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Webinar Series: Get answers to undergrad questions about Fall Semester

2020-07-10T12:14:01-06:00July 10th, 2020|

Have questions about Fall Semester for undergraduates? We have answers! Join us for our weekly webinar series where Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Business Scholars Andrea Thomas will discuss what the 2020 Fall Semester will look like. Register for upcoming sessions at Eccles.link/fall-webinar. What to expect for the 2020 Fall Semester [Original air date: [...]

Now hiring! Join us for the Doers Hired Career Fair

2020-07-10T11:58:28-06:00July 10th, 2020|

Business Career Services is happy to report that Utah companies are hiring! And they want to connect you with a range of potential candidates from the Eccles School. Are you a freshman beginning to explore future careers? A sophomore or junior seeking internships experience? Or a senior, grad student, or alum ready to interview for full-time positions today? There’s something for you at the [...]

Resiliency becomes major theme of Doers Hired Summer Camp

2020-07-08T14:59:14-06:00July 8th, 2020|

Let’s face it, job searching is always a little overwhelming. Whether you just graduated from college or are looking to start a new job or career path, it can be stressful to constantly be on the job lookout. And, it adds another layer of stress when the economy takes a downturn, and job posts and industries begin to shrink. But in times of higher [...]

Webinar Series: Answers to undergrad questions about Fall Semester 2020

2020-07-02T17:13:52-06:00July 2nd, 2020|

Have questions about Fall Semester for undergraduates? We have answers! Join us for our weekly webinar series where Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Business Scholars Andrea Thomas will discuss what the 2020 Fall Semester will look like. Register for upcoming sessions at Eccles.link/fall-webinar. What to expect for the 2020 Fall Semester [Original air date: [...]

In the news: Master of Business Creation adapts to COVID-19

2020-07-02T17:01:53-06:00July 2nd, 2020|

This past school year, the David Eccles School of Business Launched the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, which was designed specifically with entrepreneurs and startup companies in mind. The original founding class consisted of 26 students and 20 startups, with classes, meetings, and grades specifically geared toward driving the startup’s success.  In an article on universitybusiness.com, Thad Kelling articulates how the global pandemic [...]

Students are creating a community for LGBTQ+ students, alumni, faculty, and staff

2020-06-30T13:41:01-06:00June 30th, 2020|

While this year’s Pride Month has looked a little different than in the past, there was still cause to celebrate this June. In a landmark civil right ruling, the Supreme Court voted to protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. This victory was a reminder that we’re headed in the right direction but that there is still work to be done. This [...]

Sorenson Impact Center names impact investor Geoff Davis CEO

2020-06-30T13:10:01-06:00June 30th, 2020|

Geoff Davis will take on the new role of CEO for the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He begins his new position on July 13, 2020. Davis is a seasoned entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur turned impact investor, and his most recent position was CEO & Managing Partner of Cicero Impact Capital. He will bring [...]

Webinar Series: What undergrads can expect in fall 2020

2020-06-26T09:15:37-06:00June 26th, 2020|

Have questions about Fall Semester for undergraduates? We have answers! Join us for our weekly webinar series where Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Business Scholars Andrea Thomas will discuss what the 2020 Fall Semester will look like. Register for upcoming sessions at Eccles.link/fall-webinar. What to expect for the 2020 Fall Semester [Original air date: [...]

Eccles’ Ruchi Watson shares thoughts on career shifts, embracing change

2020-06-26T13:50:19-06:00June 25th, 2020|

Ruchi Watson graduated with her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2008 in the midst of the economic crisis. She completed her Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. In a conversation with fellow Kellogg classmate, Tara Ghei, on Ghei’s blog, Gilded Chaos, the two speak on embracing change, what it means to be [...]

Sorenson Impact Center addresses declining higher ed enrollments

2020-06-26T08:44:32-06:00June 24th, 2020|

In his 2018 book Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, Nathan Grawe projected that a 10% decline in new students enrolling in higher education facilities would occur from 2018 to 2029. However, with the growing pandemic, it is possible this decline will happen within the coming year, nine years before Grawe’s hypothesis. This general decline in enrollment is not only detrimental to the [...]

What to expect for the undergraduate Fall Semester 2020

2020-06-18T21:53:09-06:00June 18th, 2020|

Have questions about Fall Semester for undergraduates? We have answers! Join us for our weekly webinar series where Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Business Scholars Andrea Thomas will discuss what the 2020 Fall Semester will look like. Register for upcoming sessions at Eccles.link/fall-webinar. What to expect for the 2020 Fall Semester [Original air date: [...]

