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First Ascent Scholars travel to Moab for a 3-day outdoor adventure

Earlier this month, first-year students from the First Ascent Scholars group traveled to Moab, Utah. In addition to evening lessons and a closing ceremony, students spent four days camping, hiking, and canyoneering to iconic destinations such as Delicate Arch, Wall Street, and Medieval Dome. This trip is the culminating event of the BUS 3800 course on Leadership for a Better World. Following the social [...]

2019-10-28T16:50:03-07:00October 28th, 2019|

Adjust to the new way of life in college with BLinc.

We hope you have all been able to settle into your schedules fairly easily this semester. Making the transition to college can be rough, but luckily BLInc. has you covered with some tips: Tips for Tackling College Culture Shock: Invest in a planner, phone calendar, AND to-do lists to help with time management. When starting up with a new schedule, it is pretty [...]

2019-10-14T15:49:43-07:00October 1st, 2019|

First Ascent Scholars kick-off the new year with a family BBQ

Students, families, and mentors gathered to celebrate a new year over some mouth-watering food from Miss Essie's BBQ. "This event," says Program Director Victoria Cabal, "is a reminder that our students' families are an integral part of our community and their students' university experience." Representatives from Goldman Sachs were also in attendance, allowing students the opportunity to network. The First Ascent Scholars Program cultivates, [...]

2019-09-20T14:00:50-07:00September 20th, 2019|

Opportunity Scholars give back

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Opportunity Scholars from the David Eccles School of Business partnered with more than 150 community members to clean and ready Redwood Elementary School for the year. Fellow participants included elementary teachers, the West Valley City Council, and Eccles School Academic Advisors and Business Career Coaches. Service is an integral part of the Opportunity Scholars program that helps students [...]

2019-08-29T21:13:38-07:00August 29th, 2019|

Experience the river with our new First Ascent Scholars

Last week, our new First Ascent Scholars traveled to the Gates of Lodore on the Green River. Students and leaders camped for three nights off the river, rafting throughout the day, and hiking to waterfalls and scenic lookouts. They saw eagles, big horn sheep, beavers and other animals as they bonded and built community. Group discussions centered around the book "The Social Change Model" [...]

2019-08-29T21:13:34-07:00August 29th, 2019|

Opportunity Scholars travel to the Aloha State

This July, Opportunity Scholars from the David Eccles School of Business traveled to Hawaii to experience the all the Aloha State has to offer. After landing in Oahu, students participated in a Maunawila Heiau Service Project, sampled shaved ice at the "Pineapple Experience" on the Dole Plantation, toured Pearl Harbor, and hiked the Waimea Valley. They finished up their experience with the "Secret Island [...]

2019-08-22T16:47:31-07:00August 22nd, 2019|

Eccles Beginnings Case Competition Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Eccles Beginnings Program case competition that took place on July 31, 2019 here at the David Eccles School of Business. 1st Place: Civic Consulting Carley Cooper, Yulisa Padilla, Omar Dahir, Josue Mata 2nd Place: Quad Firm Eduardo Flores, Karen Melendez, Laurent Ntakarutimana, Betsy Pacheco 3rd Place: Ethigreen Consulting Anahi Guillen, Raul Preciado, Desange Kuenihira, Lwel [...]

2019-08-09T16:53:13-07:00August 9th, 2019|

First Ascent Scholars celebrates a superb school year, welcomes new students

First Ascent Scholars celebrated their End-of-Year Celebration on Saturday, May 25.   This was a big celebration where all the First Ascent Scholars got together with their friends, families, and mentors to celebrate the end of a successful school year and to welcome all the new scholars. So far, First Ascent has been able to graduate six scholars. Every year, the program admits 10-12 [...]

2019-06-18T10:55:53-07:00June 18th, 2019|

First Ascent Scholars travel to London

During the first week of summer vacation, the First Ascent Scholars freshman cohort had the opportunity to travel to London. During their time in London, they were able to visit two companies: Instructure and Center Bridge. Along with visiting companies, the scholars enjoyed some of the common sights such as the London Eye, The British Library, The British Museum, Windsor Castle, and Parliament. The [...]

2019-06-05T16:52:37-07:00June 5th, 2019|

Opportunity Scholars Luau celebrates 2019 graduates

Opportunity Scholars at the David Eccles School of Business recently held their Annual Luau to honor graduating seniors and celebrate another successful year. Families, advisory board members, donors, faculty, and Eccles School staff gathered for the celebration. Several students spoke of their educational journey, expressing gratitude for all the help they received along the way. The evening highlighted the full-circle support Opportunity Scholars embraces [...]

2019-05-29T19:13:11-07:00May 8th, 2019|