Rebecca Bishop

Where are you from?
I am from New York, about an hour and a half away from New York City in the Mid Hudson Valley Region.

What high school did you attend?
Marlboro Central High School

When do you plan to graduate?
I plan to graduate in May 2018.

In your opinion, what are the three best things about UNC Charlotte? 
- Location: Charlotte is a great city to be in. There are so many businesses and headquarters located here, which is great for internship opportunities. There are also a ton of things to do for fun like go to a Panthers or Hornets game, or just go explore Uptown.
- Amenities: UNC Charlotte has so many resources to help you further your career. I have received multiple internship opportunities from just looking on Hire-A-Niner and applying. UNC Charlotte also has great facilities such as the football field and Popp Martin Student Union.
- The People: Being from New York, I did not know anyone when I first came to UNC Charlotte. Everyone I met was very friendly and I quickly gained a lot of friends.

Where is your favorite place on campus?
The Popp Martin Student Union

What is your favorite Charlotte restaurant?
One of my favorite Charlotte restaurants would have to be Benny Pennello’s, it is a great pizza place and reminds me of N.Y. Pizza.

What is your favorite class that you have taken and why?
My favorite class would have to be Branding and Product Strategy. I thought it was fascinating to learn about how companies and products are branded and strategized.  

Tell us three random things about yourself.
I have played the piano since I was 4 years old using the Suzuki approach.
I was a photographer's assistant throughout high school and even photographed events by myself.
I love traveling and want to travel around the world.

 

Rebecca Bishop
2018
Finance
Marketing

Rebecca Bishop is studying Finance and Marketing, with specialized concentrations in both majors for a unique business edge. She is a member of the Business Honors Program and on the executive board of the American Marketing Association student organization.

What major(s) are you pursuing and why?
I am pursuing a double major in Finance with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance and Marketing with a concentration in Analytics. I believe being a double major in these fields gives me a unique perspective on the market and gives me a wide range of knowledge that most students don’t get the opportunity to have.

Why did you choose the Belk College of Business/UNC Charlotte?
I am an out-of-state student and when I was searching colleges, I came across UNC Charlotte. I was intrigued by all the opportunities it presented at the college and in the surrounding Charlotte area. I was especially pleased with the Belk College of Business and the Business Honors Program.

What activities are you involved in when not working and studying?
I am involved with the Business Honors Program and the American Marketing Association on campus. I have been a part of both of them since my freshman year. I have been on the executive board of the American Marketing Association for two years now. I have also played on the competitive tennis intramurals team.

What has been the best part of your academic experience so far?
The best part of my academic experience so far has been all of the leadership and professional development I have gained. These have helped me get an internship this past summer with Bank of America as a Consumer Banking Summer Analyst in their headquarters in Uptown Charlotte.

How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone who is thinking about applying?
The Belk College of Business is a place for collaboration and diversity. The faculty and staff are always willing to help you further your success.