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First Ascent Scholars celebrate 2021-22 graduates with red-carpet event

First Ascent Scholars celebrated this year's graduates in red carpet style, complete with a formal dinner, unique stoles, and even a mini-gold statue. Surrounded by a community of peers, family, mentors, donors, and staff, each spoke words of gratitude and offered advice to their fellow scholars. Graduate Salmoon Masih offered the following advice to his fellow cohorts: Freshman "Welcome, you have been given a [...]

2022-05-18T11:44:09-06:00May 18th, 2022|

Exceptional leadership recognized at the 2021-22 Student Leadership Awards

Nearing the close of another academic year means many things - unpredictable weather, summer on the horizon, and the push of another finals season, to name a few. In addition, spring brings the annual Eccles Student Leadership Awards, presented by the BLinc team (the student government arm of the David Eccles School of Business) to recognize students and student groups exemplifying leadership and [...]

2022-05-04T14:36:08-06:00May 4th, 2022|

Congrats to 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center and the Office for Student Inclusion at the David Eccles School of Business recently hosted the 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition. Sponsored by Dominion Energy, this annual competition allows students to strengthen their skills and work within a team to solve a business case focused on inclusion. This year's challenge came from Versatile Image, a local [...]

2022-04-21T11:30:15-06:00April 21st, 2022|

5 lessons from First Ascent alumna Anfissa Silva Smith

The David Eccles School of Business recently invited alumna Anfissa Silva Smith, CPA and former Senior Audit Manager of KPMG, to speak to First Ascent Scholars as part of their Alumni Dinner. This annual event allows students, faculty, and mentors to connect over dinner and shared experiences. Silva Smith shared her international journey — from Italy to Brazil to Utah — as she [...]

2022-04-14T17:49:50-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Why It Matters

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in the blog series Amplifying Marginalized Voices, which aims to provide space for voices from marginalized backgrounds and inform readers about the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our lives. Have you ever felt discredited or wrongfully invalidated within a group? Well, according to a recent study, this behavior is not uncommon. [...]

2022-03-29T14:48:14-06:00March 29th, 2022|

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Game Day Ad Analytics Challenge

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted its largest Game Day Analytics Challenge (GDAC) to date, both in the number of participating teams and sponsors. GDAC is an annual competition that gives student teams just four days to analyze millions of Tweets related to Super Bowl ads and produce a professional infographic and white paper. This year 32 made it to the [...]

2022-03-15T09:41:28-06:00March 15th, 2022|

Recent graduates named top 10 sales & marketers of the year

Hadlee Selman, who graduated with her Bachelor’s in Marketing in Spring 2020 and assumed a position on Overstock.com’s Paid Social Marketing Team after graduation, has recently been honored as one of the 10 Utah Business Sales & Marketers of the Year. The SAMY (Sales & Marketers of the Year) awards recognize professionals who have had a measurable impact on their company’s bottom line [...]

2022-02-10T11:48:27-07:00February 10th, 2022|

5 topics to discuss with your career coach

It's the start of a new year and with that comes plenty of resolutions. If you’re looking for something to add to your 2022 list that is attainable and extremely helpful, meet with a Career Coach right here at the Eccles School. It's easy to schedule an appointment, and it's included as part of your premier Eccles Experience! Career Coaches are here for [...]

2021-12-20T16:52:55-07:00January 18th, 2022|

Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major hosts Network with the Professionals

More than 100 students recently gathered for Network with the Professionals, an event hosted by the Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major at the David Eccles School of Business. An ongoing series, Network with the Professionals invites industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to an open conversation with Eccles School students to discuss career opportunities within the OSC landscape. Given current challenges to supply chains [...]

2021-12-22T10:27:01-07:00December 21st, 2021|

Opportunity Scholars celebrate Fall 2021 graduates

Opportunity Scholars gathered students, family, and mentors for a celebration of their Fall 2021 graduates. The evening started with an official presentation where each graduate was presented with a special stole, lei, and leather folder imprinted with the program logo. Graduates then spoke of their gratitude to the program and the donors who helped to make their education possible. There was a strong [...]

2021-12-14T09:09:06-07:00December 14th, 2021|