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Eccles students raise awareness of worldwide need for clean water

Student teams comprising a total of 72 students competed in the Eccles-WHOlives Social Impact Challenge, sponsored by Adobe from Oct. 15-23, 2020. This event was in partnership with WHOlives — a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people in Kenya and Uganda by providing access to clean water — Adobe, and the Information Systems program at the Eccles School. Student teams [...]

2020-11-30T12:44:27-07:00December 1st, 2020|

Cabo Verde Secretary of State addresses University of Utah community

On Nov. 19, Eccles School students were lucky enough to hear from Pedro Lopes, the current Secretary of State for Innovation and TVET of Cabo Verde, an African island country in the Atlantic Ocean. He is known for organizing the first TEDx event in Cabo Verde, as well as being chosen by former President Barack Obama to be involved in his first leadership [...]

2020-12-08T17:31:29-07:00November 30th, 2020|

How you can help support Eccles School alumni small businesses

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide, our country’s small businesses have been particularly affected. We’re highlighting some of our alumni-owned small businesses that could benefit from the Eccles School community support during this time. Whether that’s buying their products or services, sharing about their company on social media or utilizing their software for your own job or [...]

2020-06-05T14:27:43-07:00June 5th, 2020|

New project bringing hope to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Eccles School is proud to be part of a new initiative that will hopefully act as a Peace Corps for businesses around the state. The Hope Corps is designed to help students who have lost job or internship opportunities due to COVID-19 find work with local companies that need a helping hand. Learn more about the program on CBS News, in The Salt [...]

2020-06-15T09:37:44-07:00May 15th, 2020|

Business Career Services launches first Virtual Career Fair

The David Eccles School of Business hosted its first virtual career fair on April 29. The hiring-focused event highlighted companies that are currently seeking skilled student candidates. This successful pilot drew in several prominent employers, including Access Development, TEK Systems, Pronto, University of Utah Health, and many more. With a high student-to-employer ratio, students shared their elevator pitches whilst also inquiring about the company's [...]

2020-05-15T12:01:50-07:00May 15th, 2020|

Pierre Lassonde Retires from Franco-Nevada after 35 years of leadership

After 35 years leading Franco-Nevada, Pierre Lassonde – the founder of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business – retired from the company when he stepped down as chairman of the board earlier this month. The milestone concluded an epic career with the company he co-founded in 1985 and grew to its current valuation of $38 billion. Lassonde [...]

2020-05-14T12:03:09-07:00May 14th, 2020|

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award winners announced

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives Professors Abe Bakhsheshy and Bill Hesterly announced the winners of the Eccles School's Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. These colleagues were chosen on behalf of the University of Utah for their successful efforts to create new ethics-related courses, to integrate new business ethics content into existing courses, to mentor students on [...]

2020-05-15T12:06:05-07:00May 11th, 2020|

Project apART: Promoting continuous creativity amidst COVID-19

During times of significant change, artistic movements have been a pivotal source of imagination, innovation, and community. Every pandemic throughout history has redefined the boundaries of artistic expression, such as Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” to employ storytelling during the 14th Century Black Plague, and Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” to embrace togetherness after surviving the 20th Century flu, and COVID-19 likely will do the same. [...]

2020-05-01T13:49:29-07:00May 1st, 2020|

MHA students give back, serving food to frontline medical workers

Two David Eccles School of Business second-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) students, Kelcie Douglas and Alyse Wells, have spearheaded the Salt Lake City chapter of Frontline Foods. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that supports local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by feeding workers who are battling on the frontlines. Frontline Foods has partnered with World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable [...]

2020-04-28T15:44:46-07:00April 28th, 2020|

Tips for staying positive during COVID-19 from our OSI Counselors

While some free time can be useful to recharge our batteries, all too often we spend more time thinking about all the things that can go wrong instead of staying positive. Spending excessive time thinking about what's already wrong and how things could get worse is a process called rumination. Here are some tips from the counselors at the Office for Student Inclusion to [...]

2020-04-21T09:01:47-07:00April 21st, 2020|