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10 fun things to do while social distancing

As we all practice social distancing to #flattenthecurve, online classes and virtual work schedules keep us busy, but it’s essential to make good use of the extra time we have in the house. Self-isolation can be difficult, but remember to be hopeful about the future, stay healthy, and be patient with yourself in this period of change. As a remedy to restlessness, check out [...]

2020-04-17T21:09:22-07:00April 16th, 2020|

One Refugee business students civically engage in trip to D.C.

Large-scale opportunities in civic engagement are rare, but this semester, University of Utah students enrolled in Business 3800 had the unique opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. the week of March 7. With five days in the nation’s capital, students met with U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams and visited multiple historical museums and locations, including the Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Archives, Library of [...]

2020-03-31T09:20:21-07:00March 31st, 2020|

First Ascent Scholars learn through play at Cultural Celebration

On Feb. 22, our First Ascent Scholars held their annual Cultural Celebration. This event fosters discussion and broader perspectives as students come together from different cultural backgrounds to learn and share. Using board games as a conduit, students discussed their favorite cultural traditions, the roles these traditions and gender roles played in their families, and how they helped them connect to their culture. "The [...]

2020-03-17T09:08:17-07:00March 16th, 2020|

12 Markets in 12 Months with an Eccles Alum

Eccles School alum Burton Flynn started his finance career as a humble business student working in the Student Investment Fund, an undergraduate investment experience in fund management. Now, as a CFA and managing partner at Terra Nova Capital, Evli Group, Flynn has graduated from the $700,000 SIF portfolio and manages the Evli Emerging Frontier Fund. Flynn and his colleague Ivan Nechunaev, appearing in the [...]

2020-04-15T12:21:14-07:00March 12th, 2020|

Opportunity Scholars connect over peer mentoring luncheon

Good food, good company, better connection. Opportunity Scholars recently took time to relax, catch-up, and connect with peers over lunch and a peer mentoring activity.  Junior and senior Scholars took the lead for this session, which focused on teamwork, the college experience, and advice on selecting a major. Peer mentoring activities are valuable. Students have the chance to create and nurture long-term, positive relationships, [...]

2020-02-26T09:52:52-07:00February 26th, 2020|

Strategic Space: First Ascent Scholars focus on career strategy at Junior Retreat

Earlier this month, First Ascent Scholars embarked their annual Junior Leadership Retreat to Midway, Utah. With a focus on career strategy, students heard from faculty and staff from Business Career Services and the Office for Student Inclusion on topics including networking, effective relationship building, mental health, self-care, and imposter syndrome. Presentations were paired with a variety of team-building activities that addressed common barriers such [...]

2020-02-21T09:18:31-07:00February 20th, 2020|

Alum DJ Joune talks passion, gratitude, and grit with First Ascent Scholars

Each year the David Eccles School of Business invites First Ascent scholars, faculty, and mentors to connect over dinner and listen to an alumni guest speaker. This year, DJ Joune, the official home DJ of the Utah Jazz, spoke at the event and shared how he lives a life of passion and service.  Joune began his inspirational talk with a snapshot of his [...]

2020-01-28T13:36:30-07:00January 28th, 2020|

Business Scholars celebrate with etiquette luncheon

Freshmen in the David Eccles School of Business Scholars Program celebrated their first semester with an etiquette luncheon. Hosted at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, students dressed in their business professional best for lessons ranging from how to sustain a light conversation in a business setting to which fork to use first. All 500 students in the program joined together at [...]

2019-12-12T16:50:09-07:00December 8th, 2019|

First Ascent Scholars celebrate with gratitude

First Ascent Scholars recently came together for their Annual Fall Harvest event. No celebration is complete without a feast, and as students shared a harvest meal, they had the opportunity to hear David Stirling, the founder, CEO, and chairman of doTERRA, share his start-up story. Program director, Victoria Cabal, started off the evening with a reflection on the origins of harvest festivals. Traditionally, the [...]

2019-12-03T09:43:07-07:00November 26th, 2019|

De-stressed, not depressed during finals at the Eccles School

As soon as Thanksgiving Break hits, students know they must face finals season. Check out our five steps to stay ahead of the pressure that comes with studying and preparing. Step 1: Make a game plan. The best teams have a play-by-play strategy, and students should follow their lead. Performing well on game day starts by creating, and then developing, a training program. Scheduled [...]

2019-11-25T14:35:25-07:00November 20th, 2019|