UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Student Fellowships

The Global Business Center at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School each year offers two fellowships to rising 2nd-year MBA students and one to an undergraduate business student who have an interest in global business.


Global Business Center Fellows work closely with the GBC team to advance the center’s programs, particularly their outreach to students. That includes participating in strategic and tactical planning to further the center’s mission.

Fellows are responsible for:

  • Organizing the center’s fall student welcome reception, All Careers are Global, which includes a case workshop.
  • Planning and executing the spring Emerging Markets Conference.
  • Overseeing the competitive mini-grants program for student clubs and initiatives.
  • Promoting the center’s programs to students through social and other media.
  • Assisting with other center activities, as assigned.

Hours and Pay

Each Global Business Center Fellow works 6-10 hours a week, at $20 per hour for MBAs and $15 per hour for undergraduates, from mid-August through late April and may attend some planning meetings in the spring before their fellowship year.

Fellows report to the executive director of the Global Business Center.


Ideal candidates are highly organized, able to work independently and think strategically, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.


Applications are accepted in March each year for fellowships the following academic year.

To apply, interested students submit by email:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference: one from a faculty member and one from a staff or faculty member (faculty and staff may submit letters by email)

Apply to Dr. Julia Kruse, krusej@unc.edu.

This program is supported by a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative grant through the United States-India Educational Foundation.