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Invest in your financial well-being with this free resource on campus

2022-11-28T09:34:28-07:00November 28th, 2022|

Are your finances in need of a tune-up? You may need a better plan to pay for tuition, advice on budgeting wisely, or answers about the student loan forgiveness program. The Financial Wellness Center on campus is here to help! Located in the Olpin Student Union Building, Room 317, the Financial Wellness Center offers one-on-one coaching, financial education, tools, resources, and even help [...]

Congrats to the ethics undergraduate case competition winners!

2022-11-25T15:49:57-07:00November 20th, 2022|

Students from the David Eccles School of Business participated in near-record numbers in this academic year's Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Undergraduate Case Competition. Fourteen teams participated in the competition, which was held in the GARFF Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 18. Student contended with a hypothetical, real-world situation regarding private medical information overheard in a workplace. The teams each had a couple of weeks [...]

Undergrad entrepreneurship ranked No. 2 in the West by Princeton Review

2022-11-15T18:03:38-07:00November 15th, 2022|

Congratulations to the undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. The Princeton Review just ranked our entrepreneurship program No. 2 in the West and No. 5 overall for 2023. The Eccles School's Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute have created an incredible partnership that provides exceptional experiences for students who want to start their [...]

Ready, set, go! 2022 Eccles Careers Week

2022-11-11T19:01:17-07:00November 11th, 2022|

Business Career Services at the David Eccles School of Business recently hosted it's annual Careers Week. Students attended skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, networking, LinkedIn, and negotiation - then put those skills to use at the Doers Hired: Business Career Fair. The largest career fair of the semester featured twenty-two companies, including TTI, Maverick, FDIC, Goldman Sachs, and Target, allowing [...]

Eccles students use design and creativity to raise awareness for clean water worldwide

2022-11-11T11:09:58-07:00November 10th, 2022|

Crisp, fresh mountain stream water on demand from our tap is one of the huge luxuries that comes with being nestled in the Wasatch Mountains. But not everyone is so lucky.  The Information Systems program at the Eccles School partnered with Adobe and WHOlives to host a competition where student teams create a website to promote the WHOlives’ mission. WHOlives is a non-profit organization [...]

Eccles Entrepreneur Susma Gurung supports young entrepreneurs with Off the Rack

2022-11-09T16:30:34-07:00November 9th, 2022|

Off The Rack focuses on creating a place and platform for creative student entrepreneurs, like founder Susma Gurung. The goal is to "provide young entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain exposure for their sustainable business or startup," says Gurung. Set up in a flea market format and located on the University of Utah campus, Off the Rack started with seven vendors in February of [...]

First Ascent Scholars find adventure and community

2022-11-09T15:27:53-07:00November 9th, 2022|

The First Ascent Program has been busy with its scholars! They recently took their first-year students to Moab to camp over fall break. This trip allows students to disconnect with the world, be one with nature, and make stronger connections with their fellow First Ascent peers. Students got the chance to engage in different curricular activities that focused on social change, leadership, citizenship, [...]

Yale professor details importance of CEO integrity to success

2022-11-27T17:41:43-07:00November 7th, 2022|

Yale Associate Professor Thomas Steffen addressed the importance of CEO integrity to business success on Nov. 4, 2022. Steffen presented findings from his research on the importance of integrity for CEOs. In an IBM survey from 2010 of 1,500 CEOs in 60 countries and 33 industries, the top two traits CEOs valued in their leadership qualities were creativity first and integrity a close second. [...]

Professor McKenzie Rees shares how to stay ethical during a negotiation

2022-11-27T16:34:23-07:00November 4th, 2022|

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and the Ethics Club hosted Kenzie Rees, an assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resources at Brigham Young University to discuss “Being an Ethical Negotiator: The Benefits and How to Get Them.” During her Nov. 2 presentation to more than 300 students in-person and online, Rees emphasized that everyone engages in negotiations on a nearly daily basis. She [...]

BLinc and ALPFA partner for inclusive learning event

2022-11-04T16:08:56-06:00November 4th, 2022|

The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and one of five student affinity groups at the David Eccles School of Business. ALPFA hosts many events throughout the academic year, such as panels with industry professionals, seminars, and workshops on how to build LinkedIn profiles (and resumes), along with hosting volunteer opportunities. ALPFA's mission is "to empower and develop Latino men and women [...]

New Hey U Podcast: Operations and Supply Chain Management with Maverik

2022-11-03T20:21:47-06:00November 3rd, 2022|

What is your favorite road trip snack? Regardless of your preference for salty or sweet, chances are you've stopped at a Maverik to snag your go-to treat. Look no further than the newest episode of the Hey U podcast if you've ever wondered how these items make it from their distributors onto Maverik's shelves. In this Operations and Supply Chain-centered episode titled "OSC- [...]

Four resources to help you ace your exams

2022-10-27T17:30:51-06:00October 27th, 2022|

Exams can be stressful, especially if you are struggling with some of the concepts from your classes. Fortunately, there are several resources on campus to help you be successful. 1) Business Tutoring Center Your Eccles Experience includes free tutoring through the Business Tutoring Center. Located on the first floor of the SFEBB, in rooms 1173 and 1175, they offer virtual and in-person tutoring. [...]

