My experience working for UNC Business Essentials has given me both the opportunity to build my knowledge of the business world and expose myself to events on campus. As a junior, I am actively in search of a summer internship while also exploring possible career options.
Like many other Economics majors, I often find myself competing with BSBA students for finance & banking positions. While many of the potential employers with whom I’ve interviewed have enjoyed hearing about my economics courses, they’ve been extremely keen on discovering more about my participation in UBE. What really sparked their interest, in fact, were the financial accounting and Excel modules that the program offers. In businesses of any sort, keeping proper records and understanding basic accounting principles are crucial to success.
For me, the UBE courses have served as excellent applications to the theories that I learn daily in class. The flexibility and user-friendliness of the remote GoCourse Player tool has made it easy for me to manage my progress. My favorite aspect of the program itself is the accessibility of the tutors, and the prompt feedback they provide to the final discussions (case studies at the end of each lesson).
As a Student Ambassador, I have been able to spread the word about the UBE program to both my campus organizations and those I’m only becoming familiar with. Starting off, I didn’t have a clear expectation about how students would respond to my marketing efforts. At our “debut” during the UCS Internship Fair, I had the opportunity to share my perspective on UBE with a large handful of students. I found the group to be quite receptive, and naturally I’m excited about the potential that this program has for giving non-business majors a helpful set of skills for their futures.