What were your majors and why?
I double majored in finance with a risk management and insurance concentration and management with a talent management concentration. I also pursued an American Studies minor. Coming from a family of almost all engineers, choosing to go into business was a very personal and independent decision. I have always loved math and numbers, as well as leadership and operations. With no background of business in my family, I took a leap of faith and ended up falling in love with UNC Charlotte’s business community.
Why did you choose the Belk College of Business and UNC Charlotte?
I chose the Belk College of Business and UNC Charlotte mostly for the opportunity to participate in the Business Honors Program. I decided that I wanted to go to a school where I could stand out as a select few in a prestigious program, versus blending in at other business schools. The second reason is the tremendous opportunities Charlotte has to offer as the second largest banking city in the United States.
What activities were you involved in?
Aside from my internship, school and the Business Honors Program, I was also a founding member of the new sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. I helped build our new chapter and sisterhood on campus as well as served on the Finance Committee for my sorority. I also like to spend my time staying active by working out, going hiking, and joining intramural teams such as flag football and bowling.
What were some of the best experiences you had academically?
I have met some of the most amazing, supportive, influential people, who I know will be lifelong friends. Academically, my proudest moment was obtaining a yearlong internship at SABIC Innovative Plastic, as well as being elected President of the Business Honors Program, all during the spring semester of my sophomore year.
How would you describe the Belk College of Business to others?
I would describe the Belk College of Business as a college full of amazing opportunities that sets you up to succeed in the real business world.
Did you receive any scholarships?
I received the Jack Hogue Scholarship, which helped me pay for textbook prices, well over $500 a semester.
Anything else to add?
The Belk College of Business, as well as the Business Honors Program, set me up for nothing but success. Having no business background or roots, the college prepared me with all the necessary knowledge and skills so that I am on the track to a successful career. Looking back at my first day of college, I never would have thought that by my junior year I could be the President of the Business Honors Program, a founding member of a sorority and a successful intern at a multi-national company. Today, I know that without the support of all the members of the Belk College of Business, as well as my family and friends, I would not be where I am today, as a successful, motivated businesswoman.