What I learned from freshman year

2020-06-16T15:13:15-06:00June 17th, 2020|

One of the most significant transitions you will make in your life is the transition from senior year of high school into freshman year of college. While this may be true every year, it is especially true now, as we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Everyone's expectations for their second semester of senior year were crushed for the Class of [...]

Do we still need humans on the trading floor?

2020-06-15T09:42:11-06:00June 15th, 2020|

Turns out we might still need humans on trading floors. New research from Eccles School professors Jonathan Brogaard and Matthew Ringgenberg shows that when face-to-face trading became too dangerous in the recent pandemic, "we find that floor traders are important contributors to market quality, even in the age of algorithmic trading. The suspension of floor trading leads to higher effective spreads, volatility, and pricing [...]

Eccles School Professor Jay Barney racks up another major award

2020-06-12T17:03:53-06:00June 12th, 2020|

Congratulations are once again in order for professor Jay Barney, who has received the 2020 Strategic Management Division Outstanding Scholarship Award. He shares the joint award with Margie Peteraf of Dartmouth College. The award will be presented at the upcoming Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia. The STR Distinguished Scholarship Award is awarded biannually for a discovery of major importance in strategic management. The [...]

Webinar Series: What to expect for Fall Semester

2020-06-11T15:04:22-06:00June 11th, 2020|

Have questions about Fall Semester for undergraduates? We have answers! Join us for our weekly webinar series where Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Business Scholars Andrea Thomas will discuss what the 2020 Fall Semester will look like. Register for upcoming sessions at Eccles.link/fall-webinar. What to expect for the 2020 Fall Semester [Original air date: [...]

Message from Eccles School leadership about day of reflection

2020-06-10T10:27:33-06:00June 10th, 2020|

Dear Eccles School Community, As protests and demonstrations continue here in Salt Lake City and across the nation following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black Americans, we stand in solidarity with emerging social movements calling for reflection and education among the academic community. We encourage our faculty, staff, students, and community members to reflect on [...]

How you can help support Eccles School alumni small businesses

2020-06-05T14:27:43-06:00June 5th, 2020|

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide, our country’s small businesses have been particularly affected. We’re highlighting some of our alumni-owned small businesses that could benefit from the Eccles School community support during this time. Whether that’s buying their products or services, sharing about their company on social media or utilizing their software for your own job or [...]

MSBA, MSIS students share creative ways of keeping busy during quarantine

2020-06-04T18:57:41-06:00June 5th, 2020|

The David Eccles School of Business's Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Information Systems programs invited our student community to share creative ways of keeping busy and motivated during the COVID-19 quarantine. The videos showcase how the pandemic does not constrain goals or the ability to complete the semester successfully. Each category winner was awarded a $50 Amazon [...]

Eccles School faculty member honored with prestigious De la Vega Prize

2020-06-04T18:42:26-06:00June 5th, 2020|

Huge congratulations are in order for Roger Silvers, who has been awarded the prestigious De la Vega Prize from the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. Silvers, an assistant professor of Accounting, received the prize for his paper "Does regulatory cooperation help integrate equity markets?" Here's what the committee had to say: "The paper studies how cooperative arrangements between securities regulators facilitate market integration. Cooperation [...]

Webinar Series: What to expect for 2020 Fall Semester

2020-06-04T18:37:30-06:00June 4th, 2020|

Have questions about Fall Semester? We have answers! Join us for our NEW! weekly webinar series where Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of Business Scholars Andrea Thomas will discuss what the 2020 Fall Semester will look like. Register for upcoming sessions at Eccles.link/fall-webinar. What to expect for the 2020 Fall Semester [Original air date: June [...]

Message from Eccles School leadership: We’re all in this together

2020-06-16T15:02:54-06:00June 3rd, 2020|

Our hearts weigh heavy by the acts of racism that we have witnessed. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well the national outcry in response remind us of the persistent injustice that threatens the lives of Black people across our country. We all have experienced fear and uncertainly because of COVID-19, however, the anger and trauma, fear [...]

SMART Start alumni panel discusses six ways to build your network

2020-06-02T15:57:30-06:00June 3rd, 2020|

Now, more than ever, it’s important to have a strong network to utilize in your career and business. A recent article from TopResume showed that 60% of jobs are found through networking instead of online or recruiters. But how do you go about building a network? On May 19, 2020, the David Eccles Alumni Network and Business Career Services held their first-ever virtual SMART [...]