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First Ascent Scholars celebrate 2021-22 graduates with red-carpet event

First Ascent Scholars celebrated this year's graduates in red carpet style, complete with a formal dinner, unique stoles, and even a mini-gold statue. Surrounded by a community of peers, family, mentors, donors, and staff, each spoke words of gratitude and offered advice to their fellow scholars. Graduate Salmoon Masih offered the following advice to his fellow cohorts: Freshman "Welcome, you have been given a [...]

2022-05-18T11:44:09-06:00May 18th, 2022|

Exceptional leadership recognized at the 2021-22 Student Leadership Awards

Nearing the close of another academic year means many things - unpredictable weather, summer on the horizon, and the push of another finals season, to name a few. In addition, spring brings the annual Eccles Student Leadership Awards, presented by the BLinc team (the student government arm of the David Eccles School of Business) to recognize students and student groups exemplifying leadership and [...]

2022-05-04T14:36:08-06:00May 4th, 2022|

Chief Supply Chain Officer shares recipes for a successful career

The Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major at the Eccles School hosted the Network with the Professionals event, an ongoing series that brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to discuss careers and give advice to Eccles School students. Approximately 60 students gathered to hear from Jim Hardy, the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Traeger Pellet Grills and his team. Hardy’s team talked [...]

2022-05-02T13:52:31-06:00May 2nd, 2022|

Finance Department memorializes alum Keefer Babbitt

Professor of Finance and Director of the Advanced Financial Analysis Program Elizabeth Tashjian led a ceremony in the Jack & Jeanne Okland Trading Floor on April 5 to dedicate a special workspace in memory of Finance alum Keefer Babbitt. Babbitt, who passed away in January of 2021, earned his degree in Finance from the David Eccles School of Business in 2015. He was a [...]

2022-04-21T11:37:56-06:00April 21st, 2022|

5 lessons from First Ascent alumna Anfissa Silva Smith

The David Eccles School of Business recently invited alumna Anfissa Silva Smith, CPA and former Senior Audit Manager of KPMG, to speak to First Ascent Scholars as part of their Alumni Dinner. This annual event allows students, faculty, and mentors to connect over dinner and shared experiences. Silva Smith shared her international journey — from Italy to Brazil to Utah — as she [...]

2022-04-14T17:49:50-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Game Day Ad Analytics Challenge

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted its largest Game Day Analytics Challenge (GDAC) to date, both in the number of participating teams and sponsors. GDAC is an annual competition that gives student teams just four days to analyze millions of Tweets related to Super Bowl ads and produce a professional infographic and white paper. This year 32 made it to the [...]

2022-03-15T09:41:28-06:00March 15th, 2022|

Congratulations to winners of the Daniels Fund ethics competition!

A huge congratulations to the winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Undergraduate Case Competition! Students formed five teams to tackle a case that presented several ethical dilemmas during the competition, which took place virtually on Friday, Jan. 28. The teams had about two weeks to prepare their initial ethical analysis of the case and provide their findings in a 15-minute presentation to [...]

2022-02-07T14:49:29-07:00February 7th, 2022|

Recent graduate named finalist to Silicon Slopes Intern Hall of Fame

Samantha Loveland, who graduated with her bachelor's in Management in Fall 2021 and held a Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Rising Star intern in Spring of 2021, has been named a finalist for a Silicon Slopes award. Loveland, who was an intern at BrainStorm, Inc. and now works for the company, has been named a finalist for the Silicon Slopes Intern Hall of Fame. The [...]

2022-01-27T18:00:53-07:00January 27th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund featured in the Deseret News

The newly formed Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund, made possible by a $5 million investment from the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation, will support student-founded startups coming out of the University of Utah. This innovative fund will serve as an accelerator for promising businesses that are at an earlier stage than might typically be of interest to traditional venture capital funds. You [...]

2022-01-27T12:52:10-07:00January 27th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund to support student-founded startups

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund at the David Eccles School of Business, aimed at supporting startup companies formed by business students or others within the broader university network.   Created through a $5 million investment by the Fenton Foundation, [...]

2022-01-27T12:50:19-07:00January 27th, 2022|