Marriott Alumni Magazine

Winter 2018

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4 Contents | winter 2018 15 Features Plus . . . 8 By the numBers A Taxing Season 15 inside the classroom The Secret Sauce of Business 21 school news 27 alumni news 4 choosing joy We know joy is meant to be part of this life, but that doesn't mean we won't have trials and challenges. Learning to be positive and upbeat during difficulties is a critical part of finding joy and happiness. 10 empower up A rewarding part of Deborah VanLeeuwen's life has come from her ability to step outside of her comfort zone to learn about other peo- ple and their struggles—and provide support and service. 16 rising stars, Falling stars Becoming a business star requires extreme discipline, hard work, and (sometimes) a bit of luck. But like the stars that shine on a clear night, not all business stars are exactly what they appear to be. In fact, two star watchers at BYU have uncovered a bit of cosmic truth that may change the way recruiters and head- hunters view stars forever. Cover illustration by Red Nose Studio 10 3 winter 2018

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