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Heidi Woodbury named new U Vice President for Institutional Advancement

2018-12-12T10:07:24-07:00December 11th, 2018|

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Heidi Woodbury as the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement. Woodbury will assume the position on Feb. 1, 2019. Woodbury currently is the assistant dean for external relations at the David Eccles School of Business. An alumna of the U, Woodbury was selected after a vigorous, competitive national search. She succeeds Fred Esplin, who [...]

The Balancing Act: Four Strategies for Women on Integrating Work, Life, and More

2018-12-05T16:38:40-07:00December 5th, 2018|

The growing number of women entering the workforce, furthering their education, and moving up into leadership positions in their career has started a conversation about whether or not it is possible to obtain work-life balance. And — if it is possible — how to maintain it. Work-life balance is never perfectly obtainable for anyone. It is an ever-changing balancing act and requires constant adapting [...]

How to make your LinkedIn profile work for you

2018-11-26T11:07:38-07:00November 26th, 2018|

As a business student, having a LinkedIn profile is a very useful tool to have in the business world. It allows for you to keep in touch with your network on a professional basis, and it helps you land potential internships or jobs. In the beginning, you will have to put some time into creating your LinkedIn profile to make it represent your [...]

Five things to know about Blockchain

2018-12-04T14:23:29-07:00November 19th, 2018|

Earlier this semester the David Eccles School of Business was honored to host an Alumni Speaker Series about blockchain where attendees got to hear a panel of speakers well-versed in Blockchain discuss the basics of Blockchain and the broad reach it and Bitcoin have. The panelist speakers included: Todd Crosland, CoinZoom, Founder & CEO John Richards, Difuon, Co-Founder & CEO Josh McIver, ULedger, [...]

Thank you to our 794 donors for a successful 1917-Minute Challenge

2018-11-16T16:53:07-07:00November 16th, 2018|

To everyone that gave their support to the 1917-Minute Challenge and the David Eccles School of Business, we want to say THANK YOU. With the close of the 1917-Minute Challenge yesterday, we are excited to announce 794 donors from 30 states and three countries contributed gifts to the Eccles School ranging from $1 to $250,000 to total a record-breaking $574,905. All of these [...]

Eccles School takes home six PRSA Golden Spike Awards

2018-11-16T10:53:47-07:00November 16th, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business Marketing + Communications team won six awards at the 31st Annual Golden Spike Awards, held by the Public Relations Society of America Greater Salt Lake and Utah County Chapters on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. The competition recognizes excellence and best practices in public relations and business communications in Utah. Judges select winning entries [...]

The annual 1917-minute challenge kicks off this week

2018-11-13T09:56:42-07:00November 13th, 2018|

The annual 1917-Minute Challenge will officially kick-off tomorrow! This year, Dean Taylor Randall is calling on alumni, donors, staff, faculty, and students to make scholarships our top priority. Starting Nov. 14 at noon, we have 1,917 minutes to reach 750 donors all committed to giving back to their alma mater and changing the lives of students at the David Eccles School of Business. [...]

Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA Program jumps 20 spots in Bloomberg rankings

2018-11-08T06:38:37-07:00November 8th, 2018|

The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business vaulted 20 spots in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools rankings released today, placing the Eccles School at No. 36 in the country. “We are thrilled to see our Full-Time MBA program recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek and for another top-50 ranking,” said Brad Vierig, associate dean of MBA Programs & [...]

The Eccles School celebrates the 67th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

2018-11-07T12:48:15-07:00November 5th, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business celebrated the 67th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, an event honoring the relationship of donors and the students benefiting from the scholarships created because of those donors. This year's celebration, held on Nov. 2, broke a record, with more than 1,250 students and donors in attendance, a marker of just how large the Eccles School has grown. Through the [...]

Staying relevant in your business with YESCO at family round table

2018-11-12T14:24:14-07:00October 12th, 2018|

Tom Young was only 15 years old when he sailed from his home in Liverpool, England to North America where he started his company, The Thomas Young Sign Company, only a few years later with a borrowed $300 on March 20, 1920. Soon after, the company was renamed the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)  as the company grew and gained traction nationally. Over [...]

Eccles School dedicates Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building

2018-10-05T17:07:01-06:00October 5th, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business today held the dedication for the Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building, a 150,000-square-foot building that houses the school’s MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and MBA Online programs. The building also supports an Executive Education Center, an expanded Maverik Business Career Services Center, the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis and the Gregory J. [...]

How my MBA professor became my business partner: The Prints of Love story

2018-09-13T11:47:36-06:00September 12th, 2018|

When Shane Schut began the Professional MBA (PMBA) program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah in 2015, he never imagined he would graduate partnering with an MBA professor to start a new, thriving business. Some of his initial influence to pursue the PMBA program came from his wife, Kristen, who also completed the PMBA program at the [...]

How Project Rx might save significant money for U.S. patients

2018-08-10T12:44:41-06:00August 10th, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business was honored to host Dan Liljenquist, Intermountain Healthcare's Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives, to discuss a proposed solution for the overpriced pharmaceutical market at the most recent Alumni Speaker Series event. With the increasing cost of medicine reaching astronomical prices and more frequent shortages of necessary drugs, healthcare is more unaffordable than ever. Liljenquist talked [...]

