The Asia Experience
Wednesday Jun 19 2019
During the 2019 spring term, BYU Marriott experience design and management student Lindsey Sampson river rafted in Thailand, visited the great mountains of Nepal, and climbed the Great Wall of China—all for school credit. For Sampson, the ExDM program’s first-ever study abroad was the trip of a lifetime.
Tuesday Jun 18 2019
While many parents teach their children to ride a bike or tie their shoes, Jennifer Scherbel’s parents taught her to run a business.
Ask—Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
Friday Jun 14 2019
Emily Codling knows what she wants and chases each enticing opportunity that comes her way. From running events in New York City to managing programs at Yale University, this BYU Marriott recreational management alumna accomplishes what she sets her mind to. The secret to living your dreams, she says, is asking for the opportunity to do so.
Catalyst for Change Shakes Up Governments and Universities
Thursday Jun 13 2019
BYU Marriott MPA alumnus Scott Sellers had no idea his education would land him a career in local government. Now he is inspiring change across the country through his efforts to connect university students to the world of civics.
Grit and Gratitude
Wednesday Jun 12 2019
For what feels like the hundredth time that day, BYU Marriott AFROTC cadet Jason Draper, dressed in full uniform and carrying a fifty-pound pack, runs in dirt, mud, gravel, and snow. He doesn't know how far he's going or when he'll stop. All he knows is to keep going—as fast as he can. This training is known as selection—a week of intense, nonstop training necessary to become a combat rescue officer—and Draper of Palm Bay, Florida, has been determined to attend selection since his first day in the ROTC program.
Legacy of a Legend
Tuesday Jun 11 2019
Climbing the tallest mountains in the world, running a marathon, learning to fly, and doing research in Uganda are incredible feats on their own—and BYU Marriott professor Stacy Taniguchi has done them all. "This is a life to thrive," he teaches his students. Retiring from BYU Marriott after eighteen years, Taniguchi will be remembered for his adventure-filled stories and inspirational advice.
Everybody Needs a Buddee
Monday Jun 10 2019
Entrepreneurs often dream of successful business endeavors; however, BYU Marriott accounting senior Tate Laing's first business idea literally came to him in a dream.
Footprints in Government Lead the Next Generation
Wednesday Jun 05 2019
Rex Facer, a leader in prominent human resource research, presidential appointee, and oversea civic representative, has made a significant imprint in U.S. government. Now, this BYU Marriott associate professor of public service and ethics may change the entire organization of Utah County government as he serves as vice-chair of the newly formed Utah County Good Government Advisory Board.
MBA Students Take Second at Global VCIC Event
Tuesday Jun 04 2019
BYU Marriott School of Business MBA students found themselves among elite company at the Venture Capital Investment Competition in April 2019, placing second overall.
Alumni Bring Home Six Sells Awards—the Most in School of Accountancy History
Monday Jun 03 2019
Last September, over ninety thousand of the brightest minds in accounting sat down to take a sixteen-hour-long exam to become certified public accountants. With less than fifty-eight percent of participants passing annually, six BYU Marriott School of Accountancy alumni stood out by acing all four sections of the CPA exam, the most in SOA history and from any one school in 2019. These alumni received the Elijah Watt Sells award, given only to those who score in the top percentile on all four sections of the exam on their first attempt.
International Business Model Competition Awards the Girl's Co. First Prize
Friday May 31 2019
The Girls Co. hope this win will inspire other women to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.
BYU honors ultimate sacrifice of Major Brent Taylor
Taylor family announces new endowed scholarship for BYU political science students Thursday May 30 2019
The Brigham Young University Army ROTC honored Major Brent Taylor's life and legacy by adding his name to the Wilkinson Student Center Reflection Room's Memorial Wall.
From Moment to Masterpiece
Tuesday May 28 2019
Pointillism, or art created by many small dots that create a cohesive picture, can give insightful perspective on a student's journey. Both are composed of many occurrences that are inconsequential on their own but create a larger, more impactful experience when seen as a whole. BYU Marriott's experience design and management (ExDM) students received that piece of wisdom along with much more at the department's first-ever Senior Peak Experience.
BYU Marriott study: Effective incentives help people overcome procrastination
BYU Marriott School of Business dean finds incentives are key Tuesday May 07 2019
Researchers from Harvard, Yale and BYU Marriott have found a useful tool in overcoming procrastination when it comes to making financial decisions.
New Venture Challenge Wraps Up 2019 Miller Competition Series
Thursday Apr 25 2019
Three hundred million tons of plastic waste are produced each year, causing significant harm to wildlife and the environment, according the United Nations Environment Programme. Wanting to help solve this waste problem, four BYU students have developed a solution to this plastic predicament and took top honors along the way.
Closing Banquet Honors 2019 Achievements
Thursday Apr 25 2019
More than five hundred students, faculty, and alumni gathered at the Provo Marriott Hotel for the annual presentation of the Bateman Awards, which honor the students and professors who best exemplify the values of the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Social Innovation in a Speedy Way
Wednesday Apr 24 2019
While the hustle and bustle of big cities in America are characterized by taxis and Uber and Lyft vehicles, Madagasca's ubiquitous mode of travel looks very different.
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.
By Her Bootstraps
Tuesday Apr 23 2019
When she first entered the Army ROTC program at BYU Marriott, Anna Hodge could only do seven push-ups. By holding herself to high expectations and unwavering dedication, Hodge became a highly skilled and valuable cadet who could do seventy push-ups by the time she finished the four-year program.
Buckwalter Award Honors MPA Students
Monday Apr 22 2019
Two remarkable BYU Marriott students were recently recognized for their outstanding performance in their internships by The Doyle W. Buckwalter Award. The winner, Aaron Shirley, and a finalist, Shantel Sanders, were presented with the award and a cash prize at the annual Alumnus of the Year luncheon.