Owen Smith

Name:  Owen Smith

Anticipated Graduation Year:
May 2023

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Favorite Place on Campus: Belk Gym and SoVi

Undergraduate Student
2023
Business Analytics

Why did you choose to attend UNC Charlotte?

The Belk College of Business is what really drew me to UNC Charlotte. There are so many opportunities to network with companies and build your portfolio. The business analytics major particularly stood out to me because of its uniqueness to UNC Charlotte, and I have always been intrigued by playing with data and technology. Being awarded the Belk Scholarship in Business Analytics made it clear to me that UNCC was my home

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

I chose BHP for the networking opportunities with potential employers. I wanted to be able to connect with these companies and learn about particular careers within my course of study. Additionally, I chose BHP to join a community of like-minded individuals who value their education in business while enjoying each other's company. I hope to build many close relationships with my classmates in BHP.

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

Being a first-year BHP student, I have not had many experiences yet within the program, but my greatest experience has been the welcome back meeting. It was such a great feeling interacting with my fellow BHP members and my mentor. Hearing Dr. Randle speak filled me with pride and passion for my diligence as a student and motivated me to make the most out of my four years in BHP. 

What student organizations are you involved with on campus?

Sports Analytics Club and Niner United.

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

BHP will set me up for success after graduation because it has placed me in a highly selective and competitive category of well-rounded students within a renowned college at UNCC. The continuous networking with companies in Charlotte and experiences within the program and my major should provide me with ample directions to go with my career after graduation.

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

The Belk College of Business is an academically-competitive college that provides students with the skillsets necessary for modern businesspeople and gives students numerous avenues to utilize these skills through many networking opportunities.

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

The three best things about UNC Charlotte are its proximity and accessibility to uptown Charlotte, its diverse student body, and its plethora of student organizations

Tell us 3 random things about yourself.

I played varsity football and tennis in high school

My favorite musical artist is the foo fighters

My favorite TV shows are Dexter and Breaking Bad

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