From student startup to an IPO of $56 million, Lovesac still going strong

2018-07-02T15:21:56-06:00July 2nd, 2018|

Talk about entrepreneurial success. Shawn Nelson got started selling Lovesac's out of his van in 1999 while still a student here at the University of Utah. Fast forward to today, when the brand just raise $56 million in its IPO. "He was one of the early entrepreneurs in our program and really showed us, and a generation of students, what the possibilities were," Troy [...]

David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame honors business leaders

2018-05-31T17:11:58-06:00May 31st, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have so distinguished themselves in their careers that their achievements are models for present and future students and are leaders in their communities. We are honored to induct this individual to our Hall of Fame and award four people that are making an impact in the fields of entrepreneurship, service to the [...]

David Eccles School of Business announces Hall of Fame Inductees

2018-05-29T11:43:42-06:00May 24th, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business will induct a new member to its Hall of Fame, and honor four other alumni at its 2018 ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 30. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers and serve as models to present and future students. This year, the Eccles School will honor Sen. Jake Garn, a [...]

Eccles School alum makes it easier to buy electric bikes for U community

2018-05-10T16:55:01-06:00May 8th, 2018|

David Eccles School of Business alumna Angela Wright is working to help Utahns catch a breath of fresh air by making it easier to purchase electric bikes. The 2014 Executive MBA graduate is the owner of Bingham Cyclery, and her bicycle shop is one of five partnering with the University of Utah to offer discounts on electric bikes to help reduce emissions in the [...]

Congratulations to the Eccles School Class of 2018!

2018-05-01T12:21:12-06:00May 1st, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business is incredibly proud of each of our graduates. Nearly 2,000 students have completed hands-on final projects, participated in incredible internship experiences, traveled the world and built a network that will serve them for a lifetime. Eccles School faculty and staff are excited to see what the future holds for this year's graduating class, and we wish [...]

Join Eccles Alumni Network in Boston, Seattle, D.C. or New York

2018-04-23T10:35:44-06:00April 23rd, 2018|

The Eccles Alumni Network — now more than 37,000 strong — is headed across the country this May! Join us at stops in Boston, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and New York City to connect with your alma mater and grow your professional network while getting an update on what is happening at the Eccles School. All University of Utah alumni are welcome to attend. [...]

Jack Elizondo: 5 pieces of advice to help First Ascent Scholars succeed

2019-11-27T16:57:04-07:00April 10th, 2018|

Being the first person in your family to graduate from college is definitely something to be proud of, but getting there can come with its own set of challenges. It's an experience well known to Jack Elizondo, who recently shared his experience with the First Ascent Scholars. Here are a few takeaways: Lean on your family, and get help where you can Elizondo's family [...]

Pappas siblings share lessons in business and family at roundtable

2018-03-26T09:54:51-06:00March 22nd, 2018|

The Pappas family had just moved from a party line to their own phone number when they set up business at their kitchen table decades ago. All six siblings worked before school in the morning, illegally driving themselves to junior high in order to make it to class on time. Now the family's business holdings outnumber the siblings, with their flagship company Roofers Supply [...]

Master of Healthcare Administration program marks 10 years of excellence

2018-03-05T16:56:37-07:00March 5th, 2018|

On Feb. 20, 2018, the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program brought together alumni, current students and faculty members to celebrate 10 years of preparing the next generation of healthcare administration leaders. Eric Larsen (MHA/MPH 2012), whose background was in science fields originally, graduated from the MHA program in 2012. He said that the scope of topics covered through the program was instrumental [...]

Congrats to Eccles School alumni in Utah Business’ Forty Under 40

2018-02-13T09:43:52-07:00February 12th, 2018|

Utah Business magazine has released its annual Forty under 40 list, and it's no surprise some great Eccles School alumni are featured. Congratulations to all of the honorees, who hail from a variety of backgrounds both academically and professionally. Here are the winners who are Eccles School alumni: Tanner Barney Vice President, Risk & Underwriting; Progressive Leasing Age: 30 2014 B.S. in Business Administration [...]

Welcome to the newest Alumni Network Board members!

2018-01-05T10:04:07-07:00January 4th, 2018|

We’d like to offer a warm welcome to the newest members of the David Eccles Alumni Network Board. The alumni board assists the Eccles School with everything from recruiting, student mentoring to fundraising. If you’d like to learn more about how to be involved with the David Eccles Alumni Network, contact Nate Zwart.  Here is a list of our newest board members!   [...]

A message of gratitude from an Eccles School scholarship recipient

2017-12-20T10:07:23-07:00December 1st, 2017|

Every year, the David Eccles School of Business community gathers in November at the Grand America Hotel for the Annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate the scholarships awarded and to thank our wonderful donors. This year, more than $7 million was awarded, a record high for the Eccles School and its students. Although the demand for scholarships is extremely high and growing, the Eccles School [...]