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Where are you originally from? Have you lived in other places? What kind of things do you enjoy (eg sports, dance, music, food, art, movies, reading etc)?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
I'm originally from Salt Lake City, and I was born here, and I grew up in Holladay. I went to Olympus High School. I was in Wisconsin for like three years when I was little, but other than that I've been in Salt Lake City my whole life. And things I like to do, I really like sports. My family is like really into skiing. We like skiing a lot. I like to watch sports. I played sports in high school like basketball and tennis. And yeah, I don't know. I like a lot of things. I like music too and movies and I like to read.

What are the courses and projects you are pursuing at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? How is the workload?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
So right now I'm in the operations management program at the David Eccles School of Business, and I also did the business scholars program. It was like a freshmen class, and then the four year program kind of. The courses I'm doing are a lot of like OM courses and then projects I feel like, just mostly projects that are in my classes, but I feel like the workload is really good and you can kind of manage it. You make your own schedule. If you want to take 12 hours or 15 hours, you can kind of like manage it. But I found it to be really manageable. So far, I like how the business school schedules our classes and stuff. I think it makes sense, and it works really well. I know a lot of people in the sciences, they have like long labs and stuff like that which you don't have to do which is really nice. One of them is required. It's just the first introduction to operations management class. So I took that, and it's a lot of like looking at processes and trying to like find ways to improve them, identifying like in manufacturing like in the process what's throwing everything else down, what's the slowest...or even just like in the doctor's office like if you have to go check in then you go see the doctor and you have to check out and then you have to get your prescription or whatever like that. Like what is holding everybody up like how can we make this go faster and increase revenue for the business. It's kind of a introductory one. The other ones that I've taken right now, I'm in one called quality management. It's all about the quality of services and products of businesses and how to improve that and how improving quality helps your business. I think that's mostly it. I'm not super far into it, but those are the ones I've taken so far. Basically, I've just taken a couple OM classes just about the first one, introduction to operations and then the next one I'm in right now is called quality management. I've liked them. I've liked them both a lot. I like how operations is just all that like improvement. I think that's really rewarding and it's satisfying to see improvements within your business. And I like how you can kind of go into like whatever you want with it. You can do lots of different fields, kind of like manufacturing or something like services like healthcare. You can do a lot of different things. Yeah, it's good.

What prompted you to pick your major at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? Did you switch major or are you planning to switch major? Why?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
I picked O.M. as a major. I really like Math and so I like how, O.M. isn't necessarily like all math, but it's just like improvement and there's a lot of like math, the same kind of principles like problem solving and and stuff like that I really liked. I think just kind of like my personality. I like to see improvements like I feel like even just like in my personal life I'm always trying to like do things better and be more efficient whether it's like the way I walk to school, finding like a shorter route or whether it's in my work if I'm, you know, just trying to always find a better way to do stuff so I think that's why I really like it. It's just kind of fits my personality I feel like, but no, I'm not going to switch majors and I have been doing it from the beginning.

What do you wish you knew about your program at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? Were there any surprises? Is there anything you would have done differently?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
I think one of the surprises honestly is that a lot of our classes are at night. Most of the O.M. classes offered are from like six to nine which is kind of hard for me because I do better with classes during the day. So that's kind of the only thing that like surprised me, and then I was kind of like "oh, dang" but there's nothing you can really do about that. But no, I think I ended up learning about it from like being a freshman just kind of being introduced to all the different majors that's how I figured out about it. I feel like I kind of knew what I was getting into.

What things do you like about your program at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? What do you dislike about the program?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
One thing that's really awesome about the O.M. major is that it's good and bad I think. It's pretty small so there's only usually about like 35 kids that graduate per year in O.M. major. It's small which means there's a lot of job opportunities. I get emails like almost every week saying like, "Here's a bunch of internships for people that are in operations." Like apply, and there's a lot of opportunities. With this major, you have to be a senior kind of like capstone project and you work with the company in Utah. So you have real work experience as part of your schooling. You do like a project for one of the main companies in Utah. So, that's really cool I think about my program, and I kind of already touched on I don't really like that the classes are at night. 

