Undergraduate Business

Kenan-Flagler Alum: For the Greater Good in Ghana

January 28, 2013 By jmcadaragh

Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Callie Brauel (BSBA ’09) tells about her experience as co-founder and U.S. director of A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN). ABAN sponsors and runs a resident program for young women, ages 17-22, who are often  single mothers, poverty stricken and unable to rise above their current state without assistance.   The women selected are those who are willing to commit two years to breaking the cycle of poverty, changing their lives and preparing for a more participative role in their communities and society.  Because the women are in a resident environment, ABAN is able to focus on developing a sense of self-confidence by teaching a basic educational curriculum, developing vocational and social skills, money management and counseling in nutrition Read More

Global Immersion Elective (GIE) Experience

January 24, 2013 By jmcadaragh

May Chang, a sophomore in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s undergraduate business program, wrote this post about her experience during the GIE to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  As an Assured Admit, I had the opportunity to participate in one of Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Global Immersion Elective (GIE) Programs as a first-year student. In March 2012, I traveled with 30 other business school students to Dubai and Abu Dhabi over spring break to study business in the Middle East. It was a truly fantastic educational and travel experience – it was amazing to see how rapidly Dubai and Abu Dhabi are growing and the amount of modernization that has occurred in Middle Eastern business practices and the city scape. We met with several prominent companies in Read More

Undergrad Q&A: The Bottom Line & The Greater Good

January 23, 2013 By ubadmin821

Michael Hornsby, a senior in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s undergraduate business program, on what the school’s core tenet of The Bottom Line & The Greater Good means to him. What does The Bottom Line & The Greater Good Mean for you? The Bottom Line & The Greater Good, to me, means having the opportunity to make a difference beyond what most businesses use to analyze success, financial statements. It means taking on social responsibility within the community that has offered me so much over these past four years. It means taking a moment to step back and think about how not to improve my life, but those around me. Why do you think this notion is important in business today? This notion Read More

Becoming a Case Interview Master

December 12, 2012 By jmcadaragh chess

  Personal Thoughts on Becoming a Case Interview Master Undergraduate student Heather Engel wrote this post. The case interview is a unique beast compared to traditional behavioral interviews. It’s sort of like a verbal puzzle. Instead of answering questions about your past experience or potential fit with a company, you prove your skills to the interviewer through a problem solving conversation. First, the interviewer prompts you with a business situation or problem. Then, you interact with the interviewer through structured investigation for more information and organized articulation of your thought process.  Generally, case interviews are used in the recruitment process for management consulting; however, some investment banking and other finance-related positions also utilize them.  From my experience interviewing (and helping Read More

Thankful for our Alumni Network

December 3, 2012 By jmcadaragh

This post was written by undergraduate student Lance Ravenscraft. Kenan-Flagler students are thankful for such a large and helpful alumni network. Finding a job is on every students mind. We have an estimated 34,000 living alumni from all programs at Kenan-Flagler that span around the world. Nearly 4,000 of Kenan-Flagler alumni are at Fortune 500 companies including over 700 at C-level. Finding the right job is no walk in the park. Once you find dream job (or what you think is the right fit), getting and preparing for an interview and successfully landing the job can be a very difficult task. Competition for the best jobs is intense.   Our large and incredible loyal alumni can give you the winning edge.  Read More

Kenan-Flagler Exam Time Tips

November 29, 2012 By jmcadaragh brenna

This post was written by undergraduate student Brenna Johnson.  Exam time has surfaced yet again. This is the time when students start trying to find the information they put to the back of their brains, or for some, information they have not committed to memory yet. For undergrads at Kenan-Flagler, exam time not only means tests, but also finding time to finish up group projects. With the busy and hectic schedule of a business school student, searching for time to do everything can be a bit stressful. However, there are many ways that business students cope with the stress that comes right before the Holidays. One key thing that many students do to reduce their stress level is manage time well. Read More

Pura Vida: A Truly Local Experience in Costa Rica

November 21, 2012 By jmcadaragh C.rica

This post was written by undergraduate student Ellen Lesser. We’ve all heard old adage “Do as the locals do” before embarking on a trip, something which may be difficult to accomplish when visiting a foreign country amidst the cumbersome maps and hefty travel guides, not to mention the existence of language barriers and cultural nuances. The Working Languages program and immersion through Kenan-Flagler Business School allows students to really experience life in a different country from the vantage point of a native. The class offers an overview of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture through a business lens, all in preparation for a weeklong trip to the city of Heredia, right outside Costa Rica’s capital of San José. Heredia is a Read More

Undergraduate Business School students are thankful for…

November 20, 2012 By jmcadaragh ishintay2

This post was written by undergraduate student Laura Shintay. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s nice to sit back and think about what I’m thankful for. The usual list accumulates:  family, friends, food, shelter…but then I think about the place I am now:  Chapel Hill.  This is an amazing university, as we all know.  It has a beautiful campus, the friendliest people, and great opportunities.  Not to mention a beautiful school color.  But specifically, I’m thankful for being a part of the Kenan-Flagler’s Undergraduate Business Program at UNC, and there are a few reasons for that. The professors.  I’m a sophomore in the Assured Admissions program, so I’ll start in the business school officially this upcoming spring.  The interactions Read More

Spanish and Business

November 20, 2012 By jmcadaragh

The post below was written by undergraduate student Amy Hammond. Last semester I had the privilege of studying abroad with the UNC program in Sevilla, Spain. As a student in Spain, many of my daily activities were similar to a typical UNC student in Chapel Hill: breakfast, classes, nap, exercise, homework, socialize. However, the differences outweighed these similarities, ten-fold. I lived in an apartment with a “Señora”, every weekend was spent traveling to a European city, biking was my most dependable form of transportation, and most importantly, I spoke Spanish for the majority of my day. As I prepared to return to UNC this semester, my goal was to continue using Spanish. I have always heard the phrase, a language Read More

Global Programs Expo- Wednesday November 28th!

November 19, 2012 By jmcadaragh

This post was written by undergraduate student Chris Flesher. Attention business school applicants, prospective applicants or current Kenan-Flagler students who are interested in studying abroad: come find out more about the international opportunities at the Global Programs Expo on Wednesday November 28 from 5:30-7:00pm at Koury Auditorium. What classes did you take? Should I do a homestay or not? Will tuition be more expensive? How is the food?  How did your credits transfer?  Students have a lot of questions before studying abroad, and the Expo is the best way to get answers to all of those questions and more.  All of the global programs will have past students at the expo to speak informally about the opportunities abroad and their experiences Read More