January 2020 Newsletter

BYU Management Society Leader Newsletter

Cheers to 2020!

Thanks for a stellar last decade BYU

Growing Moral and Ethical Leadership Around the World: Featuring Central, Ohio

In December 2019, the BYUMS Ohio chapter had the privilege of hearing from Raymond Weaver , owner of Weaver’s Farm & Furniture. He has 21 years of experience as a business owner and consultant. Speaking on “Weathering the Storm,” he highlighted sacrifices and lessons learned as a result of his conversion from the Amish faith, to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2012.

Weaver knew that by joining the Church he risked losing everything he and his wife Laura had built to that point in their life together. The community they had been part of dissolved around them as they followed their decision in faith and began to rebuild a new life.  “Looking back,” he reminisced, “this felt like a huge sacrifice. But the opportunities we have now far eclipse the difficulties we had to go through.”  He encouraged those in attendance, "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." Learn more about Raymond Weaver and his family’s story here.

Join Our Next Webinar with Vai Sikahema

Friday, February 7 at 1:00pm MST
Lessons from a Legend

Sikahema, former NFL running back and NBC morning news anchor, will be our BYU Management Society Webinar guest speaker! Save the date on Facebook here.   

Making Connections: Featuring San Diego, California

BYU MBAs + BYUMS San Diego = Mentoring Win

This January, BYUMS San Diego hosted BYU MBA students for a mentoring and networking luncheon. “To say it was a fantastic experience for all involved would be an understatement! Thanks to each of you for making it happen. I feel confident that the BYU MBA students who participated have a deeper interest in the San Diego market as a result.” —Sam Dunn

Would your chapter or company be interested in networking with BYU MBA grads? If so, please contact Sam Dunn, Director, MBA Career Management at sam_dunn@byu.edu.

Global Network

Are you interested in growing your own network? Join the BYUMS LinkedIn Group here or join BYU Connect. BYU Connect was recently launched to strengthen BYU networking opportunities. You can volunteer to mentor students, post jobs or find new opportunities yourself, create a profile today.

Calendar Highlights: Upcoming Major Chapter Events

Does your chapter have a high-profile event coming up? Let us know here.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

“Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people. This is my final recommendation: Think about the metric by which your life will be judged, and make a resolution to live every day so that in the end, your life will be judged a success.”

Clayton M. Christensen (1952-2020)

Clayton Christensen,
BYU Graduation, Class of 1975