February 06

When Olympic Dreams Become Reality

Giuseppe Vinci could hardly sit still, eyes glued to the TV in his humble home of Milan, Italy. It was the 1996 Olympic opening ceremonies and Muhammad Ali was lighting the torch, sending goosebumps all down Vinci’s neck. Right then Vinci knew he had to be in the Olympics some day. A few years later, […]

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 02

Married Marketers Pursue Paths

Kevin and Karlin Ramussen study marketing together, are graduating this April together, will start their careers at Nelson Professional Marketing in Cincinnati together, and get to celebrate their second wedding anniversary in May together. Although they’ve shared a significant portion of their experiences and interests with each other, the field of marketing is diverse, and […]

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. […]

January 25

An International View of Strategy

BYU strategy professor James Oldroyd was flying to Singapore for a job interview when a colleague called and asked him to stop by South Korea. With no expectations, Oldroyd complied and made a pit stop at the Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB). This brief trip changed the course of his life for the next five […]

January 19

Overcoming the Competition for OBHR

Erin Hildebrandt left her fifth and final interview and collapsed into a nearby chair. Now all she had left to do was wait and hope. Hildebrandt, a senior in the OBHR program at the Marriott School of Management, was undergoing an extensive application process for a full-time position with Goldman Sachs. With the company’s high reputation, […]

January 11

Professors Publish Ethics Field Guide

Nathan is a new hire at a small tax practice. After a few months of work, his boss, Frank, calls Nathan into his office to discuss a client’s return. The client will need to pay an underpayment penalty of $50,000 to the state. Frank has a good relationship with the client, and in an effort […]

January 02

Giving Back to His Community

In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan plowed through the Philippines with 25 million people in its path. Braeden Santiago was one of those people when the lethal storm hit. Santiago, who was serving an LDS mission to the islands, walked away from the typhoon without a scratch, but the area was left in ruins. He was immediately […]

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 24

2016 Marriott School Christmas Card

There’s a good chance you’ve never seen the story of The Elf on the Shelf like this. Thousands (seven thousand, to be exact) of pop-up prints later, we introduce you to the 2016 Marriott School Christmas card. Sent to business schools, donors, and others worldwide, our annual holiday card represents the tireless work of our own little elves […]

December 19

Creating Extraordinary Experiences

Clad in an array of costumes—goblins, knights, and even the pope—participants at the 2016 conference of the College of Extraordinary Experiences gathered at the Czocha Castle in Poland to interact with interdisciplinary leaders and learn how to design better experiences. Among the attendees of the November conference were Lord of the Rings executive producer Mark […]

December 16

Stephen Shepherd: A “360-degree student”

Go. Learn. Become Global. The slogan for BYU’s Global Management Center (GMC) is something Stephen Shepherd, a senior at BYU studying finance and Portuguese, takes seriously. From Brazil to the United States and back to Brazil, Shepherd hops to and fro in an effort to gain global experience and stand out from other students. With help from […]

December 15

Skyler Carr: Spaceman and Entrepreneur

Skyler Carr grew up dreaming of traveling through space and hunting aliens. His favorite day in grade school included a trip to the Space Center in Pleasant Grove, where he could practice being a spaceman. He never forgot those days, and in 2012 he was devastated to hear the Space Center would be shut down. […]

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 09

Analytics Makes Students Marketable

Poised on the foothills of “Silicon Slopes,” BYU Marriott School marketing professors are determined to make their students more marketable than ever. This year students had the opportunity to enroll in a new course called Marketing Analytics, introduced by Marc Dotson, assistant professor of marketing. The course will serve as part two for students who […]

December 07

An Englishman Living the Dream

No matter where life takes him, global supply chain professor Simon Greathead always seems to find his way back to Provo. Originally from Lancashire, England, Greathead was called to serve an LDS mission in Provo. After returning to Great Britain for a short time following the completion of his two years preaching the gospel, Greathead […]

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 […]

December 06

Winning More Than Just Cases

Keith Olsen was looking for real-world experience when he arrived at BYU. This semester, Olsen found what he wanted by leading a team of five students in a case competition hosted by the Strategy Club. The team worked together for almost three hours a day to prepare a corporate strategy for LucidChart, a local software […]