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Tips for writing your first resume

2021-09-08T17:20:04-06:00September 7th, 2021|

It can be daunting to create your first resume! Maybe you don’t have formal experience or perhaps you’ve been dreading what seems like a complex task. We've gathered some advice from our Eccles Career Coaches to help with this important step in your career journey. An easy way to get started is with a template. A template geared to your major is particularly [...]

Make your first semester a success!

2021-08-30T09:57:35-06:00August 30th, 2021|

Going to college is one of the first big steps you take in your life. It is always helpful to have a little bit of guidance as to what might be important to focus on, especially in this new chapter of your life. As someone who has been in college for a few years now, here are some things that I feel are [...]

We’re so excited to welcome you back to campus!

2021-08-23T15:01:12-06:00August 23rd, 2021|

Welcome back, Doers! We’re so excited to welcome you back to the David Eccles School of Business and actually see you in 3-D! We’ve got plenty of ways for you to meet friends new and old at all of the exciting Eccles Events happening this year! You can check out what’s going on at Eccles.link/events. Just a reminder that things are going to be [...]

Find your caffeine fix on campus

2021-08-17T17:41:45-06:00August 17th, 2021|

College can be busy! Whether you need help getting started or a cup to finish out the day, your caffeine fix on campus is close at hand. Two Creek Coffee House Two Creek is located in the Blockchain Café nearby in the GARFF Building - as well as in the Sutton and William Browning Buildings on campus. They specialize in providing delicious handcrafted [...]

5 tips & tricks for the first week of college

2021-08-11T18:33:08-06:00August 11th, 2021|

School is just around the corner, and with that comes all the feelings. Whether this is your first year or your last, everyone is going to feel the learning curve as we ease back into reality after a year of virtual learning. With many students coming to campus for the first time, here are some helpful tips and tricks for the first week [...]

New data shows unemployment benefits do not discourage job hunting

2021-08-11T12:18:52-06:00August 11th, 2021|

Governors and legislatures around the country are hoping that ending Unemployment Insurance (UI) will light a fire under those who are seeking jobs. But a new study shows the end to those benefits hasn't had the anticipated outcome. “To evaluate the impact of the expiration of additional (unemployment insurance) payments, we asked respondents whether this expiration will influence the time and effort they devote [...]

Opportunity Scholars reflect on their recent service with the Utah Food Bank

2021-07-30T14:00:52-06:00July 30th, 2021|

The Opportunity Scholars Program is synonymous with service. Each semester, students come together to serve and support the community. Over the last year, they helped at the St. Vincent Dining Hall, Welfare Square Cannery (300+ hours of service in one day!), and the Utah Food Bank where they packed and distributed food to the local community. Below students reflect on what volunteering with [...]

Confidence, Credibility, & Strategic Leadership

2021-07-29T12:33:33-06:00July 29th, 2021|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center theorizes that successful strategic leaders demonstrate skills across six specific dimensions (what we refer to as the Six Principles of Strategic Leadership). This model of leadership indicates that competence in these six areas contributes to high levels of individual, team, and organizational success. Research conducted by faculty at the University of Utah provides insights into each of these principles, and describes specific strategies for how leaders [...]

Hey U Podcast sits down with DPS Skis & Snowbird

2021-07-27T16:59:47-06:00July 27th, 2021|

Powder hounds! Do you ever wonder how the ski industry persuades consumers like you to choose their products and shred their slopes? Answers abound in the newest episode of the Hey U podcast, where Dan Pizza, Director of Marketing and Creative at DPS Skis, and Tess Hobbs, Director of Marketing at Snowbird, sit down with Eccles School students Whitney Hessler, Christian Carabajal, and [...]

Fintech booming in Utah with help from the Utah Center for Financial Services

2021-07-26T16:17:57-06:00July 22nd, 2021|

This past year has been an enormous one for FinTech in Utah Valley. Galileo, Finicity, Acima, and Divvy all have been acquired for roughly $6 billion. Fintech and tech companies as a whole are increasingly choosing Utah and Salt Lake City specifically as the basecamp to establish their operations. The Utah Center for Financial Services (UCFS) was recently featured in an article about financial [...]

Arthur Brief named 2021 Distinguished Educator by Academy of Management

2021-07-16T14:00:46-06:00July 16th, 2021|

Congratulations to Arthur Brief, who has been named the 2021 Distinguished Educator by the Academy of Management. Brief is the George S. Eccles Chair in Business Ethics and Presidential Professor Emeritus at the Eccles School. "The committee found especially noteworthy your attention to, mentorship, and intellectual development of a great number of graduate students and junior faculty (at your institution or elsewhere!) who have [...]

New DAs decrease police violence, new study shows

2021-07-16T13:34:32-06:00July 16th, 2021|

When a new district attorney takes office, police kill fewer people, according to a new study from Allison Stashko, an assistant professor in the Business Economics Group. "Deaths decline no matter what the new prosecutor’s political party or policy platform might be," Stashko writes. "During that time, we find no changes in arrest rates or assaults on police officers. That suggests that officers can [...]

Utah Business: 3 businesses launched at Lassonde still thriving

2021-06-28T12:41:27-06:00June 28th, 2021|

Utah Business magazine recently highlighted three successful companies that launched with the support of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and are still thriving today. The leaders of the companies, Neighbor, a peer-to-peer storage platform, Blerp, an app that allows users to share audio clips, and Thirst, a shop that specializes in drinks and treats, shared with Utah Business what has led to their success, including [...]

