Tag Archives: Marriott School

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 […]

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 […]

February 17

Oxford Seminar Takes BYU Students to India

New changes are coming to the Oxford Social Enterprise Seminar this summer, and pre-finance major Julia Mahterian is excited about what this could mean for other alumni of the program. The seminar, sponsored by the Whitmore Global Management Center and the University of Oxford, is sending BYU students to Hyderabad, India, for the first time […]

December 06

IS Christmas Tree Blesses Children

Christmas festivities are in full swing, and many people—including information system students—are joining in on the holiday cheer in a big way to help children at Primary Children’s Hospital. The BYU Association for Information Systems Club (AIS) recently donated a tree to the annual Festival of Trees event. Adorned with silver ornaments and lights that […]

November 09

New Class Redirects Futures

BYU information systems students are learning how to predict the future through the IS program’s newest capstone class. Professor Mark Keith, who teaches Information Systems Capstone Project (IS 415), hopes students will learn to creatively solve business problems by predicting the future through machine learning, which is the process of recording consumer decisions to predict […]

October 19

Not One, Not Two…Three Hired

Last May, senior Zac Quist and masters students Cody Pettit and James Dayhuff were three Marriott School information systems students excited to begin their internships together at oil and gas giant ExxonMobil. Four months later, not one, not two, but all three students landed full-time offers at the company’s Houston offices.ExxonMobil’s hiring target has been extremely […]

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 […]

September 02

Faculty Room: Meet the Real Ned Hill

Most who hear the name Ned Hill think of Professor Hill, Dean Hill, or President Hill. But not everyone gets the chance to know the “real” Hill. We sat down to talk to Hill about his life outside of the spotlight—his hobbies, history, and what he’s been up to since finishing his term as Marriott […]

August 26

Making the Cut: New Marriott Students

Marriott School programs are notorious for having limited enrollment and low acceptance rates. Every summer, hopeful Marriott School applicants anxiously await the news of whether they’ve been accepted into their prospective majors. With school just around the corner, take a look at three students who made the cut and are ready to start their new […]

August 01

A summer in the life of MBA students

Graduate business school isn’t easy by any means. MBA students write, work, research, and write some more. And then to top it all off, they are required to spend their precious summer breaks as interns. Yes, it sounds treacherous, but students usually agree that their summer sacrifices are worth it. To get the inside scoop […]

July 28

Jeff Bednar: Coming Full Circle

“Career goals are worthless.” This was one of the surprising pieces of advice that Jeff Bednar received as an undergrad at BYU. Roger Christensen, the chief budget officer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Bednar’s mentor, continued: “I don’t mean to say you shouldn’t plan and make goals. You just need […]

June 30

Sky’s the Limit for MPA Alum

“Reach for the stars” is a figurative goal for most of us, but for Kevin Watts, a 1986 graduate of the BYU Masters of Public Administration program, it is an everyday reality. Watts, originally from Salt Lake City, has worked at NASA for thirty years. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree […]

May 05

Why your first job still matters

We’ve all heard the saying, “first is the worst,” but according to experienced professionals, this isn’t always the case. Sure, your first job might incite fear and frustration, but if you can turn the mess-ups into shape-ups, you’ll be on your way to a first-place career finish. In light of graduation, we’re throwing it back […]

April 22

In the Atrium with Jake Homer

Life is just like riding a bike, right? Well for Jake Homer sometimes it is more like a sprint triathlon—literally. “I love cycling, and I have a goal to do a sprint triathlon,” Homer says. “I find races like that to be super fun because they motivate me to be better and work harder.” Homer, […]

April 07

The Perfect Fit: WIB Club Hosts Major Shopping

If you were in the Tanner Building on the evening of 24 March 2016, you might have witnessed nearly four hundred women shopping in the halls. They were not perusing for a new tablet or a pair of shoes but for a college major. The Women in Business Club’s Major Shopping Event invited female BYU […]

April 05

MPA Professor Receives Prestigious Award

Rex Facer, an MPA professor with an international reputation as an expert in human resources and public management, was awarded the 2015 Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award for his commitment and passion in public administration. “Being able to see good people around the world who want to make a difference and want to have better […]

March 22

James Gaskin: A Passion for Tinkering

  James Gaskin’s office décor goes way beyond the family photos and desk plants. A homemade jetpack built by his daughters hangs above his desk, and below his window sits a growing model village complete with green hills, an electric train, and a miniature Hogwarts castle. “I have no books in here except for a […]