What is the quality of the program resources and faculty at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? What is faculty-student ratio in classes? How much does faculty connect with and care about students?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
I really like the quality of the program of the business school overall, and also the faculty. I feel like I've had a lot of really great professors that know what they're talking about and have real work experience and know how to like apply it to the real world. I know in like other majors in other departments, I lot of people will get taught by like grad students or stuff like that, but I don't know if I've had any grad students as teachers. Maybe like one. So I feel like their quality is really high, and the faculty-student ratio is really good. Like I said, the O.M. major is pretty small, and so it's like really good. One of my classes I think we have like 10 kids in it, but I would say most classes you have about like 30, but it's really nice. It's not like a lot of my other friends in different majors have a couple hundred kids in their class and I never had any classes like that in the business school. So I really think that it helps the faculty be more connected. I feel like my teachers know who I am and they care about me because they know me. I'm not just like one of 300 students. They recognize me whether they know my name or not, but I feel like they care and they're really willing to help if you're going to talk to them and get to know them.

What strategies helped you get into your program at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? What sort of things did you write in your application?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
Because I was in Business Scholars, I was automatically accepted into the business school. I feel like that's kind of like the harder part. It's getting into the business school because once you're already accepted into the business school to get into the different majors, it's like a pretty simple application. It's just mostly like if you have a certain GPA and if you got a certain grade in like prerequisite classes then you're pretty much good. But as far as like getting into the business school through Business Scholars...I'm trying to remember. It was like three years ago. But, what I wrote on my application I think just like demonstrating that you have other skills other than...like it's good to be good at school and if you have a good GPA that always helps, but I think if you can highlight other skills that you have and how that will like apply to other places because they want like leaders and how you've been a leader. They don't want... so you can be a leadership in the classroom, and so you can move on after school and be a leader in the workplace and be a good resource for the business school later on. I think it's important to highlight like how you've been a leader and the other qualities outside of school, outside your GPA.

What is the approximate tuition cost per semester, and monthly living cost including apartment rental, transportation and food at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
There's a lot of scholarships available which is really good. I know the tuition of the business school is higher because it's differentials. So, I think if you take...it depends to where you are too like at the beginning, if you're in a prerequisite, it's not as expensive, but as you get farther in and you're in upper division courses, those are a little more expensive. I'm in-state. So if you get in-state tuition and if you're in fifteen hours of upper division credit, I want to say it's like 7,000 a semester, maybe 7500. It kind of depends what you're taking, but there's a lot of scholarships available to the business school and through into the year which is good. And living cost once again really depends, kind of what you're looking for. I lived on campus for my first couple years which was really fun, but on campus housing is more expensive. So I think my rent was 800 a month, and I think it's probably gone up since then. So that's kind of expensive too. But transportation, I've actually just always used like public transportation and that's free with being a student. So, that's really nice. You can get around with tracks in the buses and stuff. And then food...I don't really buy food on campus. I mostly just like buy through the grocery store so just the normal grocery store cost I guess. It kind of depends on what you're going for on a lot of that.

How can one find accommodation to attend University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? How safe, costly, and easy is it to stay off-campus vs. on-campus? How can one find roommate(s)?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
Through the business school, through business scholars, through the U. You can also like apply for a fastline, you can get federal aid if that's applicable to you or loans do that too. But safe...I don't know. I felt really safe. I felt like this area is really safe. I've lived on campus and the right now I'm like just a little bit off campus. I think it's more costly to live on campus but it's more convenient because you can just roll out of bed and walk to class. It's right there. So, it's easier to live on campus but it costs more. Off campus is a little bit cheaper usually. I would say people with roommates is probably more like 400 a month if you get a really good deal, maybe more like 500 instead of like 800 on campus, but I don't know. I think roommates, that's hard. I don't really know. I've just been able to room with people that I knew from neighboring high schools or kind of like met through friends, but if you're coming out of state, if you live on campus then they match you up with roommates. But the off campus roommates, I'm not really sure. 

