What majors did you pursue and why?
I was 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 was the best part of your academic experience?
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 received a scholarship or financial aid, how did that help 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.
What are your next steps after graduating?
After graduating with my double majors in Finance and Organizational Management, I will be joining Bank of America through its Financial Management Analyst Program as a first year associate.
What is your best memory from your time at UNC Charlotte?
My fondest memory of UNC Charlotte in light of the recent events was seeing the strength of the Charlotte community. It was both uplifting and encouraging to see faculty, staff, students, alumni, and UNC Charlotte supporters from all walks of life come together in resilience and unison. #CharlotteStrong