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Three tips for adjusting to college life

2022-08-10T15:00:29-06:00August 10th, 2022|

Were you involved in high school activities and hope to stay just as involved at the University of Utah? Are you concerned about carving out time to focus on yourself or managing your finances for the first time? Here are a few tips below to help you adjust to your new college environment. 1) Get Involved! The University of Utah and the Eccles [...]

Five study habits to develop in your freshman year

2022-08-08T17:19:17-06:00August 8th, 2022|

Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. You may be worried about managing your time, studying, and keeping up with your grades. However, these worries are all facets that can be eased by using a proper study regime. Check out the tips below for study success! 1) Get organized Throughout college, you will have many things to stay on top of, [...]

Salt Lake City named one of the 15 best cities for job seekers

2022-07-27T12:10:17-06:00July 27th, 2022|

Salt Lake City's strong economy has once again landed it in the spotlight, this time on MoneyGeek's Top 15 Cities for Job Seekers list. "People want (a) affordability, (b) safety and (c) good work-life balance," said Phil Dean, Chief Economist & Public Finance Senior Research Fellow at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the David Eccles School of Business. Read Dean's full take [...]

New perspectives make an IMPACT via Howard and Utah partnership

2022-07-18T18:42:44-06:00July 18th, 2022|

What is IMPACT? IMPACT is a program at the University of Utah that is currently in partnership with Howard University, a Historically Black University, and a variety of corporate sponsors in Salt Lake City, Utah. This initiative focuses on internship, mentorship, professional development, academic achievement, community engagement, travel, and tourism. A cohort of students immerse themselves in a new environment as they dive [...]

What is Juneteenth? Emancipation, celebration, and reflection

2022-06-10T10:56:32-06:00June 10th, 2022|

Are you wondering why your classes are canceled on Monday, June 20, 2022? Juneteenth, which many people refer to as Freedom Day, is a new federal holiday that celebrates the freedom of those who were enslaved. Juneteenth is a day of emancipation, celebration, and reflection. What is Juneteenth? In the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves were to be [...]

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Steps Toward Allyship

2022-05-25T15:52:01-06:00May 25th, 2022|

Allyship is a term that sprung up within the last decade, a popular discussion topic within social justice spaces over the last couple of years. The definition of allyship is the act of a person of privilege standing in solidarity with marginalized communities to support ongoing efforts against systems of oppression. Allyship has a large role in creating an equitable environment and community. [...]

Eccles Business Career Services honors faculty mentors, department and corporate partners

2022-05-25T15:04:20-06:00May 25th, 2022|

Last month, Business Career Services (BCS) hosted its annual Faculty Career Mentor Awards to celebrate the outstanding support and partnership of faculty members, departments, and employers. Faculty are nominated by Eccles students, giving these mentorship awards special significance. Students stood to share stories about the impact these extraordinary educators have had in their lives and career decisions, highlighting what a big difference they make [...]

Eccles School sends first team to Oxford Map the System Competition

2022-05-19T10:56:20-06:00May 19th, 2022|

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity in the David Eccles School of Business is sending the first team from the University of Utah to the Map the System competition run by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford on June 17 – 19.  Map the System is a global competition focusing on using systems thinking to understanding some of [...]

First Ascent Scholars celebrate 2021-22 graduates with red-carpet event

2022-05-18T11:44:09-06:00May 18th, 2022|

First Ascent Scholars celebrated this year's graduates in red carpet style, complete with a formal dinner, unique stoles, and even a mini-gold statue. Surrounded by a community of peers, family, mentors, donors, and staff, each spoke words of gratitude and offered advice to their fellow scholars. Graduate Salmoon Masih offered the following advice to his fellow cohorts: Freshman "Welcome, you have been given a [...]

Celebrating 20 years of the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute

2022-05-10T09:05:50-06:00May 10th, 2022|

Twenty years ago, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute opened at the University of Utah with a budget of $50,000 and a question: what would happen if students were given a space to create and collaborate across disciplines, degrees and interests? The answer, it turns out, is a lot. In the past 20 years, Lassonde has set the pace for entrepreneurship programs across the country, reaching [...]

Exceptional leadership recognized at the 2021-22 Student Leadership Awards

2022-08-01T18:34:17-06:00May 4th, 2022|

Nearing the close of another academic year means many things - unpredictable weather, summer on the horizon, and the push of another finals season, to name a few. In addition, spring brings the annual Eccles Student Leadership Awards, presented by the BLinc team (the student government arm of the David Eccles School of Business) to recognize students and student groups exemplifying leadership and involvement [...]

Chief Supply Chain Officer shares recipes for a successful career

2022-05-02T13:52:31-06:00May 2nd, 2022|

The Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major at the Eccles School hosted the Network with the Professionals event, an ongoing series that brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to discuss careers and give advice to Eccles School students. Approximately 60 students gathered to hear from Jim Hardy, the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Traeger Pellet Grills and his team. Hardy’s team talked [...]