What funding opportunities--such as scholarship, assistantship or a grant--can students explore at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? How difficult is it to receive these? What ways did you acquire funding, if any?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
It just kind of like depends on your situation where the scholarships come from. Like I mentioned, you can get federal aid if your parents' income is low, if you're dependent or I like recently got married and so now I'm an independent. I usually spend time in school. I'm not working full time so we don't make a lot of money. So then we're eligible for money from the government because of that. But I also have a scholarship through just the U that I got when applying because of my like GPA and ACT score. So, that helps. I also got a scholarship at one point from like the alumni association so you can apply for those like if your parents went to the U or your grandparents went to the U or stuff like that. Like I said, there's a lot of different scholarships. It just kind of like depends on your situation. Sometimes there's like scholarships just for girls, sometimes there's scholarships just for certain programs. So you just kind of have to research it, and I think depending on which one you're doing depends on how hard it is to get it. 

How can one make some money on the side while studying at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
I think it's really possible especially with business. You can fill out your schedule. I know a lot of people that only go to school like Monday and Wednesday, and then they work Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Most of the time in business, you don't have classes on Friday, So, you can work on Fridays and kind of like in between your classes. I worked on campus and that's really nice because you're really close. There's opportunities in the business school. You can just work like right in the same building as your class is. So, that's really convenient. They're hiring a lot on campus. They don't pay as much because you're working on campus, but there's also like stuff pretty close off campus. I think there's a lot of opportunities and I think it's definitely possible. 

How is the campus life at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? Are there any student groups or clubs that you like? What can one do for fun outside campus?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
There's stuff for everyone. There's like sororities and fraternities. I didn't do that, but I know a lot of people that have and have really liked them. Honestly, I've really liked the clubs within the business school. I've liked a lot of my classmates and stuff that I met at the business school. I've become really good friends with them. Student, groups, or clubs...I don't know. I know people that have liked, like I said, just fraternities and stuff in the business school. I haven't done a ton outside of that, but I know there's like student government that a lot of people have done and liked. And as far as doing stuff for fun outside the campus, I know a lot of people who like to be outdoors because we're really close to the mountains. I really like to ski. I know a lot of people like to ski when they don't have class and hiking and mountain biking and all that stuff. It's just right there. So it's really fun.

What kinds of internships do students get into at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? What companies do students get internships from? How difficult is to get these internships?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
You kind of get into anything if you work for it and you have the right experience. I've done a couple of internships and most of my friends have, and I think the business school is really good about helping you find opportunities and applications and networking with people that come here and asking them if they have anything available. I have friends that have gone and like done internships in finance back in New York, and they are able to compete with people from any school. And the O.M. major is a little bit easier to get internships I feel like because it seems like there's a lot of opportunities. Like I said, I get emails all the time just like lists of companies that are hiring. They're trying to get enough people to apply because there's just a lot of opportunities. So I think if you're looking in the right place, it's not too difficult to get an internship. You just kind of have to know where to look and use the resources that are here to help you. 

If you were to guess about jobs and salaries students get after graduating from University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, what would you say? How long do students take to find jobs? What kinds of companies (eg regional, industry types) hired?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
They know for it within the O.M. major, but I think most people find jobs like either they have one lined up before they graduate or they are able to find one really quickly right after graduation. Like I said, there's a lot of opportunities, and it's kind of a small major. But the kind of company I know, we work a lot with like IM Flash which they like manufacture things like computer parts or the like memory stuff, I'm not totally sure on that, but they're pretty big in Utah. Also, we work a lot with Intermountain Healthcare. So, I know they hire students. I know like within finance, there's like finance places just local in Salt Lake that are hiring people. I think you can kind of decide which way you want to go, and I think there is definitely opportunities if you're searching for it. Yeah, just trying to get more like internships right now. I'm not really sure about that. Sorry.

What additional skills or certifications do students pursue on their own during the program at University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business? How do those help with finding jobs or with higher studies?

Based on experience at: University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Sat Sep 14 2019
One of the popular ones I think is like Six Sigma, like a green belt or a yellow belt which is basically just saying, just applying the stuff from school, kind of into the workplace, and you can get some of those with your classes. We also have to take a project management class for O.M. and you can get in project management like a certificate if you take like a test right after that class. So I know there's a lot of different ones you can do through programs called APICS or ASQ. But I think those just make you stand out even more and you're more valuable to employers because you have more...you've done more I guess than the competition. So, I think it helps.