Needs Collective is the central location on campus for resources related to food insecurity, unstable housing, health insurance, legal services, mental health, and more. They can connect [...]

Five resources you might not know about at the Marriott Library

2021-12-02T09:44:05-07:00December 2nd, 2021|

The Marriott Library is one of the best resources on campus. With five levels and more than 4 million books plus everything from lockers to a writing center — academic success is right around the corner. Check out these five resources you may not know about: 1) Knowledge Commons Knowledge Commons is an amazing student resource. Located on Level 2, you'll find electronic [...]

Eccles graduate students dive into Domo & Layton Construction Hackathon

2021-11-30T14:15:58-07:00November 30th, 2021|

The big, blue DOMO bus was on campus this fall, which signified the return of the DOMO & Layton Construction Hackathon hosted by the Information Systems department at the David Eccles School of Business.  For this competition, undergraduate and graduate students teams are presented with a real-world problem and are tasked to formulate a solution using the DOMO Business Intelligence (BI) platform and [...]

Eccles students get creative during Wednesdays at GARFF

2021-11-29T11:12:37-07:00November 29th, 2021|

The spirit of fall was in the air of the Garff Lobby. Hosting their weekly "Wednesdays at GARFF" event, student leaders Victoria Nguyen, Business Career Services, and Chloe Carr, Goff Strategic Leadership Center, brought their creativity to their Crimson Creations. Students attending the event had the opportunity to make one of three different crafts - a beaded bracelet, a detailed coloring page, or [...]

Finance major Sabah Sial named Rhodes Scholar

2021-11-29T08:23:39-07:00November 29th, 2021|

A huge congratulations to Finance major Sabah Sial, who was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars this month. Sial, a Sandy resident, was one of 2,300 U.S. applicants for this highly prestigious award. The award grants tuition and living expenses for two years of graduate study at Oxford University. Sial plans to study the intersection of finance, criminology, and criminal justice. She is the [...]

Opportunity Scholars gather with confidence, gratitude at annual luncheon

2021-11-24T10:57:32-07:00November 24th, 2021|

Opportunity Scholars at the David Eccles School of Business recently gathered with donors for their annual gratitude luncheon. Catered by Moki's Hawaiian Grill & Catering, students connected with each other and the generous donors who are so essential to their education and the program. After an introduction by program directors Rich Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, student ambassadors tackled the topic of confidence through [...]

Congrats to Natalie Gochnour, winner of the 2021 ATHENA Award!

2021-11-22T22:13:54-07:00November 22nd, 2021|

Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business, was honored last week by the Salt Lake Chamber with the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award is the Chamber's highest recognition for women in business, and it is presented to a woman who is an active Chamber member who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and [...]

Eccles students bust common career myths at Mythbusters!

2021-11-15T15:53:54-07:00November 15th, 2021|

Last week, more than 300 students discovered the truth behind common career myths at "Mythbusters," an all-day event sponsored by Business Career Services at the Eccles School. With workshops, games, prizes, food, and fun, students busted through misconceptions to set themselves on the path to discovering their true potential. The day started with an exciting opening ceremony, featuring the Genius, a.k.a. marketing coordinator, [...]

Opportunity Scholars gather for annual leadership retreat

2021-11-15T08:15:44-07:00November 15th, 2021|

Over Fall Break, Opportunity Scholars at the David Eccles School of Business gathered at the Zion Ponderosa and Ranch Resort for a weekend leadership retreat. During this annual event, students have the opportunity to explore their potential, strengthen their leadership skills, build community, and recharge as they focus on their academic path. Reflecting this year's theme, Looking Back and Moving Forward, Latu Kinikini, [...]

First Ascent Scholars connect at Arches National Park

2021-11-05T07:29:25-06:00November 5th, 2021|

Fall Break was a busy time for our First Ascent Scholars program. First-year and sophomore scholars headed up to Moab and Arches National Park for camping, canyoneering, rock climbing, and hiking. They also engaged in curricular activities focusing on leadership, identity, citizenship, and team-building. Disconnected from their phones, social media, and texting, students were able to connect not only with nature but with [...]

Could a new moniker for Facebook help falling stock prices?

2021-10-28T10:26:11-06:00October 28th, 2021|

A cosmetic name change often can help boost falling stocks, according to the Eccles School's Finance chair Michael Cooper. But as Facebook considers a name change, the practice is unlikely to help, Cooper said. That's because it is a huge, widely followed company. Read more about Cooper's research and what it could mean for the social media giant in MarketWatch.

Eccles student combines aviation, business at SOLJETS internship

2021-10-28T10:24:30-06:00October 28th, 2021|

Eccles student Sam Levine recently completed SOLJETS' first summer internship. Headquartered in Park City, Utah, SOLJETS is an international aircraft sales and acquisition firm. Levine worked as an analyst in their operations department where his responsibilities included conducting market research and compiling sales reports. “My internship at SOLJETS helped me narrow down my career search to know exactly what I want to pursue [...]

