Building for Success
Thursday Jul 02 2020
BYU Marriott assistant professor of strategy Timothy Gubler grew up building things. “From a young age and throughout my schooling, I crawled through attics pulling electrical wire, worked into the night installing electrical outlets and switches, and designed electrical circuitry for my family’s electrical contracting business,” he says. While he’s no longer working in the family business, his passion for building today extends to researching and teaching business strategy.
Study: Going to virtual work spaces has changed leadership. Have you noticed?
Study finds those who help others emerge as leaders online Tuesday Jun 30 2020
When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to recent research from BYU, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.
Ski Gear and Sales Principles
Thursday Jun 25 2020
Whether he's selling ski gear or helping nonprofits refine their marketing strategies, senior Cameron Fry uses the skills from the BYU Marriott marketing program to make an impact.
BYU Marriott Students Win Big at AIS Competition
Wednesday Jun 24 2020
Though COVID-19 presented challenges for students competing in the annual Association for Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter Leadership Conference this year—including not being able to compete in person—two teams of BYU Marriott information system (IS) students quickly, and successfully, adapted to this new and unexpected situation. At the national competition held 27 March, both teams placed second in the blockchain and software innovation categories respectively, with each team taking home a prize of $1,000.
Four SOA Alumni Recognized for High CPA Exam Scores
Tuesday Jun 23 2020
On 17 April 2020, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) announced the winners of the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award. This award is given to individuals who scored above an average of 95.5 across all four sections of the CPA exam. This year, four BYU Marriott School of Accountancy graduates qualified for the award.
Snow Appointed as New Director of BYU Marriott MBA Program
Monday Jun 22 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced the appointment of Daniel C. Snow as the new director for the BYU Marriott MBA programs.
Cultivating Success in a Supportive Environment
Monday Jun 22 2020
Whether he’s building planter boxes to prepare for his family’s garden projects or creating a community that stimulates learning in the classroom, Clark Pixton strives to create spaces for growth. Pixton, who teaches analytical reasoning as an assistant professor of global supply chain, works as a teacher and a researcher to teach strategies that ultimately allow students to help organizations to function more effectively.
Lake Honored as WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Thursday Jun 18 2020
Mary Lake of BYU women's volleyball and BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy was recently named a 2019-20 West Coast Conference Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Telling Victory's Story
Thursday Jun 18 2020
With a capacity of nearly 19,000 people, BYU’s Marriott Center can be an intimidating place to play a basketball game. As BYU’s basketball teams take on and defeat some of the best teams in the country, students hold up signs and fans cheer from all directions, pouring down deafening noise on opponents. Earlier this year, before COVID-19 closed down campus, BYU Marriott entrepreneurship senior Bradley Pilkington documented this scene for social media.
A Future of Military Service: BYU Air Force and Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies
Tuesday Jun 16 2020
On 23 April 2020, five BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadets commissioned into the US Army in person at BYU during individual small ceremonies broadcast over Facebook Live while ten additional cadets commissioned in a group commissioning ceremony via virtual conference call. In addition to these fifteen Army ROTC cadets, Air Force ROTC cadets will commission into the Air Force on 15 May through virtual conference calls or in-person with audiences of less than ten people.
Speaking the Language of Accounting
Monday Jun 15 2020
Hayden Gunnell not only graduated this spring from BYU Marriott with a master's degree in accounting, he also left with a clear plan to earn his PhD in the fall, a first-place win at the Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, and friends and memories to last a lifetime.
Unlocking the Power of People
Friday Jun 12 2020
Growing up in a small town in Oregon, BYU Marriott alum Josh Spencer never imagined that he’d one day work for one of the largest investment banking firms in the world. However, through his own hard work and support from the BYU Marriott human resource management (HRM) program, Spencer is now a human resource business partner at Goldman Sachs.
Business Solution for Diabetics Victorious at New Venture Challenge
Thursday Jun 11 2020
The BYU student-founded company PhyR walked away with the first-place price and $15,000 at the 2020 New Venture Challenge hosted by the Rollins Center.
Writing Her Own Future
Wednesday Jun 10 2020
While many college students spend summers between semesters developing their talents or learning new skills during internships, few can say they spent their summer producing an original musical. BYU Marriott global supply chain management (GSCM) senior Sarah Stoddard spent the summer after her sophomore year in 2018 producing her own musical, Spellbound—and that’s only the beginning of an impressive list of achievements she’s reached throughout her life.
A Stepping Stone to Test-Taking Success
Tuesday Jun 09 2020
Getting the highest CMA score worldwide is no easy feat, but for BYU Marriott masters of accounting student Josh Mortensen, studying for the CMA exam was like preparing for one of his competitive piano competitions—daunting but rewarding.
Exploring All His Interests
Monday Jun 08 2020
Whether he's dealing with career changes, family illness, financial struggles, or even "gnarly teeth," BYU Marriott strategy graduate Nathan Winn has been determined to move forward with a smile.
Liddle Appointed as New Chair of Information Systems
Monday Jun 01 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced the appointment of Stephen Liddle as the new chair for the Department of Information Systems. Liddle began his new role on 18 May and takes over for Bonnie Anderson, who recently became associate dean at BYU Marriott.
Finding Happiness in the Moment
Friday May 22 2020
BYU Marriott strategy alum Eli Tucker isn’t afraid to make changes to his life plan as he goes. As an incoming freshman, he was set on studying computer science, but he then changed his career path to business strategy. More recently, he made the decision to step away from his position at one of the world’s biggest companies in order to travel the world. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has delayed his world trip, he’s once again adapting his plan. Through it all, he is learning to find happiness in the moment.
Questions and Answers: One Man’s Life Work
Tuesday May 19 2020
Answering questions about collaboration and effectiveness is why Cody Reeves heads to the office every morning. These types of questions motivate his research as a BYU Marriott assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resources, and they help him prepare students for their future careers.
The Career Symphony
Monday May 18 2020
Like the four parts of a symphony, John Gardner’s four degrees have each led him to his position as an associate professor in BYU Marriott's global supply chain management program.