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 the day, students checked in, got snacks, and attended presentations from two amazing keynote alumni speakers, Mbe Agbor, Equity Real Estate – Advantage, and Cody Broderick, Founder and CEO of inWhatLanguage. These two successful business leaders shared their experience and knowledge on how to be better leaders and better versions of oneself. They discussed key concepts such as networking, time management, problem-solving, and having the pure willpower to commit to something and give it everything you’ve got. As Eccles alumni, their advice and stories hit home with students, as they once sat in the same classrooms they did in their undergraduate experience years ago.
After lunch, students had the opportunity to participate in exciting outdoor activities, included horseback riding, hiking, riding ATVs, swimming in a crater (a geothermal spring in a 55ft limestone dome), mountain biking, golfing, and exploring downtown Park City.
This Business Scholar Leadership Retreat is one of many reasons why being a student at the University of Utah is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Business Scholars Program is unlike any freshman business program in the nation, providing amazing conferences and activities students can attend that go hand-in-hand with their education.
The Business Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business provides freshmen and transfer students both an introduction to the various business disciplines and an experiential experience that includes travel, company visits, professional skill and career development, networking opportunities, and a solid start to their college experience. For more information, visit Eccles.link/BusinessScholars.
About the Author
Aislin Pyper is a Marketing major and ambassador for the Business Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business.