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Family Fun in the Triangle

The decision to uproot your family and move to another town, region, or country to attend business school is fraught with worries – will your kids adjust to their new home, will your family make friends and find activities to keep them happy while you spend hours in the classroom and with your cohorts? UNC Kenan-Flagler understands those concerns and strives to provide a supportive community for partners and families of our students. Our MBA partners association, Kenan Connection, is a great resource for partners and families starting their lives in Chapel Hill. They offer a number of clubs and group activities, career support for partners, and valuable advice from those who have been through the transition already. The partners Read More

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

One of the greatest benefits to living in Chapel Hill is its centralized location – midway along the east coast and in the heart of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is only a 4 hour drive from Washington, DC and a 6 hour drive from Atlanta. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a 20 minute drive or 1 hour bus ride from Chapel Hill, and taxi service is available 24 hours a day. A non-stop flight out of RDU will get you to New York City, Chicago or Miami in less than two hours. Amtrak trains also serve the east coast, with lines to Charlotte, Atlanta, DC, New York and other popular destinations. North Carolina is unique in having beautifully preserved mountains Read More

7 reasons you should attend ASW

There are three pillars to success in business school: Academic, career and social. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Analytical Skills Workshop (ASW) prepares you for all three. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to attend, check out our Top 7 Reasons to Attend ASW – with insights from current MBA students. 7. Get your bearings. Whether you’re from the area or moving from across the country or across the world, arriving in Chapel Hill this summer will give you time to get acclimated to your new surroundings, figure out your commuting options and get the lay of the land. “From a social aspect, I got used to living in Alta Springs during ASW. I got used to traveling back and Read More

Alliance for Minority Business Students Hosts Harambee Celebration

Blog written by Tiffany Day, MBA 2014 Every year, the Alliance for Minority Business Students (AMBS) of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School hosts Harambee, a fashion show fundraiser for Global Scholars Academy in Durham, North Carolina. UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Dr. Johnson founded Global Scholars Academy (GSA) on August 19th 2009. GSA strives to create greater developmental equity for Durham youth who represent the greatest risks of academic failure due to significant social, economic, and educational challenges – individually and in their family, neighborhood, and community environments. Learn more about Dr. Johnson’s role and GSA. Each year we have over 50 volunteers from the MBA community plan and execute this event to give the UNC Kenan-Flagler community a flavor of fashion while contributing Read More

A taste of Chapel Hill

Experience Weekend came to a close this evening with “Taste of Chapel Hill,” an event that featured food from various local area restaurants. There was Chinese, Mediterranean, and of course, barbecue offerings. Students filled up on hush puppies, pulled pork, hummus, vegetable lo mein and fortune cookies; drinks included sweet tea and beers from Carolina Brewery. Second-year student Alex Auspitz set the mood behind the turntables. As the sun set, students reflected on what was a long, yet informative, day. When the kegs inevitably ran dry, we made our way up to Mansion 462, where the MBA Student Association was sponsoring a tab. Also out celebrating was UNC’s VCIC team that won the competition this afternoon. Way to bring it Read More

Activities at the Activities Fair

Tweet, tweet! We’re about halfway through our day here at Experience Weekend. After this morning’s introductory session with Dean Dean, Dean Hoffman and Mindy Storrie, who leads the leadership initiative, prospective students broke out into various student life panels. There were sessions on financial aid, housing, life in Chapel Hill, international opportunities, case competitions, and, of course, academics. To answer questions, we had a wide variety of panelists available, including first and second year students, alumni, program administrators and professors. Now, everyone has grabbed a box lunch and headed outside to enjoy the weather. All of the MBA student clubs have set up tables around Latané Plaza and the club presidents are talking with prospective students about their organization’s plans. Read More

Dessert at DuBose

We had a great kick-off to Experience Weekend here in Chapel Hill this evening. Admitted and current students gathered at DuBose House, which is home to the Exec Ed program at Kenan-Flagler. The main buzz came from the entry hallway, although many people also retreated to smaller living rooms and the upstairs bar. It wouldn’t be a dessert reception without the dessert — and there was quite a spread. Chocolate covered strawberries, bite-sized molten brownies, fruit tarts. The general consensus was that the deep fried cheesecake was the best. Honestly, deep fried cheesecake — who thinks this up? Weather is forecast at 77 and sunny tomorrow. It should be a great day. Check back here for updates throughout. And, if Read More