New student success center opens at USU

Ribbon cutting for the FJ Management Center for Student Success. Left to right: USU Student Body President Douglas Fiefia, Chuck Maggelet, President and CEO of FJ Management Crystal Maggelet, Huntsman School of Business Dean Douglas Anderson and USU President Stan Albrecht.

LOGAN – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new FJ Management Center for Student Success Thursday morning. The center is part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and is designed to offer many services in one place, including academic advising, career advising and career development.

President and Chief Executive Officer of FJ Management Crystal Maggelet was the financial donor for the new center. Maggelet said she believes that universities need career centers like the new center at USU, not only so the students can find employers, but so the employers have somewhere to go to find the best graduating students.

After graduating from Utah State University, Maggelet said she attended school at Pepperdine. It was after Pepperdine that she started trying to find employment.

“Even though I had a great education and I had done well in school, I really didn’t have any idea how to get a job in New York City or with a big company,” she said. “So I feel really strongly that universities need to have a very focused career center for their students.”

In a speech given at the ribbon cutting USU President Stan Albrecht said the new center is great, but what will happen at it will be even greater.

“We have very capable students come here,” he said. “They come here with an amazing work ethic and when you take their abilities and their work ethic and combine it with opportunities provided by faculty, provided by facilities and other kinds of services then the product is exceptional.”

Huntsman School of Business Dean Douglas Anderson also spoke at the event, thanking the Maggelets for their donation and for the help it will provide the students.

“The faculty staff and administration of this great university have no higher purpose, no greater calling than to prepare our students for success in their life and it is a privilege to devote one’s great efforts to this enterprise,” he said.

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