BYU Marriott Employees Recognized at University Conference
Monday Sep 09 2019
BYU Marriott's own Michael P. Thompson, Deborah R. Auxier, and Catherine Lee Cooper were honored at this year's University Conference, held on 27 August. All three were recognized for their service and personal sacrifice
From Desk Job to World-Class Athlete
Friday Sep 06 2019
The sun blazed overhead the triathletes running in temperatures rising over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Nearing exhaustion after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles, BYU Marriott alumna Skye Murphy Moench pushed on to complete the marathon-length run—and was the first professional woman athlete across the finish line. Outperforming her competitors at the world-renowned IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, Moench attributes her success to a life of hard work and commitment.
Raising the Bar
Thursday Sep 05 2019
Angel Zhong is always reaching for a higher bar in order to achieve her dreams. As a member of the BYU gymnastics team, a student in BYU Marriott’s global supply chain management (GSCM) program, and a doTERRA intern, Zhong proves that hard work and dedication pay off.
New Ballard Center Club Fills Gap in Social Impact
Wednesday Sep 04 2019
The Social Impact Professional Association, or SIPA for short, provides students pursuing a career in social impact with career services to help them land their dream job.
Back-to-Back: BYU SHRM Wins Second Consecutive Chapter Award
Tuesday Sep 03 2019
For the second year in a row, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded BYU’s SHRM chapter with the Student Chapter Merit Award, signifying the chapter’s excellence and achievements during the 2018-19 academic year.
The Extra Hundredth Mile
Wednesday Aug 28 2019
Kickboxing, kayaking, and rock climbing are challenging activities, and for those with physical or mental disabilities, they can seem nearly impossible. However, the group of over six hundred people who recently gathered at Lake Tahoe would tell you otherwise.
Finding the Right Fit
Tuesday Aug 27 2019
Employers and employees often struggle to find the applicant or company that they feel fits with their priorities and goals. BYU Marriott MBA alumnus Ethan Lindstrom found what works for him and his family in an industry he hadn't even considered.
Are Siri and Alexa making us ruder? The answer is...
Friday Aug 16 2019
Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two BYU information systems researchers decided to ask.
Wednesday Aug 14 2019
All roads lead somewhere, and for BYU Marriott assistant professor of marketing John Howell, the many roads he's traveled have brought him back to where it all began—academia.
Bigger Harvest Than Money
Monday Aug 12 2019
Forbes reports that nine out of ten startup companies end in failure. BYU Marriott’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is working to change that statistic through its International Business Model Competition (IBMC).
Bringing the Past to Life
Friday Aug 09 2019
BYU Marriott MPA professor Jeff Thompson didn't realize the two weeks he and his family spent performing in the Nauvoo Pageant would shape his next research project. His newfound interest in historical interpreters and their purpose for the work they do not only changed Thompson personally, but is also helping him revolutionize his approach in the classroom.
A Valuable Exchange
Wednesday Aug 07 2019
From developing business relationships in France to watching a sunrise over a mountain in Peru, the Global Management Center’s foreign exchange programs teach what a classroom can’t. The foreign exchange program provides students the opportunity to learn the inner workings of international business, become proficient in a new language, experience a different culture, and build professional international relationships.
Top of the Hustle
Wednesday Aug 07 2019
Marketing alum Mitchell Kimball spent his free time messaging, emailing, calling, and visiting anyone involved in careers that interested him, efforts which would prepare him to be a top candidate for his dream job.
Eccles Scholar Award Winners
Tuesday Aug 06 2019
Eleven first-year MBA candidates were recognized from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University as Eccles Scholars, an award presented by the school’s Whitmore Global Management Center (GMC). Up to $9,000 of financial aid is awarded to each recipient for schooling expenses, international projects, and global career exploration.
The Secret to Success, Qualtrics Style
Friday Aug 02 2019
In a world of endless job listings requiring extensive qualifications, pursuing a career can seem overwhelming. But for Natalie Nyman, helping people land their dream jobs is her dream job.
Business in the Front, Music in the Back
Wednesday Jul 31 2019
Outside the office, Jonathon Wood, managing director at the Whitmore Global Management Center, spends a lot of his free time playing in a bluegrass acoustic band known as Lincoln Highway. Along with his fellow band members, Wood recently accepted an invite from Mike Lee, senator from Utah, to play in Washington, DC, at an event known as Utah Days.
Napoleon Dynamite, Jimmy Carter, and a BYU Marriott MBA
Monday Jul 29 2019
As BYU Marriott's own Napoleon Dynamite, assistant professor Mark Hansen credits his involvement with the Future Farmers of America as one step that led him to where he is today.
Military Parade Concludes Another Outstanding Year for AFROTC
Thursday Jul 25 2019
For over three decades, Air Force Detachment 855 has held an annual military parade, featuring an impressive assembly of cadets marching in strict military formation. BYU Marriott's Detachment 855 is comprised of BYU and UVU cadets and is a satellite of the Air Force itself. The long-standing tradition continued this spring as one hundred sixty cadets drilled across the Richards Building Fields at BYU.
Friday Jul 19 2019
With a background in law and research interests in the NFL, assistant professor Taeya Howell brings a unique perspective to BYU Marriott.
Reaching for the Stars Strategically
Friday Jul 12 2019
Following in the footsteps of her grandpa and her father, Itza Miller came to BYU in 2014 bright-eyed and cougar-tailed, without a clue as to what she wanted to study. As her BYU experience recently came to a close, Miller says she has appreciated the moments that guided her towards the people she calls her strategy family.