Howard students network with Black business leaders at U alum’s home

2021-06-28T12:21:29-06:00June 28th, 2021|

On May 14, I along with 15 other students from Howard University, made the journey to Salt Lake City, Utah to start a summer program sponsored by a Howard University and David Eccles School of Business partnership. Every Saturday since then, I have been helping to plan fun events for us to attend. This partnership was designed to give Howard students a unique [...]

Melting in the heat? Four places to check out and cool off

2021-06-23T14:09:13-06:00June 23rd, 2021|

As we dive deeper into the summer months, sometimes those beautiful, sunny days can be just a little too hot for any kind of comfort. You know, those days when sunscreen doesn’t seem to block any of those harsh rays? If you’re looking for things to do instead of cranking up your AC, you’re in the right place. Here are four things to [...]

University Prison Education Project book drive

2021-06-23T14:03:32-06:00June 23rd, 2021|

The University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) is an incredible program that provides on-site higher education programming to incarcerated students at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. As a program committed to educational equity, UPEP is committed to providing courses at no cost to its students and relies on donations and volunteers from the Utah community. UPEP is dedicated to social [...]

Amplifying voices benefits everyone, including underrepresented voices

2021-06-17T15:35:10-06:00June 17th, 2021|

It often seems like team meetings result in some voices being heard, while others are completely overlooked. Similarly, sometimes credit is misassigned to someone who didn't actually offer up the idea. The phenomenon is a concern to many, and particularly women and people of color. However, the use of amplification, publicly endorsing someone's idea while giving credit to that person, can give underrepresented voices [...]

The case for a culture of experimentation in business schools

2021-06-16T15:56:40-06:00June 16th, 2021|

The scientific method is no longer the sole domain of scientists, and business schools need to train students to embrace a spirit of experimentation. That's the premise set forth in a new article from the Harvard Business Review co-authored by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney, assistant professor of Management; Elaine Costa, Management Ph.D. student; and Ruchi Watson, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and [...]

5 top summer eats in Salt Lake City

2021-06-15T11:03:39-06:00June 15th, 2021|

Looking to diversify your flavor palate? Here are five places for summer eats to try in Salt Lake City. 1) Pretty Bird If you like chicken, you’re in for a treat. Pretty Bird, located in Salt Lake City just southeast of the Eccles Theatre, is what I like to call a gourmet Chick-fil-A. Topped with pickles, slaw, and their own Prettybird Sauce, their [...]

Earn great pay and over $5K in tuition assistance with Education at Work

2021-06-11T18:29:12-06:00June 11th, 2021|

Work hard, play hard this summer — you deserve it after a year of virtual learning! Education at Work (EAW) is currently offering any student who joins this summer the opportunity to make an additional $1 per hour on top of their regular hourly wage until the fall semester plus $5,250 per year in tuition assistance. Apply now and heat up the summer with [...]

Ivory Innovations names 2021 Construction and Design winners

2021-06-08T15:18:08-06:00June 8th, 2021|

Ivory Innovations, an initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, recently gave out its third round of Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability awards in the Innovations in Construction and Design category. The category honors groups that "are pioneering new material applications and construction methods that are more efficient, scalable, and importantly, more sustainable, resulting in greater affordability," according to the Ivory Prize site. [...]

Celebrate Pride with the David Eccles School of Business

2021-06-08T09:46:56-06:00June 8th, 2021|

Rainbows are popping up all over for Pride month, and while campus is a bit quiet for the summer, the David Eccles School of Business still has some ways to celebrate. For students, there is Out for Business, a professional development and community outreach group that develops relationships, resources, and education among faculty, staff, students, and companies for the benefit of LGBTQ+ business students. [...]

Diving into Divvy: The Hey U podcast highlights a rapidly growing fintech

2021-06-07T19:14:37-06:00June 7th, 2021|

Did you know that Divvy saw 120% customer growth and more than 100% growth in platform spend last year? In the newest episode of “Hey U,” Eccles students Whitney Hessler and Christian Carabajal, and MaryAnne Hafen, Business Career Ambassador Program Manager, sit down with Woody Klemetson, VP of Sales for Divvy, a Utah-based company whose aim is to eliminate the expense report. Klemetson [...]

Five inspirational quotes from the Sorenson Impact Summit

2021-06-07T17:24:35-06:00June 7th, 2021|

The seventh annual Sorenson Impact Summit with SOCAP Global took place May 25 through May 27. The summit featured three days of inspirational conversations around innovations in impact investing, building equitable entrepreneur ecosystems, the future of higher education, and using data to drive impact. This year, the summit gathered virtually, with the objective of delivering a more inclusive and accessible summit. For three days, [...]

Understanding COVID-19: Research during a crisis

2021-06-07T17:06:24-06:00June 7th, 2021|

On Friday, June 2, University of Utah experts and health researchers came together to discuss how scientists and others mobilized to learn more about COVID-19 and to combat the epidemic. University of Utah scientists discussed their research and addressed the numerous unanswered questions emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. Two of the experts who spoke during the event were Taylor Randall, dean of the David [...]