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Opportunity Scholars reflect on their recent service with the Utah Food Bank

The Opportunity Scholars Program is synonymous with service. Each semester, students come together to serve and support the community. Over the last year, they helped at the St. Vincent Dining Hall, Welfare Square Cannery (300+ hours of service in one day!), and the Utah Food Bank where they packed and distributed food to the local community. Below students reflect on what volunteering with [...]

2021-07-30T14:00:52-06:00July 30th, 2021|

Howard students network with Black business leaders at U alum’s home

On May 14, I along with 15 other students from Howard University, made the journey to Salt Lake City, Utah to start a summer program sponsored by a Howard University and David Eccles School of Business partnership. Every Saturday since then, I have been helping to plan fun events for us to attend. This partnership was designed to give Howard students a unique [...]

2021-06-28T12:21:29-06:00June 28th, 2021|

Amplifying voices benefits everyone, including underrepresented voices

It often seems like team meetings result in some voices being heard, while others are completely overlooked. Similarly, sometimes credit is misassigned to someone who didn't actually offer up the idea. The phenomenon is a concern to many, and particularly women and people of color. However, the use of amplification, publicly endorsing someone's idea while giving credit to that person, can give underrepresented voices [...]

2021-06-17T15:35:10-06:00June 17th, 2021|

Celebrate Pride with the David Eccles School of Business

Rainbows are popping up all over for Pride month, and while campus is a bit quiet for the summer, the David Eccles School of Business still has some ways to celebrate. For students, there is Out for Business, a professional development and community outreach group that develops relationships, resources, and education among faculty, staff, students, and companies for the benefit of LGBTQ+ business students. [...]

2021-06-08T09:46:56-06:00June 8th, 2021|

Nature’s Sunshine announces scholarship fund for diverse Eccles students

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company that manufactures high quality herbal and nutritional products, announced the creation of a new scholarship in partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah to support diverse students in their education. The company has pledged $200,000 over four years, and the Eccles School will match 50%, for [...]

2021-06-01T15:40:31-06:00June 2nd, 2021|

Here’s why data and dialogue are key to improving equity, diversity and inclusion

Ninety minutes. That’s all it took. I gained a deeper understanding of how data informs an elected official’s thought process regarding racial and ethnic disparities in Utah. He, in turn, reviewed the data and considered how he might incorporate this data into policymaking. Both of us acknowledged the importance of the issue, need for increased opportunities and inherent strengths that can help Utah improve. [...]

2021-06-01T14:42:17-06:00June 1st, 2021|

Opportunity Scholars honors and celebrates graduates

Last week, the Opportunity Scholars program honored their 2020-21 graduates with a virtual Luau. The event gave students a chance to celebrate this important accomplishment with their families, faculty, staff, fellow students, and donors. The evening started with a welcome from program leaders Richard Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, and a dance performance from student ambassador Haylie Heale. Graduates then spoke to those who [...]

2021-05-04T12:17:22-06:00May 4th, 2021|

Want to be a LGBTQ+ advocate? These 4 tips will help

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Out for Business (O4B) student organization, in partnership with the Eccles Alumni Team, hosted a panel of experts for "LGBTQ+ Advocacy: Becoming the Advocate You Were Born to Be." Below, student Brian Pham, Executive Director, O4B, takes us through major takeaways from this extraordinary discussion. Watch the full discussion on YouTube here. On April 14, we sat [...]

2021-04-27T13:31:51-06:00April 27th, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Real Women Run case competition!

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business, in conjunction with Real Women Run at the YWCA and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, hosted a competition that challenged students to develop ideas, strategies, and programs that would help increase the number and diversity of women running for office in Utah. Student teams developed and proposed [...]

2021-04-20T14:09:11-06:00April 20th, 2021|

Finding community, developing professionally with Women in Business

I remember my first day of classes at the David Eccles School of Business. I walked in the SFEBB 20 minutes before my first class and saw the promised table of bagels. There were dozens of students standing around with their fresh backpacks and bagels in hand, yet the space was eerily quiet. I guess we were all freshmen. Beginning college is a [...]

2021-03-30T17:43:47-06:00March 30th, 2021|