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Opportunity Scholars celebrates Fall 2020 graduates

Earlier this month, Opportunity Scholars held their semester luau to celebrate their 2020 Fall graduates. Always inspirational, this semester's virtual event featured remarks from the program director, Rich Kaufusi, and alum, Simeon Lawrence. Lawrence, who received his degree in Finance, shared his personal story with the group and encouraged students to align the practice of goal setting with being intentional. "Start with the [...]

2020-12-16T10:27:05-07:00December 15th, 2020|

Check out the latest Hey U episode featuring Collective Health

In their most recent episode, the Hey U Podcast team interviews Jennifer Jacobs-Munson, vice president of member services and Utah site lead at Collective Health. The interview revolves around the complexities of a decades-old healthcare system and what companies like Collective Health are doing to both streamline and simplify healthcare administration. As college students begin the search for full-time careers after graduation, the [...]

2020-12-14T11:59:12-07:00December 14th, 2020|

First Ascent Scholars hosts annual Fall Celebration

The First Ascent Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business recently held its annual Fall Celebration. Like many other events this year, their traditional feast transitioned to a virtual celebration. Scholars, mentors, and staff were able to share their gratitude and catch-up after a long semester. The online event was paired with a socially distanced outdoor meet-and-greet where students could say [...]

2020-12-07T11:08:36-07:00December 7th, 2020|

3 self-care tips for a successful Finals Week

The topic of mental health has been at the forefront of discussion this semester as we all continue to work through how remote working and learning affects us each differently. As we approach finals, this is especially true. While in years past we may have been able to hole ourselves up for a week in the house in a marathon study session, we’ve [...]

2020-12-08T18:01:11-07:00November 30th, 2020|

Student support and resources over Winter Break

Although classes may have gone online, there are many resources available to students, both on-campus and virtually throughout the online extension period (Nov. 26 - Dec. 12) and Winter Break (Dec. 13 - Jan. 15)! If you find yourself on campus during these breaks, there still are several resources available to you! Here's what open: On-Campus Resources Online extension period (Nov. 26-Dec. 12) [...]

2020-12-01T18:01:27-07:00November 30th, 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|

AMA Panel: Utah offers great outdoor industry careers

On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the University of Utah hosted an Outdoor Industry Marketing Panel. The AMA event highlighted professionals in the outdoor industry, who gave some great insights into the work that they do, as well as some advice to students interested in outdoor industry careers. The panel featured two women who have a passion for [...]

2020-11-24T10:09:01-07:00November 30th, 2020|

Findings show female youth voters show up to cast their ballots

Originally published on Nov. 4, 2020 at Since 2014, youth voter turnout has been the most rapidly changing segment of eligible voting population participation rates, especially among young women. Voter turnout among 18- to 29-year-olds jumped from 20% in 2014 to 36% in 2018. This was the largest percentage point increase for any age group – a 79% increase. This swift increase [...]

2020-11-19T10:37:57-07:00November 19th, 2020|

TEK Company Profiles: Sundance Institute and Health Catalyst

Last month, the Business Career Services (BCS) at the David Eccles School of Business hosted a career fair to give students insight into several companies that are currently hiring for jobs and internships. I had the privilege of attending the presentations and Q&A sessions of two companies: Sundance Institute and Health Catalyst. Sundance Institute is a nonprofit that works with up-and-coming film creators [...]

2020-11-06T17:43:00-07:00November 6th, 2020|

Ethics Club speaker focuses on values, grit, and grace for success

The Ethics Club and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its second virtual speaking event for students, staff, and faculty. Taking place this past Monday, Nov. 2, the event featured Laurel Bartmess, who focused on how values, grace, and grit always will predict your future success. Here are three key takeaways from this informative event: 1. [...]

2020-11-05T09:56:55-07:00November 5th, 2020|