Marriott Alumni Magazine

Winter 2015

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Contents Features 4 byu mpa celebrates fifty years To mark this impressive milestone, members of George W. Romney’s family, including former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, attended several events last November. 12 Gravity check Even rocket scientists need someone to keep them grounded. That responsibility falls to Michelle Curtis, a 2009 MPA alum and an analyst at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. 16 The Next Step Coming up with an idea is easy but taking it to the next level? Not so much. Luckily, a book authored by Marriott School professors suggests that great innovation is as simple as build, test, repeat. 22 linking in, moving up In today’s market, landing your dream job probably won’t require endless hours pounding the pavement. Instead, recruiters will likely find you on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Make sure your digital résumé gets the thumbs-up. 30 an unshakable bedrock of integrity James Turley, former CEO of Ernst & Young and the Marriott School’s 2014 International Executive of the Year, has visited many college campuses, but it’s BYU that keeps drawing him back. In his address to the school’s National Advisory Council, Turley shares the three reasons why EY recruits in Provo. Plus . . . 10 By the Numbers Hitting the Mark 21 inside the classroom Pressure Makes Perfect During INTEX 28 Around the Cooler Estate of Affairs 36 school news 43 alumni news Cover photo by Mark Philbrick

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