Scott Sampson BYU June 23

GSC Prof Channels Love for Learning & Service

“I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves.” Global supply chain management professor Scott Sampson keeps this quote from David Letterman hanging in his office. In essence, it’s what Sampson is all about. “If I feel like […]

Carly McDonald June 22

Forming New Ties to Thailand

As an LDS missionary living in Thailand, BYU MPA student Carly McDonald helped make a change in people’s hearts. Next she’ll be returning to help make a change in Thailand’s government. Thanks to a prestigious Boren Fellowship, McDonald will spend a year in the Asian nation helping nonprofits and the government work together to empower […]

June 21

Using His Network for Good

Though Ahmad Salah uses his BYU MBA network to further his professional goals, he also channels his Rolodex towards an altruistic outlet as well. Three or four times a year, Salah and his wife, Shereen, travel to Greece and Turkey, where he uses his background in analytical engineering and his BYU MBA to tackle a […]

June 19

Alumna Unlocks Options with GSC

Throughout her education and career, Marriott School alumna Amy Sawaya has used global supply chain as her catchall answer to what she wants to be when she grows up, even as the details of those plans have changed significantly. As a freshman, she’d decided against geophysics and was looking for a new path. Feeling directionless, […]

June 05

From South Africa to BYU

As a child growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Curtis LeBaron, associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy, was exposed to the circumstances and attitudes that defined the era. With age, LeBaron came to realize the impact apartheid had on his thinking about race relations first while living for a time in Canada and […]

June 02

Finding a Home in Finance

Although senior Sarah Lyman has always loved the real estate business, she never expected to find a home for that passion while studying finance. Lyman’s interest in real estate and home design originated from her military upbringing. With her father in the Air Force, frequent moves were par for the course. “My parents would often […]

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 […]