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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|

‘Leadership is stewardship’: Opportunity Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat

“At the end of the day, people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou This quote highlights the overall theme of the Opportunity Scholars Annual Leadership Retreat. Held virtually earlier this month, the event brought in speakers and alumni Annie Leither, VP Sponsorships, Zions Bank, and Erumis Ureña, Executive Officer, U.S. Foreign [...]

2020-10-28T09:21:10-07:00October 28th, 2020|

Creating your own career: Women in entrepreneurship

The Women in Entrepreneurship Alumnae Panel brought together creative minds from across the University of Utah to share their experiences as real-world entrepreneurs. Participants included Camryn Polansky of the Lassonde Founders student group; Juliana Duran, small-business owner and entrepreneur; Anne Bastien, Program Director at Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Justin Kahn, Instructor in the Master of Business Creation program at the David Eccles School of [...]

2020-10-26T14:31:34-07:00October 27th, 2020|

Business Scholars hold Annual Leadership Retreat in Midway

Business Scholars recently held their Leadership Retreat in Midway, Utah. This annual retreat is normally held in Zion National Park; however, the pandemic required a pivot and provided a unique experience closer to home. This fun single-day conference allowed students to make lasting friendships, enjoy the beautiful Utah scenery, and learn from amazing keynote speakers — all while being socially distant. To start [...]

2020-10-13T09:23:37-07:00October 13th, 2020|

First Ascent Scholars hold sophomore retreat

Recently, our First Ascent Sophomore Scholars held their annual Fall Retreat on campus. While this year’s socially distanced event may have looked a little different compared to the cozy cabin retreat in years past, students still were able to reconnect in person, learn more about each other, and expand their leadership development skills through the Social Change Model introduced to them Freshman year.  [...]

2020-10-12T09:54:58-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Careers at Maverik: The adventure of a lifetime

The Gear-Up: Operations and Supply Chain Online Career Fair brought in companies from around Utah, with employment opportunities throughout the U.S. At a time where jobs seem a little harder to come by, it was exciting to see so many companies attending college recruiting events and actively hiring. Among the companies represented, Maverik hosted a few sessions that gave valuable insight into what [...]

2020-10-07T10:31:29-07:00October 7th, 2020|

First Ascent Scholars gives their annual family BBQ a non-traditional makeover

With 51 current students and 14 alumni, the First Ascent Scholars Program has created a supportive, safe environment for 65 students at the David Eccles School of Business. Currently entering its sixth year, the program always has emphasized the important role that familial and community support plays in each student's academic journey. "The journey is not always easy," said Victoria Cabal, director of [...]

2020-09-30T19:14:22-07:00September 30th, 2020|

Circuit Breaker: What to expect for the next two weeks

A "circuit breaker" for COVID-19 is happening over the next two weeks. All instruction and student services are moving online from Sunday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Oct. 11 to allow for a two-week reset for quarantine and to accommodate security needs for the U.S. Vice Presidential debate. All University of Utah buildings, including all Eccles School buildings, will be locked during this two-week time frame with [...]

2020-09-24T17:35:02-07:00September 25th, 2020|

Your first MAP Academic Advising appointment: What to expect and to prepare

Have you met with your academic advisor yet? All first-year and freshmen students are required to meet with an academic advisor during Fall Semester in order to add classes for the upcoming 2021 Spring Semester. This process and program are referred to as MAP (Milestone Advising Program). MAP was created by the University of Utah to ensure every student utilizes their major's advising office at key points [...]

2020-09-22T18:27:43-07:00September 24th, 2020|

Network, learn, and make life-long friends with Eccles student clubs

One of the best things a college student can do is get involved within the community around them, and a great way to do that is through student clubs. Kerry Larson, a junior in Finance and vice president of recruitment for the Finance Club, credits her involvement in the club with helping her fully jump into her Major and the Business School. “Finance [...]

2020-09-23T11:31:53-07:00September 22nd, 2020|