Author Archives: Abby

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 […]

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. […]

February 14

Top ROTC Cadet Receives Marshall Award

BYU’s Army ROTC has a lasting tradition of producing top military leaders. Founded in 1968, BYU’s program has become the largest in the nation. In January 2016, the program received the Geronimo Award, an honor given to the best large-level program within the seven-state region. As of last year, fifty percent of BYU Army ROTC […]

February 03

Finance Yogi Salutes Shanghai

Sumo wrestling, Buddhist temples, sushi and cherry blossoms seem as commonplace as Shavasana for finance guru Ryan Daniels, a Marriott School finance alum. Daniels has spent half of his life growing up and working outside the United States, including his current position at tech giant Apple in China. Daniels’s international stations have allowed him to […]

February 01

Handyman Turned Leading Innovator

As a twelve-year-old boy, John Southcott started mowing lawns so he could buy paintball equipment.  However, before ever firing his hard-earned munition, Southcott habitually took apart each gun he bought, laying out all the pieces in order to understand how the gun worked. “I don’t know why,” says Southcott, a 2011 School of Accountancy alum. […]

December 28

5 Business Tips from a Venture Capitalist

Matt Miller is a builder. A 2008 graduate from the BYU Marriott School with a degree in finance, Miller built his first computer at age eleven and his first business while an undergraduate student at BYU. He now helps build the visions of entrepreneurs into multi-million-dollar companies as a partner at Sequoia Capital, a world-class […]

December 12

Recruiting Skyrockets in Hands of Lt. Pineda

At five foot two, the petite Lt. Erin Pineda smashes Air Force stereotypes. From jumping out of airplanes to working on a space mission, her experiences are nothing short of remarkable. As a child, Pineda didn’t see herself as a lieutenant. She loved chemistry and animals, and hoped to be a veterinarian. However, her attraction […]

December 07

Erika and the Finance Program Journey

Sitting in the Tanner Building, Erika Mahterian greets, by name, almost everyone who shuffles through the third-floor atrium. Mahterian is a senior in the finance program of the BYU Marriott School of Management and spends about twelve hours a day in the building, shifting between classes, mentoring, and leading the BYU Women in Finance group […]

October 31

Finance Society Offers Underclassmen Academy

Admittance to the Marriott School of Management’s elite finance program requires experience and passion. Each year, the program’s selection benchmarks increase; in 2016 just 56 percent of applicants were accepted. Students accepted to the program have impressive credentials, including an average GPA of 3.76 this year. What’s more, 60 percent of this year’s new finance […]

October 11

OBHR Lessons from the Caribbean

When two young missionaries lost the trail while hiking Mont Pelée, a volcano on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Reid Robison had to act quickly. After receiving the news that the two young men had gone missing, Robison, then president of the West Indies Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

September 12

Go Forward to Defend Freedom: 9/11 Vigil

Sunday marked fifteen years since the devastating terrorist attacks that killed thousands of people in New York City, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. To honor those who lost their lives during the 2001 attacks, the Air Force and Army ROTC battalions of BYU and UVU are keeping vigil by the American flag in the […]

September 09

Team of Rivals: ROTC Runs Game Ball

Despite a heated history between the BYU Cougars and the Utah Utes on the football field, the universities’ ROTC battalions work together to deliver the game ball from Provo to Rice-Eccles Stadium each “Deseret First Duel” game day. The longstanding tradition, reaching back to the seventies, confirms that, notwithstanding the teams’ ardent rivalry, the Army […]