Coming to UNC Kenan-Flagler, Luisa Benzaquen (MBA ’14) was no stranger to the business world. She studied business administration in her hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and worked for two years with Capri Sun to advance her career.
During her business school search, Adams was drawn to UNC Kenan-Flagler because the students seemed much more like teammates than competitors. Even when they’re vying for the same positions, she and her classmates prep for interviews together and always cheer each other on.
Working in a recruiting role for Deloitte Consulting, one of the world's largest management consulting firms, Neha Jain (MBA ’13) had visited UNC Kenan-Flagler countless times. When she made the decision to pursue her MBA and began to explore different programs, she was drawn to the sense of camaraderie among students at Kenan-Flagler that she had witnessed first-hand in a recruiting capacity.
When Shilpi Wadhwa (MBA ’14) decided to move thousands of miles from her home in Delhi, India, to the United States just a few years ago, she was well on her way to becoming a general surgeon through a residency in St. Louis. But now a first-year student in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program, Wadhwa is far from the operating room and on track toward an entirely different career with a double concentration in marketing and healthcare.
Ann Wang (MBA ’06) has drawn upon the strengths of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s diversity in her role at Google as head of the Online Partnerships Group of Greater China and Korea.
Most business innovations come from a series of small experiments that are successful and others that are unsuccessful.
Students put the leadership theory into practice during a Leadership Immersion simulation. Afterwards they receive specific feedback from their teammates and executive coaches on how they can improve in the future. Leadership takes practice – sustained, lifelong practice – advises one executive coach.
Now in its 13th year as home to top-ranked UNC Executive Development, the Rizzo Center will break ground again – on expanded facilities to accommodate the growing demand for its programs.
This is the fourth in a series of articles about the Carolina Women in Business annual conference. For companies, a healthy work-life balance results in fewer stolen office supplies, lower turnover rates and improved employee performance. For women in the workforce, it provides the happiness and fulfillment they need to thrive in both their professional and personal roles. It’s clearly a win-win, but actually achieving work-life balance is a challenge.
Experiences from the boardroom: Carolina Women in Business Part 3
This is the third in a series of articles about the Carolina Women in Business annual conference. An “Experiences from the Boardroom” panel provided advice from women who earned a seat in the boardroom and succeeded there.
Wellness in the workplace: Carolina Women in Business Part 2
This is the second in a series of articles about the Carolina Women in Business annual conference. The “Wellness in the Workplace” panel at the eighth annual Carolina Women in Business Conference explored initiatives to create healthier working environments and improve employees’ work-life balance
Only companies that constantly challenge what they do, challenge themselves to come up with new and different ways of doing things, and also constantly improve on things that they already do will survive in this new globally competitive environment.
Thiago Penido (MBA ’09) shares his journey to leadership in his family’s enterprise, The Serveng Group in Sao Paulo, Brazil
This is the first in a series of articles about the Carolina Women in Business annual conference. Highlighting the theme “Unlock Your Potential – Creating Opportunities with Impact,” the eighth annual Carolina Women in Business Conference featured a host of inspiring women who have made significant contributions in the workplace, including Afshan Khan, president and CEO of Women for Women International, and Cynthia Hougum, General Electric Healthcare general manager of the global supply chain life sciences North America.
Associate marketing professor Nicholas Didow Jr. teamed up with UNC Kenan-Flagler global marketing students to create an informative webinar on doing business in China
Alum launches burn center with business plan nurtured at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Pearman credits UNC Kenan-Flagler for teaching him the leadership, teamwork and negotiation skills that are necessary to succeed in consulting. The most valuable lessons were in the “soft side” of business, which deals with interpersonal skills. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s focus on hands-on learning ensured that he not only learned these necessary tools but also had the opportunity to practice them and receive feedback on his performance.
An inside look at UNC Kenan-Flagler's leadership development program, now ranked 7th in the world.
Empathy served as the central theme Monday night as Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Officer Bob McDonald discussed his company’s dedication to both the design of useful consumer products and to its social responsibility across the globe.
Last month, we hosted the 2nd Annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party at Top of the Hill. The event was also part of UNC’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, which was held from Nov. 12-18th in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation’s yearly GEW initiative which involves over 7 million people in 125 counties.
“Leading isn’t about setting rules or issuing edicts. It’s about coaching your employees and doing what you can to help them be successful,” says Laura Gamble (BSBA ’85), regional president for Greater Maryland at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Baltimore.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School honored seven alumni award winners Nov. 2 at the school’s 14th annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony.
Listen to UNC Executive Development’s podcast interview of Corey Seitz or read the interview below. Seitz is President of Seitz Talent Consulting, LLC, is a recognized leader in global talent management. A trusted advisor and coach to executives, he specializes in aligning the growth of individuals and organizations. Corey brings extensive experience at Fortune 500 corporations having served as the Global Head of Talent Management for Switzerland-based Novartis International, Johnson and Johnson and EMC.
Listen to UNC Executive Development’s podcast interview of Jim Shanley or read the interview below. Shanley, partner of The Shanley Group and one of the most recognized global talent Management Practitioners, had a 20 year career with Bank of America where he led a team of over 1,500 professionals.Next 20 Stories