Our students come from a wide variety of undergraduate majors, but they have one thing in common: they’re all high performers in the classroom. Whether it’s reviewing the notes within a Beethoven symphony, or crunching algorithms in a bioinformatics class, our students have the mental horsepower and agility to succeed in any field – especially accounting.
Creating a dynamic an inclusive atmosphere is important to us. Therefore, we ensure our students are smart, but understand the value of social engagement. Our students have a wide variety of interests – from global travelers to adventure sport enthusiasts. This skill-set means that our students are fun outside of the classroom, and can also bring their positive vibes on client engagements.
We’re involved in the community.
We also understand the importance of having a positive impact within and outside our community. The vast majority of our students hold volunteer positions prior to arrival, and most continue this vocation throughout the program. In addition, we have a dedicated student body – The Community Service Committee – specifically designed to create a positive impact on our communities.
We believe that great leadership is a skill that can be honed and practiced. Starting with our Orientation & Leadership Immersion, our program creates opportunities for you to demonstrate leadership within the classroom and among your entire peer group. Because we recognize that it’s not only important to have the accounting technical capabilities, but you also need to demonstrate leadership with your employer and various clients. To help you gain practical experience, we’ve created a number of student committees to provide a conduit for you to further strengthen your leadership skills.
Words can only scratch the surface of student life in our program. We’ve identified some of our all-stars to share their views in these engaging videos. Take a look!
Leanne Fredericks, bank treasurer
The online format was the perfect choice for a busy banker as it afforded her the opportunity to earn her MAC degree while continuing to build her career.
>> Watch Leanne's story
>> Hear Leanne's perspective on the online format
Brad Bertinot, U.S. army major
The flexibility and convenience of the online format, and the program's powerful recruiting engine, allowed a military leader to take on a new battlefield within the accounting profession.
>> Watch Brad's story
>> Hear Brad's perspective on the online classroom
Dominique Stephenson, MBA + MAC
With an MBA under her belt, and a banking career underway, Dominique wanted to go deeper. She found a new passion in accounting and added significant credential to an already impressive resume.
>> Watch Dominique's story
Jack Song, from China to Chapel Hill
This chemistry major offers sage advice for international students wishing to pursue their studies in the U.S. and science majors looking to leverage their deep skills in research and critical thinking.
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Anne Mendelsohn, from anthropology to accounting
Studying history and anthropology, as well as working for a non-profit, prepared Anne for the rigors of her accounting studies. The network she developed at UNC has prepared her for much more.
>> Watch Anne's story
Jay Patel, New York City expat
Born and raised, and later educated and employed, in New York City, Jay's journey to North Carolina was surprisingly intimidating, but what he found when he arrived was a new family here to support him.
>> Watch Jay's story
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