Jeremiah Parham

Name: Jeremiah Parham

Anticipated Graduation Year:
May 2021

Hometown: Russellville, Arkansas

Favorite Place on Campus: The Belk Plaza

 

Undergraduate Student
2021
International Business

Why did you choose to attend UNC Charlotte?

I wanted to attend a school that would challenge me academically and culturally in a location where I could participate in diverse communities on and off campus. For my goals, UNC Charlotte is the best value school in North Carolina, so I chose to attend. 

Why did you choose to join the Business Honors Program (BHP)?

I joined BHP because I wanted to elevate my experience as an international business major. My goal was to get all of the value I possibly could out of coming to UNC Charlotte.

What has been your greatest or most defining experience throughout your time in BHP thus far?

Acting as external vice president for BHP has been the greatest opportunity I have had within BHP mostly because of the fulfillment that comes with my duties. I am in charge of scheduling community service events and for the semester I have set up over 400 volunteer slots with over 20 different non-profit organizations that range from environment focused efforts like creek clean ups to cancer research fundraising like The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. It is just very cool to be apart of that process, and to be able to supply so many impactful organizations with the volunteers they need to keep running.

What student organizations are you involved with on campus?

I am on the executive board for The Business Honors Program, and I am a member of the American Medical Student Association.

Have you done an internship? If so, please tell us about your experience(s)

I interned in NYC this summer as a finance and operations intern with Global Health Corps, a health equity focused non-profit that establishes reliable health systems in four southeastern African countries and four eastern U.S. cities. I was able to perform health, security, compliance, and finance research and reporting for the organization, and it was an excellent experience that I most definitely would not have been able to be a part of without the connections I made in BHP. 

How will BHP help you land your dream job or set you up for success after graduation?

BHP puts a lot of effort into professional development and helping students understand their career goals. I am positive that the professional development and networking opportunities that BHP has given me will help me land my dream job.

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

The Belk College of Business is a community of professors, students, and faculty that, when engaged, will provide you with the information, technology, and connections that you need to take steps towards your life goals.

In your opinion, what are the 3 best things about UNC Charlotte?

Location: Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the U.S., which provides a plethora of opportunities for finding a niche where I can love what I do within professionalism.

Diversity: UNC Charlotte is comprised of 33% racial minorities and 49% females. I came to college to experience life outside my own bubble and at UNCC, I can do that because of diversity.

The Business Honors Program: Being in a school with 33,000 people can often be overwhelming and difficult to navigate academic and personal relationships, so being a part of a smaller program of like-minded individuals gives me an otherwise difficult-to-find sense of community.

Tell us 3 random things about yourself.

I have learned how to play seven different instruments: piano, ukulele, guitar, bass, cello, violin and recorder.

I was born in Arkansas.

I love being a server.

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