Auja Little

Where are you from?
Richardson, Texas

When did you graduate?
May 2015

In your opinion, what are the 3 best things about UNC Charlotte?
•    It's easy to get involved as much or as little as you'd like, and there's an organization that caters to practically everyone's needs.
•    The campus is urban; I'm close to the city and everything it provides.
•    The number of resources available to students is great!

What is your favorite Charlotte restaurant?
I'm a foodie for sure, so I classify all my favorite spots by category!
•    Best breakfast? The Original Pancake House at the Metropolitan.
•    Best lunch? Crisp in Dilworth.
•    Best dinner? Cowfish in Southpark.

What was your favorite class at UNC Charlotte and why?
Real Estate Finance. I already saw myself going down a path to commercial real estate and the professor who taught it made it one of the best classes I've ever had.

Tell me three random things about yourself.
•    In high school, I was a pole vaulter for my track team.
•    At the age of 10, I published a short story within an anthology for young adults.
•    I love Sherlock Homes - I read the books and watch the movies.

Auja Little received a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She was a member of the Business Honors Program in the Belk College of Business.
Why did you choose the Belk College of Business/UNC Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte has been a great matchmaker for me career-wise! Through professors in the Belk College of Business, I have been able to find valuable scholarships and career opportunities I might not have received elsewhere. The school is also close enough to Charlotte that I can continue to grow my network with professionals in the area.

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

I love getting active, so I’m usually running or playing some sport like tennis or volleyball. I’m an avid traveler, a self-proclaimed home DIY expert, and an amateur chef.

What was the best part of your academic experience?

By far the best part of my academic experience has nothing to do with academics at all. I’ve made unique, lifelong connections with mentors and friends during my years at UNC Charlotte that will be invaluable in the future.

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

The Belk College of Business is a hub of constant growth with plenty of room to individualize your experience and study what motivates you. The professors care, and the school provides a plethora of avenues you can take to round out your college experience.

If you received a scholarship or financial aid, how did that support help you?

I have received a few scholarships and financial aid, and I can say that the assistance has been vital to my success at UNC Charlotte. Not only is the burden of paying my education lifted while I’m in school, but the scholarships I’ve received have helped me direct myself to the industry and career path that truly ignites my passion.

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