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Friday, February 18, 2011

Business Council

Represented by a broad range of students, the Business Council, under the leadership of the Business Senator, Skyler Jenks, meets weekly to plan activities such as Business Week, Spring Cleaning, and the First Annual Huntsman Open. The Huntsman Open is a school wide ping pong tournament, sign ups will be in the next few weeks, watch for them in the Business Lobby. The tournament will be held March 15th and 16th throughout the day.

The Business Council also serves the important role of being the voice of the students, provide feedback and support to the faculty. As the voice of the students, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us and voice your opinion through email at

McKell Lyman
Vice President
Business Council

Field Trip - Finance and Econ Club

The Finance and Econ Club will be leading a field trip to Salt Lake City on March 18th. We will be visiting several leading firms and having discussions with finance professionals. This will be a good opportunity for students to explore different career options in finance and business and to network with key individuals in Salt Lake. Visits will include the following:

Clark Whitworth, CFO, Larry Miller Corporation
vSpring Capital (Venture Capital Firm)
Bonnie Newman, CFA, Wells Capital Management
Luncheon/Panel discussion with several USU Alumni at the Wells Fargo Building

There is room for about 20 students. Those who are interested please contact Adam Welker ( or Paul Fjeldsted (

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Career Advice

The GWGC class had a great session last night where Lynne Pettit came to speak to us about getting the work we want for the rest of our lives. Here's a picture of our fearless leader in his most natural position: smiling and happy.

After going through exercises Lynne put before us, we were privileged to hear a great statement made by Ahmed Alsharit and Scott Marshall. Here's what they told us regarding choosing what work you want to do:

"If you know how to do it, you love it, your ok with it, then find a place that needs it and do it"

We are also lucky to have a update from one of our recent graduates, David Merrell:
"Thanks for checking in. I am currently in Hangzhou China working for a company called International Down Feather Laboratories we help companies with their QA programs with down feather, fabric and other textiles. I am managing the sales and marketing here. We plan on staying here for one year."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SHRM Lunch and Lecture Series

SHRM Lunch and Lecture Series will be having an event Monday February 14th 11:30 am. It will be in the Library Room 101. The vice president of HR at Rio Tinto, Nicky Firth, will be speaking to us.

Please RSVP to, so we know how many to plan on for lunch.

A message from graduates

Today is the start of our Spring 2011 Session and we're so excited for our new students! We asked people who have recently been through the course to tell us what they've learned through out the course and Nick Bahr was kind enough to send us this:

"I was able to get a job with enterprise rent-a-car in sandy as a management trainee. One of the most important reasons I got the job was research. I got to know the company by checking on-line and asking around, so that when I went to the interview, the people conducting the interviews could tell I knew something about the company. I am sure that this helped me to get the job, because the interviewer made mention of that point specifically. This, among other GWGC principles helped me get a spot with a great company. 
GWGC is still helping me progress in my career goals, and I refer back to the course and the principles all the time. Thanks GWGC!"
The principles that Nick is talking about will be emphasized tonight and throughout the rest of our sessions. They greatly assist in applying what is learned in class and we can't wait for our new students to have the opportunity to learn them!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Eytan Sheshinski

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has announced that Eytan Sheshinski will become a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Visiting Professor. Sheshinski is now the Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor of Public Finance at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Dr. Eytan Sheshinski will be interviewed on Access Utah Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. You can listen to the interview here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's a Brand New Day!

Great Work, Great Career is back in Session!

Spread the news Great Work, Great Career is gearing up for a brand new session! Class starts on Feb 8 at 6:30 sharp in room BUS 317! Congratulations to all our new participants for this session! Hope you enjoy learning all about how guide your career path!