Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Fall 2012

Top Speakers Visit the USU Campus

Last semester an impressive range of top-level speakers spoke with students.

John Miller, National Beef Packing Company founder and Huntsman School of Business Convocation Speaker, spring 2012

Mr. Miller said students should become servant leaders, surround themselves with mentors, choose to work in an environment where “the truth is spoken,” be responsible, and trust others to be responsible.

Mark Holland, chairman and CEO of Intermountain Staffing Resources and owner of Ascend HR Solutions

Mr. Holland spoke on the importance of effective time management, cultivating relationships, and taking smart risks.

“Close friendships are difficult to come by, and if we don’t actively manage them… they will fade,” Mr. Holland said.

David Bell, Xinmei Zhang, and Yongge Dai Professor, professor of marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bell said the majority of online businesses are started by students. He taught three internet marketing strategies: to create a solid customer base, to remember that how customers use the internet depends on where they live, and to make sure that marketing tactics are relevant.

Becky Anderson, founder of For Every Body and For Every Home

Ms. Anderson offered 10 lessons that she said have greatly benefited her business life, including the importance of making educated decisions, managing time well, having passion, and setting big goals.

See our full list of speakers and watch their videos at: huntsman.usu.edu/speakers