Shanna Rizzo

Name: Shanna Rizzo

Graduation Year:
December 2020

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite place on campus is the hammocks by Robinson.

Post Graduation Plans: I will be interning with GreerWalker as a Tax Intern in the Spring and in the Summer I will be a Tax Intern with BDO. In the Fall, I plan to start the MACC program at UNC Charlotte in pursuit of my CPA certification. 

Undergraduate Student
2020
Accounting
Finance

Why did you choose to attend UNC Charlotte?

I was drawn to UNC Charlotte because of the phenomenal business school and prime location for internships and job opportunities. UNC Charlotte is a growing school with new opportunities developing every day and that is one of the major draws to the University. 

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

Being able to listen to professionals in the Charlotte area and getting a head start on so many of the skills that are vital in the business industry is why I chose BHP. 

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

Getting to do a site visit to Bank of America in Uptown Charlotte and travel up to the 60th floor has been by far my best experience with BHP. None of that would have been possible without the network and community that is BHP. 

What student organizations are you involved with on campus?

Throughout my college experience I have been a very active member of BHP as Freshman Class Representative, Secretary, Internal Vice President and Senior Class Representative. Additionally, I have been a very active member of Housing and Residence Life with my participation in Levine Leadership Team and as a Desk Assistant in Levine Hall for 3 and a half years.

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

I have had two internships throughout my college career. During my sophomore year, I interned with NC MedAssist as Accounting and Development Intern. After the completion of my internship with NC MedAssist, I started interning at Spectrum (Formerly known as Charter or Time Warner Cable) as Transaction Tax Intern. I started in their summer internship program and upon the complete of the summer, I was asked to remain on board for the school year.

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

BHP will help me land my dream job because of the soft skill foundation instilled in its members as well as all of the additional exposure that BHP provides that the average business student would not get. BHP has a prestigious presence on my resume and is always a topic of conversation in interviews. 

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

The Belk College is the place to go if you want a well rounded education in business. All of the staff in the business school are committed to the students learning and preparing you for real life and not just to pass a test. The Belk College uses the city of Charlotte to their advantage with constant exposure to business leaders so you are the most prepared for your career. 

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

The constant growth and innovation on campus

Faculty and staff that is committed to your education and experience

The connection to the City of Charlotte

Tell us 3 random things about yourself.

A hobby of mine is to ride dirt bikes with my family.

My favorite type of food is Thai Food.

I love to cook.

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