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Ethics Club speaker focuses on values, grit, and grace for success

2020-11-05T09:56:55-07:00November 5th, 2020|

The Ethics Club and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its second virtual speaking event for students, staff, and faculty. Taking place this past Monday, Nov. 2, the event featured Laurel Bartmess, who focused on how values, grace, and grit always will predict your future success. Here are three key takeaways from this informative event: 1. [...]

U, Eccles offers support for coping with the elections

2020-11-03T16:42:52-07:00November 3rd, 2020|

This election season has been divisive and contentious at times, and it is taking a toll on many people's mental health. Several campus entities are sponsoring events on Tuesday and in the days that follow to explain the results and offer support to those who may need it. Some of these include: ASUU Stress Buster Week, Nov. 3-11, featuring a variety of support groups, self-care tips, [...]

‘Leadership is stewardship’: Opportunity Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat

2020-10-28T09:21:10-07:00October 28th, 2020|

“At the end of the day, people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou This quote highlights the overall theme of the Opportunity Scholars Annual Leadership Retreat. Held virtually earlier this month, the event brought in speakers and alumni Annie Leither, VP Sponsorships, Zions Bank, and Erumis Ureña, Executive Officer, U.S. Foreign [...]

Creating your own career: Women in entrepreneurship

2020-10-26T14:31:34-07:00October 27th, 2020|

The Women in Entrepreneurship Alumnae Panel brought together creative minds from across the University of Utah to share their experiences as real-world entrepreneurs. Participants included Camryn Polansky of the Lassonde Founders student group; Juliana Duran, small-business owner and entrepreneur; Anne Bastien, Program Director at Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Justin Kahn, Instructor in the Master of Business Creation program at the David Eccles School of [...]

Executive MBA Program ranks Top 20 in the United States

2020-10-26T09:22:37-07:00October 26th, 2020|

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. 4 in the West, No. 19 nationally, and No. 94 globally (up from No. 98 globally in 2019). It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in [...]

Ethics Club speaker guides students on how to find ethical companies

2020-10-19T18:22:11-07:00October 19th, 2020|

This past week, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and the Ethics Club at the David Eccles School of Business hosted a virtual event for students, staff, and faculty, featuring Erica Cuttitta as she discussed how to find ethical companies. Here are three key takeaways from her presentation: More than half of U.S. workers define their current company as having an ethical culture. While [...]

Business Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat in Midway

2020-10-13T09:23:37-07:00October 13th, 2020|

Business Scholars recently held their Leadership Retreat in Midway, Utah. This annual retreat is normally held in Zion National Park; however, the pandemic required a pivot and provided a unique experience closer to home. This fun single-day conference allowed students to make lasting friendships, enjoy the beautiful Utah scenery, and learn from amazing keynote speakers — all while being socially distant. To start [...]

First Ascent Scholars hold sophomore retreat

2020-10-12T09:54:58-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Recently, our First Ascent Sophomore Scholars held their annual Fall Retreat on campus. While this year’s socially distanced event may have looked a little different compared to the cozy cabin retreat in years past, students still were able to reconnect in person, learn more about each other, and expand their leadership development skills through the Social Change Model introduced to them Freshman year.  [...]

Careers at Maverik: The adventure of a lifetime

2020-10-07T10:31:29-07:00October 7th, 2020|

The Gear-Up: Operations and Supply Chain Online Career Fair brought in companies from around Utah, with employment opportunities throughout the U.S. At a time where jobs seem a little harder to come by, it was exciting to see so many companies attending college recruiting events and actively hiring. Among the companies represented, Maverik hosted a few sessions that gave valuable insight into what [...]

First Ascent Scholars gives their annual family BBQ a non-traditional makeover

2020-09-30T19:14:22-07:00September 30th, 2020|

With 51 current students and 14 alumni, the First Ascent Scholars Program has created a supportive, safe environment for 65 students at the David Eccles School of Business. Currently entering its sixth year, the program always has emphasized the important role that familial and community support plays in each student's academic journey. "The journey is not always easy," said Victoria Cabal, director of [...]

Eccles School launches postdoctoral program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy

2020-09-29T13:39:35-07:00September 29th, 2020|

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Postdoctoral programs provide recent Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to grow their expertise and publish original research, while also [...]

Eccles School launches virtual blockchain curriculum to drive digital literacy, adoption of blockchain technology

2020-09-28T17:07:53-07:00September 28th, 2020|

(Sept. 29, 2020) — The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is set to create the next generation of digitally literate students who understand the world of blockchain technology. EY is helping in the development and delivery of the course. The University of Utah shifted to holding about 70 percent of classes online this fall in light of the COVID-19 [...]

