Common Sense Communication: Four Keys to Communicating your Way to the Top

By Elisabeth J. Andersen “Qualifications: Strong communication skills.” Although the vast majority of job descriptions mention “strong communication skills,” the unfortunate truth is that many young professionals do not actually possess the skills most wanted by employers. In today’s modern, digital age, “18- to 29-yearolds have been harmed (in terms of developing social skills) by the proliferation of communication devices in ways that are just … Continue reading Common Sense Communication: Four Keys to Communicating your Way to the Top

Forced Labor in Hong Kong

By Kylan Rutherford EVERY FOUR SECONDS, ANOTHER PERSON IS ENTRAPPED IN FORCED LABOR. Forced labor denotes a situation in which the persons involved—women and men, girls and boys—are made or coerced to work against their free will. This form of modern-day slavery can be exacted through violence or threats of violence, but commonly relies on more subtle means such as accumulated debt, retention of identity … Continue reading Forced Labor in Hong Kong

Don’t Gamble with Aloha

By Victoria Beecroft Dianne Kay recently stamped the last of her Give Aloha campaign envelopes in a small office in downtown Honolulu. Surrounded by stacks of letters petitioning state representatives to support the anti-gambling effort, the eighty-six-year-old president of the Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (HCALG), who has led the organization since 1999, wrapped up another campaign. The Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling is a … Continue reading Don’t Gamble with Aloha

Synopsis: Tourism in Utah as an Economic Tool

By Jhana Aristando Note from the editor: The following article was adapted from a study of the same name written by the author. The full text is available on the ScholarsArchive website, and can downloaded here. Utah is known for its variety of recreational areas and activities and has been one of the top states for outdoor enthusiasts through the last couple of decades. Home … Continue reading Synopsis: Tourism in Utah as an Economic Tool

Coping Mechanisms to Failure and Adversity

By Jacob Thorpe Two years ago, I applied for a program at the Marriott School. I reviewed my applications with mentors and even went over everything with one of the former heads of the department, who expressed his confidence in my experience and confidence that I would be accepted to the program. By all accounts, I should have gotten in. You can imagine my surprise … Continue reading Coping Mechanisms to Failure and Adversity

Industry Spotlight: Medical Devices

By Evan D. Poff Amid the gamut of human ailments and frailties plaguing the world today, medical devices restore and even redefine health.The medical device industry comprises wide varieties of technologies that repair life and augment living. These range from internal pacemakers to external defibrillators, from full-size wheelchairs to small dental implants, and from individualized knee replacements to institution-wide MRI machines. Indeed, the scope of … Continue reading Industry Spotlight: Medical Devices

Executive Spotlight: Ahmed Corbitt

By Ryan Yauney Ahmad Corbitt is a director in the public affairs department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the former director of the Church’s New York office of public and international affairs. He received a BA in sociology from Richard Stockton college of New Jersey and a law degree from Rutgers University and has been a regular moderator and lecturer … Continue reading Executive Spotlight: Ahmed Corbitt


Jargon that will keep you going through the year By Sarah Romney 1 Bleeding edge A product or service that is very new, a little more so than “cutting edge.” Bleeding edge usually refers to a technology that very few customers are using and implies some uncertainty and unreliability. 2 Freemium A combination of the words “free” and “premium”—a model that allows some basic or … Continue reading Buzzwords

The Empathetic Leader

By Sarah Romney Responsible. Authentic. Driven. These are the top three qualities that undergraduate business students identified as being important traits in a great leader. In a study conducted by Svetlana Holt and Joan Marques from Woodbury University, students in five business classes at Woodbury were asked to list qualities that they thought would be essential for a leader to be effective. Of the ten … Continue reading The Empathetic Leader

Book Review : “Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great” by Al Dunlap

Review By Jennifer Ann Goldsberry Business is simpler than it is made out to be. Al Dunlap argues in his book, Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great, that the principles he teaches, if understood, would make schools of business everywhere obsolete. The way Dunlap writes, basic business principles are broken down very simply (“Remember that business is simple: don’t … Continue reading Book Review : “Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great” by Al Dunlap

Book Review: Beyond Juggling

Review By Marianna Richardson Contemporary adults often feel like a juggler keeping multiple balls up in the air, frantically trying not to let one ball drop. Or, they try to balance their external and internal lives equally, like an acrobat standing precariously on a board placed on a ball, teetering from side to side trying not to come crashing down onto the floor. The authors … Continue reading Book Review: Beyond Juggling

Lean In

Review By Alyssa Clark To attain greater gender equality in the workplace, women must actively lean in to their work, take a seat at the table, and advocate for themselves and other women. Using social science research to back up her personal experiences, Sheryl Sandberg shows that gender discrimination still exists in the workplace and argues that not only can it be remedied, but it … Continue reading Lean In