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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

Exploring NC

I enjoy a good road trip.  And, while I’m conflicted about the recent decline in gas prices, $1.70/gallon gasoline certainly makes exploring your backyard a little easier.  Over the past six months, my first as a resident in the great state of North Carolina, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many charming locations throughout the state. Asheville Just having returned from a 2-day trip to Asheville I can confidently say that this is one of the coolest towns I’ve ever been to.  It has an amazing arts district supported by a huge amount of local talent, a buzzing local music scene, and a wide choice of bars, restaurants, and cool shops.  It also has the Biltmore estate, the largest home Read More

On the Road Again…

In my mind, today marks the beginning of this year’s admissions recruiting season. Today I’m on my way to Monterrey, Mexico for an MBA fair. I’ve got some time to blog since I’m sitting in RDU waiting for my delayed flight (of course). While we’ve done a few recruiting trips this summer and my colleague spent some time in Asia, the real busy travel and recruiting season in my mind always seems to start with this single Monterrey MBA fair…always held in late August…always marking the end of summer. So any blogs from our admissions group in the next few months are likely to read more like travelogues. If you’re wondering where we’re going and if we’ll hit your city, Read More