Fahn Darkor

Where are you from?
Greensboro, N.C.

What high school did you attend?
Dudley High School

In your opinion, what are the 3 best things about UNC Charlotte? 

- The great people

- The rapid growth of the university

- The opportunities that the university has to offer

Where is your favorite place on campus?
Popp-Martin Student Union

What is your favorite Charlotte restaurant?
Pinky’s Westside Grill

What was your favorite class that you have taken and why?
A creationism studies class that I took as a part of my general education. We learned about different stories about how life started on earth. I
t was a very interesting topic, and I really enjoyed getting to hear about all of the different perspectives and viewpoints about life on earth.

Fahn Darkor graduated in May 2017 with a Marketing major. He was elected the Student Body President for the Student Government Association in 2017 and was elected the 2016 Homecoming Prince. 

What major(s) did you pursue and why?

I’m pursuing a Marketing major. I’ve always had an interest in how things are advertised and the selling side of the product. I enjoy thinking about different approaches to promoting a product effectively. It’s a field that allows me to look at multiple viewpoints to choose which one I believe will have the best outlook.

Why did you choose the Belk College of Business/UNC Charlotte?

I originally came to UNC Charlotte pursuing a degree in Biology, but I realized that pursuing that degree wasn’t my passion. At that point, I transferred to the Belk College of Business and began pursuing my Marketing major.

What activities were you involved in when not working or studying?

Outside of academics, I am a part of a number of student organizations. I serve on the Student Government Association as Student Body President. I am also a member of the Black Student Union and  the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Finally, I work with the SAFE and SOAR programs on campus.

What was the best part of your academic experience?

The best part of my academic experience has been the Marketing Strategy and Consultancy course that I’ve taken as a part of the program’s curriculum. The semester-long consulting project is extremely hands on and provides me with real world experience. Rather than reading textbooks and taking tests, I get to work on solving real-world marketing problems and honing my skills as a professional.

How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone who is thinking about applying?

The Belk College is challenging, but achievable. If you work on maintaining your schedules and finding a balance, you will be successful.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will work at MetLife as a product manager in the marketing department.