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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

MBA Mom

“How do you do it?” As an MBA student and mom of two daughters under the age of 4, I’m asked that question a lot. When I started school in August 2012, my youngest was only 4 months old. I decided to go back to school for my daughters, Graelyn (now 3 years old) and Elcie (almost 2 years old). I want them to see through my actions how much our family values education and what you can achieve through hard work. I’m not getting my MBA despite of my children. I’m getting it because of them. So when I’m asked, “How do you do it?” or someone declares, “I don’t know how you manage — I’m barely getting by!” Read More

Big Weekend at Kenan-Flagler

Posted by Eric. Its a good weekend to be an MBA student in Chapel Hill. First of all – it is 76 degrees, the sky is perfectly blue, and the air smells like Spring. SVCIC is happening right now. (I’m writing this during my downtime while volunteering.) SVCIC is the sustainability-focused spin-off of VCIC – the incredibly popular venture capital investment competition that began at Kenan-Flagler 10 years ago. There are teams from 8 leading business schools (including Kenan-Flagler) and an interesting mix of entrepreneurs and sustainability-focused VCs in town for the competition. Right after SVCIC, I’m going to Asia Night – a food and culture festival put on by my classmates from India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and Korea. Read More