India is a country of extremes—extreme poverty as well as extreme wealth, and extreme geographic features, from the soaring Himalayan Mountains to more than 4,700 miles of sea-level shoreline, with more than 1.2 billion people living in between those peaks and valleys.
The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) has announced that the University of Utah student chapter at the David Eccles School of Business has been awarded the organization’s Merit Award for outstanding performance.
The Merit Award is given by the SHRM to recognize university student chapters that have developed effective student groups and promoted noteworthy activities and projects. The University of Utah chapter was recognized at the SHRM 2012 Annual Student Conference this summer.
Receiving the Woman CPA of the Year Award is Betsy Rafael, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Apple, Inc.; Educator of the Year is Dr. Martha Eining, CPA, of the University of Utah; the Lead By Example Award, will be presented to the Seattle office of Moss Adams, LLP; and the Innovation in Women’s Programming Award, to be presented to Deloitte LLC.
Consumers find themselves involved with scripted customer-service encounters every day as businesses strive to provide consistent levels of quality service and customer satisfaction, whether it is the check-in process at a high-priced hotel or being asked “Do you want fries with that?” with each visit to a fast-food drive-thru.
While such scripted encounters have been studied from the businesses’ perspectives to make the interactions more efficient and the businesses more profitable, rarely have they been explored from the perspective of the customers, until now.
The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has joined the U.S. News & World Report list of the top 10 most-popular business schools in the nation.
Joining the coveted rankings for the first time, the school is 10th and joined such renowned campuses as top-ranked Harvard, No. 2 Pepperdine and No. 3 Stanford. In all, 132 business schools countrywide were reviewed for the U.S. News & World Report Short List based on their “yield rate,” or the percentage of full-time applicants accepted who end up enrolling at specific institutions.
The Foundry, a Salt Lake City training ground for entrepreneurs, is challenging some long-held notions about how startup incubators should work--and captivating everyone from Armenian businessmen to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.
The University of Utah and Governor Gary Herbert have entered into a partnership to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship during the week of Sept. 26-30.
Activities revolve around the declaration by Governor Herbert, himself a former small business owner, declaring today the state’s official Entrepreneurship Day. That proclamation was made at 11:30 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, followed by a reception hosted by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
Imagine being able to tell if someone is lying based on their eye movement, or how about being able to rid children of head lice without using any chemicals, or using a small device to pinpoint electrical shorts in vehicles. Students, professors and investors are doing just that through the University of Utah, making the school the largest university generator of startups in the U.S.