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New perspectives make an IMPACT via Howard and Utah partnership

What is IMPACT? IMPACT is a program at the University of Utah that is currently in partnership with Howard University, a Historically Black University, and a variety of corporate sponsors in Salt Lake City, Utah. This initiative focuses on internship, mentorship, professional development, academic achievement, community engagement, travel, and tourism. A cohort of students immerse themselves in a new environment as they dive [...]

2022-07-18T18:42:44-06:00July 18th, 2022|

What is Juneteenth? Emancipation, celebration, and reflection

Are you wondering why your classes are canceled on Monday, June 20, 2022? Juneteenth, which many people refer to as Freedom Day, is a new federal holiday that celebrates the freedom of those who were enslaved. Juneteenth is a day of emancipation, celebration, and reflection. What is Juneteenth? In the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves were to be [...]

2022-06-10T10:56:32-06:00June 10th, 2022|

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Steps Toward Allyship

Allyship is a term that sprung up within the last decade, a popular discussion topic within social justice spaces over the last couple of years. The definition of allyship is the act of a person of privilege standing in solidarity with marginalized communities to support ongoing efforts against systems of oppression. Allyship has a large role in creating an equitable environment and community. [...]

2022-05-25T15:52:01-06:00May 25th, 2022|

Eccles Business Career Services honors faculty mentors, department and corporate partners

Last month, Business Career Services (BCS) hosted its annual Faculty Career Mentor Awards to celebrate the outstanding support and partnership of faculty members, departments, and employers. Faculty are nominated by Eccles students, giving these mentorship awards special significance. Students stood to share stories about the impact these extraordinary educators have had in their lives and career decisions, highlighting what a big difference they make [...]

2022-05-25T15:04:20-06:00May 25th, 2022|

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 involvement [...]

2022-08-01T18:34:17-06:00May 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|