UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Chau Mai

Chau Mai

Class:

MBA 2012

Raised in:

Southern California

"UNC Kenan-Flagler was a safe place, in which I could take risks, fail, and learn from those mistakes in order to succeed after graduation."

Internship

IBM, Marketing

Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (UCLA)
  • Previously worked in human resources at Amgen

Career Goals

  • Long-term: Be a people manager, which I suspect will be very challenging and extremely rewarding
  • Short-term: Master the ins and outs of a technical product and its go-to market strategy.
  • Increased responsibility in the high-tech marketing space.

Why I chose UNC Kenan-Flagler

  • The kinds of people it attracts
  • When it came down to my final choice for an MBA program, I knew I couldn’t find this culture anywhere else
  • Nearly everyone you meet is smart, humble, caring, and uniquely talented – and this extends to the staff, faculty, and alumni.
  • The class size (roughly 300 per year) is big enough where you get to meet amazing people, but small enough where it starts to feel like a family.
  • I wanted a strong marketing education and the chance to live on the east coast.

My experience of the MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler

“An unforgettable time in my life – I grew as much personally as I did professionally, taking on leadership roles and blazing my own path with the full support of our Dean, the career management center, and the wonderful professors here. UNC Kenan-Flagler was a safe place, in which I could take risks, fail, and learn from those mistakes in order to succeed after graduation.”

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Network

“The school has incredibly supportive alumni. They are very open to students contacting them, and their ties to the school remain strong. I intend to return to the west coast and continue the spirit of helping fellow Tar Heels in any way that I can.”

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