May 08

MBA Alum Makes the World His Workplace

As an MBA student at BYU, 2016 graduate Mike Johnson walked the streets of Europe, full of hope that he would someday live and work there. Now he lives in Madrid, and he credits the Whitmore Global Management Center (GMC) with helping make his dream a reality. Growing up, Johnson frequently traveled abroad on extended trips […]

May 05

RECM Team Doesn’t Let Opportunity Escape

Time was running out as a team of BYU recreation management students rushed to diffuse a bomb in the office of a Russian spy. Though the stakes felt high, the students were in no danger; this was just an intense escape room game. In escape rooms, players work together within a certain timeframe to solve […]

May 03

Student Entrepreneurs Get a Head Start(up)

Three students in BYU’s No. 2-ranked entrepreneurship program aren’t waiting to apply what they’re learning until after graduation; instead, they have a jump start on their business ventures: Morgen Glessing, a senior from Vancouver, Washington Glessing is steering two different startups. The first is Kudoz, an app that rewards safe drivers with points they can […]

May 01

GSC Intro Class Puts Pedal to the Metal

Two spandex-clad riders whizzed into the building, disappearing from view. As the BYU Marriott School students and their advisor stepped into the warehouse, the smell of rubber, aluminum, and cardboard—components of freshly manufactured bicycles—welcomed them into biker paradise. Though untried in the field of global supply chain, the four students and GSC professor Simon Greathead […]

April 30

Getting Onboard With OBHR

Early bird recruiters are on the heels of incoming OBHR students. So close, in fact, that OBHR senior Sarah Duvall felt the need to research how to better prepare students to meet them. Duvall started her inquiries last October by drawing themes from personal experiences in the program, conducting surveys, and collaborating with Society of […]

April 26

The Secret to Landing Your Dream Internship

School is winding down, the sunshine has actually started to feel warm, and one question is on everyone’s mind: what to do this summer? Marriott School students have landed internships all over the country, thanks to club participation during the school year. Here are just a few examples.   Society for Human Resource Management: Grant […]

April 24

Old School IS Master’s Degree

It was 2003 when Erik Lamb’s name was first called in the Marriott Center. Fully suited in his cap and gown, he accepted his diploma and thought his time at BYU was complete. Thirteen years, four kids, two companies, one startup, and multiple VP positions later, Lamb—at the age of thirty-seven—took that same walk after […]

April 06

GSC Students Share Advice, Aspirations

While Kevin Barker and Renae Rockwood, two juniors in the global supply chain program, are both involved students who worked hard to get into their program, their future endeavors couldn’t be more different. Read on for their takes on global supply chain, the Marriott School, and internships, as well as their aspirations in the fields […]

April 06

Garrett Gee: Make Your Own Career

Swim with sperm whales in Dominica—check. Visit an underground city in Turkey—check. Canyoneer in Indonesia—check. See the annual lantern festival in Thailand; swim with penguins in the Galapagos; and kayak with dolphins in Australia—check, check, check! Known as the Bucket List Family, former BYU students Garrett and Jessica Gee and their children spoke in an assembly […]

April 05

An Alum’s Career-Changing Mindset

Two years after graduating with a degree in marketing from the Marriott School in 1990, Jenner Marcucci decided he was going to make his first $100,000 and buy a house—and then he did it. By digging in and working hard, Marcucci was named the top sales rep at Pfizer; in fact, he speculates that he […]

April 03

On Your Best Behavior(al Lab)

At the Y, Marriott School faculty have the cutting-edge resources to help them answer “Why?” One of those assets is the Marketing Research and Behavioral Lab, one of the largest behavioral labs in the country. The lab fields around forty studies every semester, with more than thirteen thousand subjects cycling through the lab during that same […]

Vikram Ravi at BYU Marriott School March 30

Closing the Digital Divide for Refugees

For Vikram Ravi, making a difference isn’t a far-off dream—it’s his reality. A strategy senior from Alamo, California, Ravi was recently offered a post-graduation position as a digital literacy and access VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) for the AmeriCorps program through the International Rescue Committee (IRC). As a VISTA, Ravi will develop community partnerships […]

March 29

Alumni Consult for the Church

Alumni LaDon Linde and Justin Oldroyd have always enjoyed a fast-paced work environment. Prior to their current positions, they both spent time at global strategy consulting firms, and Linde played a key role in a San Francisco-based tech company’s growth from twenty to two-hundred employees. Though their jobs were good, both men felt the need for […]

March 28

World Record Holder Continues to Build

To remedy their boredom one summer afternoon in 2009, Jeffrey Handy and his high school buddies decided to get a trailer, fill it with cardboard boxes, and build a giant fort in his friend’s backyard. To their surprise, the fort built from two hundred boxes attracted more than three hundred spectators and earned them the […]

March 24

Prosperity In Product Management

Popular prejudice often says that a good salary comes at the expense of job satisfaction. But Dain Berrett, outgoing president of BYU’s Product Management Association, argues that isn’t always the case. Berrett, a second-year MBA student, says studies show product managers enjoy one of the best combinations of job satisfaction and salary of any profession. […]

March 23

Finance Conference Climbs Higher

Slot canyons, river rafting, and . . . finance research papers? BYU’s Red Rock Conference is classified as one of the premier finance conferences in the United States. Attracting leading professors from top universities from coast to coast, the three-day symposium in the heart of southern Utah has become world-renowned among the academic finance elite. […]

March 21

Building Good Habits, Changing Lives in NZ

Heather Del Nero and Abbey Pugmire sat with twenty kiwi teens on a bus in New Zealand, on their way to a camp for at-risk youth. Searching for a way to break the ice, the two BYU students drew on lessons they’d learned in recreation management classes and turned to music games. “Before you know […]

March 16

The End and the Beginning

Before the risin’ sun, we fly So many roads to choose We’ll start out walkin’ and learn to run And yes, we’ve just begun After forty years at BYU, Marshall Romney speaks of the program that he will be leaving behind in April by quoting the well-known Carpenters’ song, “We’ve only just begun.” “I’ve enjoyed […]