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Business Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat in Midway

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 [...]

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

First Ascent Scholars hold sophomore retreat

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.  [...]

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

Careers at Maverik: The adventure of a lifetime

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Opportunity Scholars kick off their Fall Peer Mentoring Program

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 [...]

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

Navigating your way to valuable mentorships

College is all about navigation – navigating classes, majors, future career paths, social life, and more independence. While your time in college is full of many wonderful and memorable experiences, we also know higher education is an investment, and we’re dedicated to providing the services you need to help navigate your path. Mentorships can be a key aspect of this. Good mentors can [...]

2020-09-03T21:58:15-07:00September 3rd, 2020|

Opportunity Scholars give 300 service hours during fall service project

The Opportunity Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business works to establish a culture of service. "Not only does service address a significant need in the community," said Program Manager Latu Kinikini, "but it also enriches the educational experience for our scholars by bringing them together and giving back to the community." And the Opportunity Scholars certainly delivered during their Fall Semester [...]

2020-09-02T09:30:18-07:00September 2nd, 2020|

Eccles Undergraduate Advising update on CR/NC

As students return to classes, we want to remind you of the grading policies within the David Eccles School of Business. As of this 2020 Fall Semester, the grading policy has returned to its original guidelines: all students must receive a C- or higher in business courses. CR/NC will not be accepted. We would like to remind students that Spring and Summer 2020 [...]

2020-08-26T18:33:42-07:00August 26th, 2020|