Brenden Bodily is an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He is studying Finance and International Business with a minor in Web Development. He has plans to graduate in Spring 2024.
He joined the CGO in Fall 2021 to contribute to important research projects and develop his critical thinking. He focuses his research on technology and innovation. Specifically, he’s researching FiscalSim and tax policy with the organization.
Brenden thinks it’s important to show people there are many ways to have a successful career beyond a traditional college education. He stresses the need to raise awareness about targeted, cost-effective alternatives that can help people find new job opportunities more efficiently.
After graduating from Utah State University, Brenden plans to further his expertise in finance by getting a Master’s degree. This advanced study will give him the knowledge and insights to contribute to the finance industry and have a big impact on his future career.
About Student Research Fellowships
Undergraduate Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.
During their fellowships, undergraduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.