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Opportunity Scholars honors Fall 2019 graduates

Capping off the Fall Semester, Opportunity Scholars hosted a Luau to celebrate graduates, express gratitude, and inspire their diverse and hard-working community. Hosted by program directors Richard Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, the evening gathered current scholars, graduates, families, and mentors for a delicious meal, entertainment, and an address from our new Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies Andrea Thomas.  Each graduate spoke about their life [...]

2020-01-17T08:59:09-07:00January 17th, 2020|

Opportunity Scholars recharge at their annual leadership retreat

More than 95 David Eccles School Business Opportunity Scholars recently came together for their Annual Leadership Retreat. This year's retreat, designed to allow students to explore their identities and strengthen their leadership skills, took place at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch in southern Utah.  Led by program directors Rich Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, the theme for this year was "Reflect, Recharge, Refocus." Students attended several [...]

2019-12-12T16:54:39-07:00December 10th, 2019|

Four takeaways from the Operations & Supply chain student and alumni panel

The Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) undergraduate program held a student and alumni panel last month. Organized by Program Director Sue Sundar, this event featured OSC students and alumni from several companies, including PepsiCo, Micron, Intermountain Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, HealthEquity, and Via. The enthusiasm for this program was evident as students questioned panelists and heard real-life stories of how the major prepared them for [...]

2019-12-12T17:04:25-07:00November 24th, 2019|

Eccles students compete in the Information Systems Hackathon

On Nov. 1-2, 2019, the Information Systems major partnered with Domo and Layton Construction to host the annual Information Systems Hackathon. Nine teams (five graduate and four undergraduate) were given 24-hours and a use-case and dataset from Layton Construction. They were challenged to identify variables that correlate with safety incidents and provide KPIs using the Domo visualization and BI platform. They presented their solutions [...]

2019-11-07T08:19:41-07:00November 6th, 2019|

Spring 2020 Semester Checklist

Red leaves, football wins, and Utah’s first snow day of the academic year signal change on campus, and ironically, it’s time to think ahead to Spring! Spring Semester registration dates are coming up quickly, and it’s essential to prepare even while enjoying Fall festivities. Here are five steps to set you up for success next semester:  1) Check your registration dates  Spring Registration begins [...]

2019-11-04T14:29:14-07:00November 4th, 2019|

First Ascent sophomores reconnect and recharge at cabin retreat

In late September, our sophomore First Ascent Scholars traveled to Morgan, Utah, for their annual cabin retreat. Javante Watson-Hall and program director, Victoria Cabal, led students through activities designed to develop leadership skills and explore the personal identity curriculum. The weekend also gave students a chance to reconnect after a summer away from campus and moving from the First Security House to Lassonde Studios. [...]

2019-11-27T16:58:13-07:00October 4th, 2019|

First Ascent Scholars kick-off the new year with a family BBQ

Students, families, and mentors gathered to celebrate a new year over some mouth-watering food from Miss Essie's BBQ. "This event," says Program Director Victoria Cabal, "is a reminder that our students' families are an integral part of our community and their students' university experience." Representatives from Goldman Sachs were also in attendance, allowing students the opportunity to network. The First Ascent Scholars Program cultivates, [...]

2019-11-27T16:58:03-07:00September 20th, 2019|

Opportunity Scholars give back

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Opportunity Scholars from the David Eccles School of Business partnered with more than 150 community members to clean and ready Redwood Elementary School for the year. Fellow participants included elementary teachers, the West Valley City Council, and Eccles School Academic Advisors and Business Career Coaches. Service is an integral part of the Opportunity Scholars program that helps students [...]

2019-11-27T16:35:38-07:00August 29th, 2019|

Experience the river with our new First Ascent Scholars

Last week, our new First Ascent Scholars traveled to the Gates of Lodore on the Green River. Students and leaders camped for three nights off the river, rafting throughout the day, and hiking to waterfalls and scenic lookouts. They saw eagles, big horn sheep, beavers and other animals as they bonded and built community. Group discussions centered around the book "The Social Change Model" [...]

2019-11-27T16:57:50-07:00August 29th, 2019|

Opportunity Scholars travel to the Aloha State

This July, Opportunity Scholars from the David Eccles School of Business traveled to Hawaii to experience the all the Aloha State has to offer. After landing in Oahu, students participated in a Maunawila Heiau Service Project, sampled shaved ice at the "Pineapple Experience" on the Dole Plantation, toured Pearl Harbor, and hiked the Waimea Valley. They finished up their experience with the "Secret Island [...]

2019-11-27T16:35:52-07:00August 22nd, 2019|