2022 Eccles Gala brings the Eccles community together

2022-10-25T14:34:26-06:00October 25th, 2022|

Lights, camera, action! BLinc recently held its annual Eccles Gala. This event brought students, faculty, and alumni together to connect over dinner from Olive Garden and Thirst. There was also an opportunity drawing - Cotopaxi backpacks and two Amazon Echo Dots! We would like to recognize our traditions team who made Eccles Gala happen; Julie Paredes-Pozas (Director of Eccles Traditions), Sally Tran (Associate [...]

Executive MBA Program ranks Top 20 in the United States

2022-10-17T17:03:26-06:00October 16th, 2022|

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. 3 in the West, No. 19 nationally, and No. 86 globally (up from No. 93 globally in 2021). It remains the only school in Utah to be ranked in [...]

Doers Give Back! Announcing the new EDI Leadership Award

2022-10-06T16:54:05-06:00October 6th, 2022|

Our Eccles community recently came together to make 234 dog toys for a local animal shelter — and grab a bowl of CupBop — during Pups & Cups, BLinc's (your Business Student Government) first service project of the year! Service projects are important to the Eccles community because it helps students have the opportunity to become effective and inspirational members of their community. [...]

Opportunity Scholars partner with companies for NEW! mentorship program

2022-10-04T09:58:22-06:00October 4th, 2022|

In partnership with Business Career Services, Opportunity Scholars recently launched a new mentorship program for scholars within the program. This program kicked off in October, bringing several employers to campus to connect with these first-generation students regarding their career journeys and experience. Part of the event featured speed networking, allowing mentors to rotate between tables of three to four students. As a result, [...]

Eccles School’s First Ascent community bonds over kickball and BBQ

2022-09-27T11:45:39-06:00September 27th, 2022|

The First Ascent Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business kicked off the new semester with their annual First Ascent Family BBQ. Students, families, mentors, and program leaders gathered to get to know each other, build community, and have some fun. This year's event was held at Poplar Grove Park and featured activities such as ring toss, corn hole, soccer, and [...]

Eccles student receives prestigious Obama-Chesky Scholarship

2022-09-26T16:46:22-06:00September 26th, 2022|

Abukar Hassan, a double major in entrepreneurship and finance and a First Ascent Scholar, has been named one of only 100 students to earn the inaugural Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service — also known as the Voyager Scholarship — funded by the Obama Foundation and Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO. He is the only student in Utah to earn this scholarship. Barack and [...]

ATTN: First-Year Students! It’s time to register for MAP

2022-09-26T13:33:32-06:00September 26th, 2022|

To enroll in 2023 Spring Semester classes, all new freshmen business students must attend a group advising session as part of the Milestone Advising Program (MAP). The University of Utah created MAP to ensure every student utilizes their major's advising office at key points during their college experience. Students who connect with academic advising regularly are more likely to graduate. During this session, [...]

How Leadership, Trust, and Integrity Intersect

2022-11-02T21:50:44-06:00September 22nd, 2022|

When working to earn an MBA, you learn more than hard skills such as data analysis and marketing. You also spend a significant amount of time learning soft skills such as leadership abilities. As a leader, gaining trust from those you manage is crucial to success and motivation. Possibly the most important way to earn trust is by acting with integrity. The intersection between [...]

Bites with BLinc

2022-10-25T14:37:29-06:00September 21st, 2022|

Donut mind if I do! This past Wednesday, BLinc held its first monthly Bites With BLinc tabling event. The event was filled with lots of students, questions, and donuts – courtesy of Fresh Donuts & Deli! For Bites With BLinc, our mission is to receive student feedback and incorporate it into our initiatives, projects, and events. Student feedback is critical because we want [...]

University breaks ground on new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter

2022-10-03T14:25:47-06:00September 16th, 2022|

The groundbreaking celebration of the new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter was an event befitting this exciting new campus landmark. Campus leaders including David Eccles School of Business Dean, Rachel Hayes, and University of Utah President, Taylor Randall, were joined by Epicenter anchor donors Bob and Lynette Gay and Jim and Krista Sorenson, to don hard hats, pick up shovels, and officially launch the university’s [...]

Ryan Smith shares success strategies at Convocation

2022-09-16T10:19:47-06:00September 16th, 2022|

The atmosphere at the David Eccles School of Business felt a little bit like game night at Vivint Arena last week as we welcomed Ryan Smith, founder and executive chairman of Qualtrics and owner of the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake, as keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation. Smith started Qualtrics when he was a student at Brigham Young [...]

Four places to take a break near or around campus

2022-09-15T15:28:18-06:00September 15th, 2022|

The University of Utah is surrounded by a plethora of fitness opportunities, breathtaking visuals, and new experiences. Taking a break to explore will allow you to reward yourself after a day's worth of great work! 1) Utah Museum of Fine Arts Are you interested in visual art? The Utah Museum of Fine Arts offers a perfect opportunity to view a wide variety of [...]

Opportunity Scholars give back to the West Valley community

2022-09-15T15:14:38-06:00September 15th, 2022|

The Opportunity Scholars Program at the David Eccles School of Business kicked off a new academic year with a service project. "Service is one of the core values for Opportunity Scholars," says Latu Kinikini, Opportunity Scholars associate director. "It is who we are. We are proud to be a part of the community and always strive to give back." This year, students partnered [...]