David Eccles School of Business announces new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter

2022-04-25T12:06:41-06:00April 25th, 2022|

(April 21, 2022) —The David Eccles School of Business is proud to announce a new building that will break ground this summer. The new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter is envisioned as a multidisciplinary hub for innovation, impact, and prosperity, which will provide student housing and office space for the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity and Sorenson Impact Center. The $114 million project is [...]

Congrats to 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

2022-04-21T11:30:15-06:00April 21st, 2022|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center and the Office for Student Inclusion at the David Eccles School of Business recently hosted the 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition. Sponsored by Dominion Energy, this annual competition allows students to strengthen their skills and work within a team to solve a business case focused on inclusion. This year's challenge came from Versatile Image, a local [...]

Finance Department memorializes alum Keefer Babbitt

2022-04-21T11:37:56-06:00April 21st, 2022|

Professor of Finance and Director of the Advanced Financial Analysis Program Elizabeth Tashjian led a ceremony in the Jack & Jeanne Okland Trading Floor on April 5 to dedicate a special workspace in memory of Finance alum Keefer Babbitt. Babbitt, who passed away in January of 2021, earned his degree in Finance from the David Eccles School of Business in 2015. He was a [...]

Rachel Hayes named Dean of the David Eccles School of Business

2022-04-19T15:19:49-06:00April 19th, 2022|

University of Utah Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Martell Teasley announced that Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the David Eccles School of Business for a two-year term. Hayes began serving as interim dean of the school in 2021 after former dean Taylor Randall was appointed as president of the U. Hayes, a professor in accounting, [...]

5 lessons from First Ascent alumna Anfissa Silva Smith

2022-04-14T17:49:50-06:00April 14th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business recently invited alumna Anfissa Silva Smith, CPA and former Senior Audit Manager of KPMG, to speak to First Ascent Scholars as part of their Alumni Dinner. This annual event allows students, faculty, and mentors to connect over dinner and shared experiences. Silva Smith shared her international journey — from Italy to Brazil to Utah — as she [...]

Goff Scholar launches alleyway concert series in SLC

2022-04-14T17:45:25-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Vishwa Srinivasan knew that Salt Lake City's alleyways could be used for more. So the Eccles School student pitched Salt Lake City officials his idea — using the alleyways for concerts. The city liked the idea so much that they gave Srinivasan a grant from the city's Arts, Culture, and Events Fund, and his pilot concert is set for May 21. Read the full [...]

Why you have to click that box to use Amazon coupons

2022-04-14T17:44:32-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Have you ever noticed that you have a coupon for an item in your Amazon shopping cart, but you have to click the little box to "cut" the coupon and use it? Turns out there's a reason those little money savers don't apply automatically — and it is a big moneymaker for the world's largest retailer. Forcing consumers to take that extra step to [...]

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Why It Matters

2022-03-29T14:48:14-06:00March 29th, 2022|

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in the blog series Amplifying Marginalized Voices, which aims to provide space for voices from marginalized backgrounds and inform readers about the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our lives. Have you ever felt discredited or wrongfully invalidated within a group? Well, according to a recent study, this behavior is not uncommon. [...]

U.S. News ranks Eccles School MBA programs higher than last year

2022-03-29T14:45:46-06:00March 29th, 2022|

The Full-Time and Professional MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have continued their upward trajectory in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools ranking. The rankings of on-campus MBA programs were released this week, adding to the concurrently released #11 ranking for entrepreneurship (#5 among public schools) at the Eccles School. The Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA advanced to [...]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Game Day Ad Analytics Challenge

2022-03-15T09:41:28-06:00March 15th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted its largest Game Day Analytics Challenge (GDAC) to date, both in the number of participating teams and sponsors. GDAC is an annual competition that gives student teams just four days to analyze millions of Tweets related to Super Bowl ads and produce a professional infographic and white paper. This year 32 made it to the [...]

​​Why Used Car Dealers Can Struggle Even When Prices Rise

2022-03-10T21:56:25-07:00March 10th, 2022|

The current scarcity of new cars due to the shortage of computer chips has led to a surge in demand for used cars. This should be good news for used car dealers, right? Not necessarily. Something that happened in Japan more than a decade ago — that temporarily halted new car production by Honda, Toyota, and Nissan — has revealed a hidden dynamic at [...]

Eccles School Launches Hybrid MBA for Working Professionals

2022-03-04T15:10:47-07:00March 4th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is excited to announce a major change to their Professional MBA program. The part-time program will launch a new hybrid format starting in fall 2022. Designed for mid-career working professionals, the Professional MBA will split its coursework between remote and in-person learning. The new hybrid format builds on the Eccles School’s experience with [...]