UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Share Print

I'm interested!

Interested in applying?

Review details, deadlines, and requirements ...and get started.

Our Ambassadors

A great way to learn more about the experience you’ll have as UNC Master of Accounting student is to talk with actual students in the program. We’ve profiled a small group of student ambassadors from both the online and on-campus formats who would be happy to share their experiences and answer your questions about the day-to-day goings-on in the program. These students were in your shoes not long ago — researching graduate school options and contemplating their career development —  so they will be excellent resources for you.


>> Request a conversation with a student ambassador


Emily Bedsole

Undergraduate Major: English and Political Science
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Accounting Concentration: Tax
Program Format: On-campus

What are some of your hobbies?
Running, volunteering, playing violin, and cheering for UNC basketball!

Why did you choose UNC?
I know I will gain an invaluable skill set that will prepare me for a wide range of career opportunities in the field of accounting and beyond.

What's a skill you took from your undergrad major into accounting?
Critical thinking



Christie Bonacci

Current company: Altrius Capital Management, Inc.
Undergraduate Major/Schools: Business with concentration in Accounting, Boston College/University at Buffalo, SUNY/Park College
Hometown: New Bern, N.C.

Accounting Concentrations: Audit and Tax
Program Format: Online

What are some of your hobbies?
Lifting weights, traveling, running, spending time with my teenage sons

Why did you choose UNC?
Reputation, alumni network, and rigor

What are a few things that you've learned in the classroom that you've immediately applied in your job?
The list is very long. However, bond and stock valuation, and tax strategies are the ones that I use most. 




Violette Bruchon

Undergraduate Major: Political Science and Peace, War & Defense
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina
Hometown: Liberty, N.C.

Accounting Concentration: Audit
Program Format: On-campus

What are some of your hobbies?
Swing dancing, knitting, running, reading, photography

Why did you choose UNC?
The school’s values of integrity, excellence, and teamwork

What's a skill you took from your undergrad major into accounting?
Understanding components of complex problems 




Connor Buker

Undergraduate Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Undergraduate School: West Virginia University
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Penn.

Accounting Concentration: Audit
Program Format: On-campus

What are some of your hobbies?
Hanging out with friends, sports, traveling, fishing, hiking

Why did you choose UNC?
Great academics and awesome brand name

What's a skill you took from your undergrad major into accounting?
Problem solving 



Preston Davis

Current company: Deloitte
Undergraduate Major/School: Economics, Auburn
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Accounting Concentration: Audit
Program Format: Online

What are some of your hobbies?
Spending time with family, school, martial arts, golf, music

Why did you choose UNC?
The brand recognition and flexibility of the online program

What are a few things that you've learned in the classroom that you've immediately applied in your job?
Time-driven, activity-based costing and analytics 




Abbie Gration

Undergraduate Major: Business 
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Accounting Concentration: Audit
Program Format: On-campus

What are some of your hobbies?
Cooking, reading, teaching ESL, politics, thrift store shopping

Why did you choose UNC?
It is one of the top-ranked programs in the country and also because I wanted to be a part of a program that brought together people of different backgrounds and majors.

What's a skill you took from your undergrad major into accounting?
How to present confidently in stressful situations 



Fred Hood

Undergraduate Major: Economics 
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina
Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Accounting Concentration: Advisory
Program Format: On-campus

What are some of your hobbies?
Cheerleading at UNC, team sports, weight training, music, and learning about/researching technology (particularly computers, cell phones, and software)

Why did you choose UNC?
Since the age of six, UNC has been my dream school. I grew up watching Carolina basketball and it stuck with me through high school, which is when I learned how academically prestigious UNC is.

What's a skill you took from your undergrad major into accounting?
The importance of attention to detail when analyzing situations and scenarios


Sean Monaco

Current company: Sunergix, Inc.
Undergraduate Major/School: Political ScienceAmherst College
Hometown: Granby, Mass.

Accounting Concentration: Audit
Program Format: Online

What are some of your hobbies?
Hiking, reading, watching sports (particularly football and baseball), investing, and coaching youth soccer

Why did you choose UNC?
The quality, flexibility, and reputation of the program.

What are a few things that you've learned in the classroom that you've immediately applied in your job?
I am in the process of developing a product to provide financial news, data, and analysis for business development companies. The ability to read and understand financial statements that I have gained in the program has been fundamental to helping me develop this product.


>> Request a conversation with a student ambassador

 


I'm interested!

Interested in applying?

Review details, deadlines, and requirements ...and get started.