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Eccles Beginnings Summer Bridge Program

July 5-30, 2021

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and qualified students are admitted on a first come, first serve basis until the program is full.

The Eccles Beginnings Summer Bridge program is a four-week bridge program for incoming freshmen who are first-generation students, or who come from underrepresented backgrounds, and who are interested in studying business. Students live on campus and participate in a variety of activities to acclimate them to the University of Utah and the David Eccles School of Business. This program hopes to ease the transition to college and give students a jump start on their freshman year.

  • Get a Head Start as a Business Student. Receive intense instruction in math and writing, meet faculty and staff from the David Eccles School of Business, and explore the University of Utah campus and become acquainted with campus resources.
  • Enhance Your Professionalism. Participate in a Business Ethics Case Competition, gain presentation, public speaking and professional behavior skills, and get to know your strengths, and how they can help you build your career.
  • Build a Community. Live on campus in Lassonde Studios with other incoming Eccles School freshmen and attend events in the Salt Lake City community.

For questions or more information about Eccles Beginnings, contact Michelle Conley at or 801-587-7072.

What Our Students Say

I love how I will get to walk out of this program feeling knowledgeable in regards to the business school and the University as a whole. Also, I get to start school alongside new friends from many diverse backgrounds.

College is more than just education, it is a place to thrive, find your skills, find new people and network.

This program made shifting into college EASY. I feel confident about most everything and for anything that I feel I need help with, this program guided me towards the resources to find the answers.

I learned that there are more resources around campus than everyone expects. I also learned that there are a lot of mentors and advisers who are willing to help.

I learned to be confident; the case competition really pushed me.

Our writing instructor was super nice and helpful. I loved her background and her desire for women’s rights. She was great!