Over the 2021 Fall Semester, students in our Business Scholars program spent a weekend in Zion National Park for a leadership retreat.
The weekend started in Springdale, UT, just outside the park, where students were welcomed with a luau featuring delicious food from Moki’s Hawaiian Grill and an incredible fire dancing display featuring introductions to each of the Pacific Islands.
Embracing their “aloha” spirit, the next morning scholars had the opportunity to hear from Ruchi Watson and Maya Jolley from the Goff Strategic Leadership Center. Students engaged in case study discussions and developed important leadership skills.
After a morning full of studies, students picked up lunches and headed off to discover Zion National Park! An amazing day of hiking and seeing some of Utah’s most iconic landmarks was followed by a huge Italian feast and a dance party.
This retreat allowed students to grow closer to their peers and learn important leadership skills to carry on throughout their careers. It is one of Business Scholars’ strongest traditions.
The Business Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah gives high-achieving first-year and transfer students an introduction to all the Eccles School has to offer. Business Scholars learn by doing, including visiting companies, networking with executives and top professors, building relationships with their peers, presenting business case studies, and traveling the U.S. and the world. Find more info at Eccles.link/BusinessScholars.