UNC Kenan-Flagler Blogs

Monthly Archives: September 2010


Welcome to the debut issue of IMPACT, our monthly update from UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Office of Advancement. Each month we will feature a few of the many ways in which our students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are making a difference at UNC Kenan-Flagler and beyond. We want to increase our communication with you while also being environment and budget friendly – we hope you enjoy it. If you prefer to receive a printed version of IMPACT twice a year instead, please contact us at impact@unc.edu. If we’ve not yet had the chance to meet in person, I also want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am proud to be a part of the solid leadership team assembled by Read More

Twitter Reunion Contest

Enter to win a ticket to the Kenan-Flagler Alumni Reunion Weekend Oct. 22-24, 2010! Entering is very easy and the winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 4th. Rules are listed below. Twitter Contest: 1. Must follow @kfbs_alumni 2. Must retweet the following tweet: UNC KFBS alums Win a tix to Reunion wkd http://bit.ly/ctyBJe from @kfbs_alumni – Pls RT. Info at: http://bit.ly/9SNvzk 3. Deadline Friday, Oct. 1st, 2010 Rules: One winner will be selected randomly from those that have completed the above three steps. If you haven’t yet registered for the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Reunion Weekend, please join us today!

Making futures brighter

Thanks to the support and generosity of UNC alum John W. Burress III (AB ‘58), UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students recently had the chance to help make a difference in the lives of young people in Cape Town, South Africa.   The project, known as Global STAR – South Africa, was a full partnership between South African Education & Environment Project (SAEP) and UNC Kenan-Flagler to support and empower disadvantaged youth in Cape Town. In addition, it gave MBA students the opportunity to work on real issues facing an organization in an emerging market. “The goal of the project was to develop a strategy for SAEP to increase its efficiency and social return on investment,” says strategy team member Monique Jackson Read More

Student perspective

This summer I had the opportunity to intern for ProLogis, an industrial real estate investment trust, in its D.C. office. In this project-based internship, my objective was to understand the government’s procurement process for industrial real estate and identify where opportunities exist.  After thirteen weeks of interviews, industry meetings and research, I presented my recommendations to ProLogis’ Executive Committee in Denver. Following my presentation, I was thrilled to learn that the Committee decided to implement many of my recommendations. I found the project extremely rewarding and relevant, and I enjoyed the internship, the people and the company immensely. Returning to Chapel Hill for my second year, I’m determined to take advantage of the classes, activities and the area. Beyond these Read More

A rich experience

My experience at UNC Kenan-Flagler as a member of the MBA class of 2000 was one of the high points of my life and career.  I knew when I started in the program in 1998 that I would receive a world-class business education, and I also knew that I would be surrounded by many accomplished and intelligent people.  What I did not know at the time was how much I would come to appreciate the friendships I formed during that two-year period. As I approach my 10-year reunion in October, I can’t help but think back to my orientation week in 1998, particularly the moment when I met the members of my first year study group.  Fear and uncertainty were Read More

Reunion 2010

UNC Kenan-Flagler Reunion Weekend is rapidly approaching!  On October 22-24, we will welcome all business school graduates back to Chapel Hill for a wonderful weekend of reconnecting with former classmates, faculty and staff.   Our Kenan-Flagler Reunion Weekend is widely considered as one of the best reunion events on the UNC campus, and we invite all alumni to attend. The weekend will kick off on Friday morning with a golf tournament at Finley, followed later by our big “Barbecue and Bluegrass” reception in front of McColl Building, where many current and former faculty will be in attendance.  Later that evening, the MBA Student Association will host alumni at He’s Not Here on Franklin Street. On Saturday, Dean Jim Dean will deliver Read More