Elyssa Morales is a double major in Management and Finance. She is a member of the Business Honors Program.
What major(s) are you pursuing and why?
I am a double major in Management (Organizational Management concentration) and Finance. My dream is to be a business owner where I can interact with my hobbies every day. These majors have already taught me skills required to lead effectively and operate a successful business. More importantly, I continue to discover new interests and develop my creative side within a business setting.
Why did you choose the Belk College of Business/UNC Charlotte?
I have known that I wanted to attend UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business since I was 16 years old. The location of the university in the heart of Charlotte seemed so attractive to a small-town girl. Moreover, its modernity and academia appealed to my love for intellectual challenges.
What activities are you involved in when not working/studying?
When I have little or no homework, I lead a ministry on campus, frequent the gym, canvas and paint, go to the movies, and try new restaurants with friends.
What has been the best part of your academic experience so far?
Being a part of the Business Honors Program has completely transformed my academic experience and perception of college. Not only was I able to make friends immediately, but these same friends have been in almost all of my classes, which has given me confidence and reassurance that my friends and I share similar academic goals. I served as the Sophomore class representative and have worked closely with the executive board in various Explore UNC Charlotte events, open houses, and community and social events both on and off campus.
How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone who is thinking about applying?
The Belk College of Business interlinks a smaller population of students and faculty within UNC Charlotte who have similar majors and career paths. This creates an environment which fosters opportunity for networking within the university and gives way for career and community involvement in Charlotte. The Belk College of Business faculty provide the tools necessary for success in both the academic sense and through community service activities and social participation on campus.
If you have received a scholarship or financial aid, how has that helped you?
With the help of loans and grants, I have received the full experience of what the Belk College of Business offers, and I have taken advantage of the ubiquitous resources made available to me to ensure I achieve ultimate academic success.