Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Weston Hyde, Notre Dame (Mendoza)

Weston Hyde

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

“You’ll find me hyping up a friend, eating Taco Bell, or watching a movie.”

Hometown: Layton, Utah

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was raised on a goat farm.

Undergraduate School and Major: Utah State University; Marketing major, Japanese minor

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Program Coordinator at The Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center

When you think of Notre Dame, what are the first things that come to mind? How have your experiences with the Mendoza program thus far reinforced or upended these early impressions? The first thing that comes to mind when I think “Notre Dame” is positive culture. The people here are so kind and happy. It seems that everybody at the university—the professors, my classmates, the program coordinators, etc., have been nothing but helpful and kind since the first day I stepped on campus.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the Mendoza MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The Business of the Front Lines program was a huge draw for me to join the Mendoza school. I really wanted to be at a university that valued social impact and had a program helping students develop as principled leaders.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Mendoza I really enjoyed the free meals and opportunities to get to know my classmates during orientation.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I created and taught a leadership development course for undergraduate students at Utah State University, based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far? I wrote an article for the Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership on retaining talented employees through building a culture of trust.

Mendoza is known as a purpose-driven MBA program that asks students to “Grow the good in business.” What is your mission and how has Mendoza been helping you realize it? My purpose is to help others find more hope. Mendoza has given me the opportunity to be in the MBA Association, the student body leadership of the program, putting me in a position to improve the MBA experience for my classmates and future cohorts.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far? My best experience so far has been flying to Las Vegas on a 7 AM flight to watch Notre Dame beat BYU in football, then flying back home to South Bend by 7 AM the next day.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into the Mendoza MBA program? Notre Dame students are kind and others-focused. That being said, my advice to potential applicants is to highlight how you have made a positive difference in your family, friends, community, and the world.

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