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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

March 16

Proactive Approach Nets Alum Dream Job

Elizabeth Smith loves her job. As an executive assistant for Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment (LHMSE), the 2014 recreation management grad works with the senior vice president over tickets, suites, and clubs as well as with the vice president of finance. She manages special projects, attends meetings with executives, analyzes financial statements, and prepares […]

March 15

OBHR Alum Dives Into Rewarding Career

Clark Anderson stood confidently on the diving board at the community pool in St. George, Utah. The eighth grader noticed the lifeguards talking among themselves and imagined they were discussing how skilled of a swimmer he was. He decided to prove them right. Anderson leapt into the air with his hands clasped together and dove headfirst […]

March 10

Startup Boot Camp Tests Business Savvy

Students from majors all over campus gather early on a Saturday morning for an eight-hour class on innovating and testing ideas. It’s their first and their last lecture of the semester, and once it’s over, they have five days to apply what they learned by creating a startup business plan to present to the professor […]

March 06

Jeff Thompson: Class Act

Jeffery Thompson stands before a large crowd once again, delivering the words he has prepared.  All eyes are on him, but with eighteen years of teaching under his belt, Thompson remains unfazed. As he finishes speaking, the audience rewards him with a roar of applause for his performance. The curtains close, and Thompson can add […]

March 02

DJ puts new spin on Strategy Club

Cooper Brown had no aspirations to become a DJ—he just liked to entertain. One Saturday night when he was 16 and nothing else was going on, Brown and his friend threw a backyard dance party. In the following days at school, their classmates praised the party, and a business was born. Eight years later, Brown’s […]