Mandatory mentorship could help keep poor performers on the job

2021-10-26T15:45:32-06:00October 26th, 2021|

Voluntary mentorship programs tend to reward those who are already primed for success — eager to learn, engaged, good collaborators. But what if companies required mentorship for new employees? The Eccles School's Nathan Seegert and his colleagues recently studied this question at a call center and found that those who were voluntarily in mentorship programs did not see a huge difference in success levels. [...]

Accounting firms, students connect in-person for first career fair of the year

2021-10-26T10:53:54-06:00October 26th, 2021|

More than 23 accounting firms gathered to meet our Eccles accounting undergraduate, graduate, and master’s students at our "Meet the Professionals" career fair. Companies in attendance included Deloitte, Grant Thornton, BKD CPAs & Advisors, KPMG LLP, and more. Looking for interns, assistants, and part- and full-time employees, these public accounting firms networked with accounting students while enjoying the view of Salt Lake City [...]

Grab some grub on campus!

2021-10-21T11:20:47-06:00October 21st, 2021|

If you’re hungry and looking for something new to try, you’ve come to the right place. The University of Utah has lots of places to grab some grub! Check out these seven spots on campus to satisfy any appetite. Food Trucks If you’re looking for something fun, food trucks are the perfect option. Located in the library plaza during lunchtime, there is a [...]

Announcing the Marriner S. Eccles Institute Rising Scholar in Finance Award for Ph.D. students

2021-10-18T11:02:17-06:00October 18th, 2021|

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is proud to announce the Marriner S. Eccles Institute Rising Scholar in Finance Award. Funded through the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis, the scholarship provides $5,000 per year for the first two years of the Eccles Ph.D. program. This generous award for Ph.D. students with an emphasis in [...]

Is a bad reputation a deal breaker? Not for some startups

2021-10-11T17:30:52-06:00October 11th, 2021|

An investor's bad reputation may not be a deterrent for startups seeking capital — as long as the investor stays out of the startup's business. A new paper from Bill Bill Schulze and Robert Wuebker shows that startups are willing to accept funds from venture capital firms embroiled in lawsuits. “The results are intriguing,” the authors said. “[They reveal] underexplored relationships between corporate reputation(s) [...]

Lost wallet? More money may mean you’ll see it again

2021-10-11T17:30:23-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Nothing can ruin your day quite like losing your wallet. But it turns out having larger amounts of cash may increase your chances that it gets returned. The Eccles School's David Tannenbaum and his colleagues "lost" wallets all over the world, and found that they were often returned, especially if there was money in them. "One clear pattern that emerged was, remarkably, wallets with [...]

Does a name change lead to a higher stock price?

2021-10-11T17:29:50-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Recently the stock that used to trade under the ticker CREE made a switch — and saw a healthy jump in their stock price. Is it a coincidence that the former CREE, now Wolfspeed trading as WOLF, outperformed the market after it changed? Probably not, according to Michael Cooper, Professor of Finance. A name like CREE carries no meaning, while WOLF has instant recognition [...]

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative honors students, faculty, staff

2021-10-09T15:13:38-06:00October 9th, 2021|

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its annual awards luncheon in September, honoring award recipients, interns, case competition winners, and more. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative's goal is to strengthen principle-based ethics education and instill a high standard of ethics in the next generation of business leaders. The Daniels Fund, based in Colorado, sponsors the [...]

First Ascent brings students, families, mentors together for annual Family BBQ

2021-09-29T15:57:10-06:00September 29th, 2021|

Students in the First Ascent Scholars program gathered earlier this month for their annual family BBQ. This event allows scholars, families, and mentors to reconnect and celebrate the start of a new year. This year's event was held outside on the GARFF patio and featured southern barbeque, lawn and table games, and great conversation. “I enjoyed sitting with my friends and eating dinner [...]

BLinc. teams up with the Hinckley Institute of Politics to get out the vote

2021-09-27T17:35:58-06:00September 27th, 2021|

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 28, 2021, Business Leaders Incorporated (BLinc.), recently partnered with the Hinckley Institute of Politics to work with students on registering to vote and check their voter registration status. On Sept. 13 and 20, BLinc. created a space in the Spencer Fox Eccles Building for students to connect, pick up some snacks, swag, and stickers [...]

Student club spotlight: Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

2021-09-27T10:14:27-06:00September 27th, 2021|

The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) was the first national organization focused on the development of Latino professionals and continues to provide men and women with opportunities for internships and jobs at the largest companies around the world. Their mission is “to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the [...]

Key donors come together to honor Taylor Randall with Presidential Chair

2021-10-22T10:52:28-06:00September 22nd, 2021|

The creation of the Taylor Randall Presidential Chair, thanks to the generosity of 40 donors, was announced Tuesday morning at the 31st annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation at the David Eccles School of Business. The chair honors Taylor Randall, who served as dean at the Eccles School from 2009-2021 and was named the 17th president of the University of Utah in August 2021. The [...]

5 Late-night dining places to try in Salt Lake City

2021-09-21T15:00:00-06:00September 21st, 2021|

If you’re new to Salt Lake City or just want to try something new, I am here to help. The University of Utah's host city offers an extremely wide (and delicious) variety of cuisines, so sometimes it can be hard to make a decision. If you’ve had a long week and want to go grab a late-night bite with friends, here are a [...]