Perseverance and a Suitcase
Thursday Dec 10 2020
When Jack Abumanneh first landed in the United States on 24 August 2017, three days after his seventeenth birthday, he had packed all his belongings into a single suitcase and backpack. After taking the shuttle from the Salt Lake City airport to the dorms at Brigham Young University in Provo, he turned to the student sitting at the check-in desk and asked, “What do I do next?” Since arriving at BYU just over three years ago, Abumanneh has found answers to that question. Now as a senior in the finance program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Abumanneh reflects on his time at BYU with gratitude and looks forward to a bright future.
Continuing to Connect Through Real Estate
Thursday Oct 29 2020
Instead of filling hundreds of chairs in an auditorium on campus, faces of real estate professionals from across the country and BYU students filled hundreds of thumbnail-sized screens as they joined together to attend the inaugural 2020 BYU Global Real Estate Conference on 8–9 October. Hosted by the Department of Finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business, the conference was an opportunity to help create connections for students to build upon and begin their careers in real estate all over the world.
Real Estate Webinar Series Kicks Off
Thursday Oct 01 2020
As in-person events that typically would have taken place in a lecture hall move online and to video conferences, students and alumni from the BYU Marriott School of Business are finding a silver lining to online events. The Department of Finance at BYU Marriott recently began hosting its Fall 2020 Real Estate Webinar Series with the first event held on 17 September.
Real Estate from South Africa to South Carolina
Wednesday Sep 30 2020
When asked what real estate is, most people will say the topic has to deal with something about the home-buying process. But BYU Marriott School of Business finance senior Dallin Curriden challenges that simple explanation. “Real estate is not just the home you live in but also the community in which you live and work,” he says.
BYU Marriott Finance Professor Receives Best Paper Award
Wednesday Jul 08 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business finance professor Taylor Nadauld and several colleagues recently won the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper award from The Review of Financial Studies (RSF). Nadauld, along with David O. Lucca, who works at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Karen Shen, a PhD student at Harvard University, received the award in recognition of the research published in their article, “Credit Supply and the Rise in College Tuition: Evidence from the Expansion in Federal Student Aid Programs.” The winning trio also received a $10,000 prize.
Eleven BYU Marriott Students Receive Bateman Award
Friday May 15 2020
The BYU Marriott School of Business named eleven recent graduates as 2020 Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Award winners.
BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean
Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May Thursday May 14 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.
From Finance to Flight
Wednesday May 13 2020
BYU Marriott finance alum Trevor Findlay treasures a clear memory from his early childhood: eagerly looking up to the sky, waiting for jets to fly by. He was at one of many air shows that his grandfather, then a vice president at Boeing, had taken him to—a bonding activity they both loved. Findlay also often found himself admiring a collection of model planes in his grandfather's home office. Findlay's fascination with aviation and the bond he had created with his grandfather would eventually lead him to his future career as a pilot.
Saying Goodbye to BYU Marriott
Wednesday Apr 22 2020
For the last twenty years, Bryan Sudweeks has loved teaching the students in the BYU Marriott finance program. Now as his career comes to an end, he is finishing his last semester at BYU Marriott and moving on to the next chapter in his life.
Fifty Dollars and a Hope for a Better Life
Tuesday Apr 14 2020
From selling peanuts on the streets of Nigeria to help provide for her family to moving to the United States alone at the age of nineteen with only fifty dollars in her pocket, Patience Atebata isn't letting her past define her future. Now, as a senior finance student at BYU Marriott and member of the United States military, Atebata is following her dreams to provide a better life for her family and one day give back to her home country.
Beating the Odds
Friday Mar 27 2020
Succeeding in life when statistics say you won’t can be a daunting task, but that didn’t stop BYU Marriott finance alumna Genesis Hinckley from chasing her dreams.
Heart of Service
Wednesday Jan 22 2020
Sam Aden attended a private Christian school as a child and never even heard the name Brigham Young University until he was sixteen years old. Once he discovered BYU Marriott’s finance program, however, Aden knew BYU was the right fit for him.
First-Ever Career Paths in Real Estate Summit
Tuesday Dec 03 2019
The Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor Center at BYU was buzzing with excitement as students networked with professionals during the first ever Career Paths in Real Estate Summit on Friday, 8 November 2019. The success of the event confirmed to organizers students’ enthusiasm to learn more about the business of real estate.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019
Friday Nov 01 2019
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.
Helping to Pave the Way Forward
Wednesday Oct 23 2019
Women are changing the face of investment banking, and BYU Marriott finance alum Estelle Ith is part of the transformation. In a field traditionally dominated by men, Ith hopes to help pave the way for gender parity.
Merrill Appointed New Finance Chair
Friday Jun 28 2019
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian appointed Craig Merrill as the new chair of the finance department.
BYU Marriott Team Wins the VCIC
Friday Jun 21 2019
BYU Marriott sent five students to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, for the Venture Capital and Investment Competition (VCIC). For the second year in a row, BYU came out on top, winning both the regional and national competitions of the event.
Thursday Jun 20 2019
When reading Troy Carpenter’s resume, the words commercial real estate can’t be found. However, this finance research associate advises over five hundred members of the BYU Real Estate Club and does everything in his power to help BYU Marriott students succeed.
Once abandoned BYU Marriott finance grad “pays it forward”
Tuesday Apr 23 2019
Born in a Thailand refugee camp and raised in Cambodia by her sister, Channika "Nika" Noun never expected to complete any kind of education. Now, she prepares to graduate from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.
The Long Road From Education to Career
Wednesday Apr 10 2019
As a child growing up in Recife, Brazil, Thiago Gomes, a finance major graduating in April 2019, never would have believed he would be studying in the BYU Marriott School of Business with a job offer in New York.