Earlier this year I was selected to be a board member for the University of Utah Business Alumni Association (or UUBAA, for short). This is an incredible honor and I can’t wait to help give back to an organization that has given me so much over the past two years!
One of the primary responsibilities of UUBAA is to foster mentor/mentee relationships with undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of business-related majors. I decided to join the SMART Start Committee as it is one of the more established programs within the David Eccles School of Business and one that provides direct one-on-one mentoring.
Most people don’t know this, but the University of Utah churns out some of the highest rates of entrepreneurs in the nation — especially in the fields of science and technology. Because of my background in engineering and now business, I feel like I can be a valuable voice in assisting the program. My first committee meeting occurred this past week and I feel incredibly inspired by all the participant. Can’t wait to get started!