May 2017 graduate and Marketing major Daniel Beamer competed for the UNC Charlotte Cross Country and Track & Field teams while at UNC Charlotte. He was in the Business Honors Program and graduated in three years.
What major did you pursue and why?
I pursued a major in marketing because I enjoy being creative and working closely with others to grow a certain brand and create a happy customer.
Why did you choose the Belk College of Business/UNC Charlotte?
I chose UNC Charlotte because it was the only school that gave me the opportunity to both compete for the Cross Country/Track & Field teams, and to be a member of the Business Honors Program.
What activities were you involved in when not working/studying?
I competed for the Cross Country and Track & Field teams in the 10,000 meters, 5,000 meters, and the 3,000 meter steeplechase. I was also a member of the Student Athlete Advising Committee (SAAC), where we develop the relationship between student-athletes, the school and NCAA administrators, while also promoting Charlotte Athletics on campus. Recreationally, I love to shop at local thrift stores and play a competitive round of miniature golf.
What has been the best part of your academic experience?
My professors have always been very helpful to me. They are always willing to answer questions and help me outside of class. Also, they are very gracious in working with my travel schedule so that I can continue to work when I’m out of town for competition.
How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone who is thinking about applying?
The Belk College of Business professors challenge you and help you along your way to success. Also, the Belk College of Business is unique because it has connections with various businesses across the Charlotte area to provide you with extra learning experiences and job placement, when the time comes.
If you have received a scholarship or financial aid, how has that helped you?
In a family with four kids, one of whom is severely disabled, the scholarship that I have received from the Athletic Department has taken part of a major burden off of my parents. This scholarship has provided me ample opportunity to succeed in both academics and athletics.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I will be moving to Raleigh to start a marketing position with software company Phreesia.