Vidya Prabhakar

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services
CCB 723
704-687-7685
DEGREES

B.Com. University of Madras
M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Madras
ACA, Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
MBA Business Analytics, UNC Charlotte

ON BEING THE MBA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

I enjoy interacting with students, understanding their experiences and providing resources during their program lifetime to help achieve their personal and professional aspirations. Having been on both sides of the table – as an alum and now as an advisor, students are able to see that I jumped the same hoops and believe that I can help them navigate the program. There is nothing more rewarding than being instrumental in some form or shape as students reach their goals.

MY ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Go for it! There is no better time than now. Do not second guess your ability to thrive in business school. As daunting as it appears, it is certainly possible to jump-start your career while balancing conflicting personal, educational and professional priorities. Set attainable goals as you navigate through the program.

WHY CONSIDER THE BELK COLLEGE MBA

As a graduate of the Belk College MBA program, I have a unique first-hand knowledge of the programs’ demands and offerings. Program characteristics such as flexibility, courses offered, networking opportunities, school culture and values are what make the Belk College MBA stand apart. It provides you the expertise, network and skills required in the changing global economy.

ABOUT ME

When I am not working with graduate students, you will often find me heeding to the call of wanderlust or indulging in my love for needle crafting. A hobbyist photographer, I use photography as a medium to capture the fleeting beauty of everyday life.