Circuit Breaker: What to expect for the next two weeks

2020-09-24T17:35:02-07:00September 25th, 2020|

A "circuit breaker" for COVID-19 is happening over the next two weeks. All instruction and student services are moving online from Sunday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Oct. 11 to allow for a two-week reset for quarantine and to accommodate security needs for the U.S. Vice Presidential debate. All University of Utah buildings, including all Eccles School buildings, will be locked during this two-week time frame with [...]

Your first MAP Academic Advising appointment: What to expect and to prepare

2020-09-22T18:27:43-07:00September 24th, 2020|

Have you met with your academic advisor yet? All first-year and freshmen students are required to meet with an academic advisor during Fall Semester in order to add classes for the upcoming 2021 Spring Semester. This process and program are referred to as MAP (Milestone Advising Program). MAP was created by the University of Utah to ensure every student utilizes their major's advising office at key points [...]

Joel Peterson headlines 30th Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

2020-09-23T10:47:50-07:00September 23rd, 2020|

How do you go from having an idea to running a profitable and enduring business? Joel Peterson spoke about how to accomplish this using the concepts from his new book Entrepreneurial Leadership at the 30th Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation last Monday. Hosted by the David Eccles School of Business, Peterson had the opportunity to address a select group of students in-person with [...]

Network, learn, and make life-long friends with Eccles student clubs

2020-09-23T11:31:53-07:00September 22nd, 2020|

One of the best things a college student can do is get involved within the community around them, and a great way to do that is through student clubs. Kerry Larson, a junior in Finance and vice president of recruitment for the Finance Club, credits her involvement in the club with helping her fully jump into her Major and the Business School. “Finance [...]

Eccles School faculty and staff embody #WeGiveWednesday

2020-09-22T16:15:01-07:00September 22nd, 2020|

Do you recognize any of these faces? Bet you do!  Many of you may have seen these individuals passionately lecturing in front of your class, leading your Zoom discussion, or even walking past you in the hallway. The generous donors highlighted today represent a small portion of the countless other Eccles faculty and staff members who give back to the students they educate. [...]

Opportunity Scholars kick off their Fall Peer Mentoring Program

2020-09-22T17:50:29-07:00September 21st, 2020|

Earlier this month, Opportunity Scholars held its Fall peer mentoring kick-off event. Peer-to-peer mentoring is an important aspect of the Opportunity Scholars experience. Seniors and juniors are paired with freshman and sophomore students to provide support and direction throughout the academic year. These supportive, coaching relationships are unique, as mentors know almost exactly what their new classmates are facing. After all, they've recently been [...]

Utah Ethical Leadership Awards announced

2020-09-18T11:04:39-07:00September 18th, 2020|

Nine businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2020 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical [...]

Can the global economy keep up with our rapidly aging population?

2020-09-17T11:07:13-07:00September 17th, 2020|

How does the world pay for things like health care and social security with an increasingly aging population? It's a big question, but the Eccles School's Derek Hoff literally wrote the book on the subject. “The argument is that if you don’t have steadily rising populations you can’t have economic growth, and there is this crisis for social support systems of too many old [...]

‘Dirty jobs’ paper wins Academy of Management Journal Impact Award

2020-09-17T11:03:58-07:00September 17th, 2020|

Congratulations are in order for Glen Kreiner, professor of Management at the Eccles School. His paper “Normalizing dirty work: Managerial tactics for countering occupational taint,” has won the first Impact Award from the Academy of Management Journal. The award recognizes AMJ articles that have the potential to make the greatest impact by answering research questions that are important for society. The award committee considered [...]

Will we ever go back to the office again or is it remote from now on?

2020-09-17T10:59:52-07:00September 17th, 2020|

The benefits of remote working are winning over employees and — surprisingly — managers, making telework one of the bright points of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the experience is largely dependent on the employees' home situation, says Eccles School management researcher Glen Kreiner. “The biggest issues are usually found in differences at the level of the individual. Some people are just not cut out [...]

COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities

2020-09-16T15:30:18-07:00September 16th, 2020|

Study co-authors Tiana Rogers, Ph.D., and Charles Rogers, Ph.D. A new study co-authored by Tiana Rogers, a Program Manager for Sorenson Impact Center’s Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation team, found that Black people disproportionally work in nine essential occupations that increase their exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. “I find it ironic that the people we depend on as essential workers [...]

Salt Lake Chamber honors Eccles School as Community Partner of the Year

2020-09-16T15:53:03-07:00September 15th, 2020|

The Salt Lake Chamber named the David Eccles School of Business its Community Partner of the Year at its annual meeting earlier this month. The Eccles School and the Utah Community Builders arm of the Chamber partnered as the COVID-19 pandemic hit to work together to provide students who had lost their internships with experience and provide local businesses with workers who could help [...]