Marriott Alumni Magazine

Summer 2015

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Contents Summer 2015 Features 4 change of address Relocating twelve time zones—from New Jersey to Singapore—would be difficult for most families. But for Wendy Smith, a 1992 MBA grad and executive at Johnson & Johnson, the move to Asia with her husband and three sons was a happy homecoming. 10 pitching camp Applied skills, like communication, leadership, and conflict management, are increasingly important to employers. So what’s the best way to prepare teens for the workforce? Send them to summer camp—as counselors. 12 given the right opportunities In a speech from April’s convocation, Debbie Marriott Harrison, the global officer of culture and business councils at Marriott International, spoke about the importance of giving others a helping hand. 20 back to the city After decades away from the metropolis, talent-seeking firms are trading suburban campuses for big-city lofts. The migration has a little to do with millennials and a lot to do with innovation. 40 2014 annual report It’s been another good year in the Tanner Building. Get a glimpse of the Marriott School’s accolades, rankings, and stats in the 2014 Annual Report. Plus . . . 9 inside the classroom byu Takes on Big Data 18 Around the Cooler CES Show-Stoppers 26 By the Numbers Mistaken Identity 28 school news 35 alumni news Cover illustration by Tim Zeltner

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