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“It Made All the Difference”

January 2022

Marriott School of Business

male student outdoors by a tree Photo courtesy Logan Sackley

Logan Sackley thought he’d major in finance or strategy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, but after taking his introductory information systems class, he discovered a new passion. “Information systems didn’t come as naturally to me as finance did at first,” he says. “However, I love bridging the gap between the areas of working with technology and working with people.”

Sackley married in his junior year, and shortly thereafter, the couple learned that they were expecting a baby. When Sackley’s wife left her job as the due date drew closer, the couple found themselves in a tight financial position. Fortunately, Sackley received a scholarship. “It made all the difference for our family,”he says. “It enabled my wife to graduate, and it brought a lot of peace.”

Last summer, Sackley did an internship with accounting firm Eide Bailly, and then he served in a leadership role with the Association for Information Systems club. He’ll graduate this fall, and he’s planning to begin his career as a solutions engineer. “School’s still challenging,” he says. “But that scholarship helped us get a little more sleep at night.”