UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Ellen Pennow

Ellen Pennow

Class:

MBA 2013

Raised in:

Green Bay, Wisconsin

"I had many reasons for choosing UNC Kenan-Flagler, but the biggest draw for me was the quality of the student body. When I visited campus as a prospective student, every UNC Kenan-Flagler representative I met was exceptionally friendly, intellectually curious, and motivated to make a difference on a large scale."

Internship

Summer Associate at McKinsey & Company in Charlotte, NC

Background

  • BBA in Management and Art History, University of Wisconsin, 2009
  • Previously worked in healthcare consulting for Huron Consulting Group, helping hospitals improve their financial operations

Career Goals

“I look forward to continuing my career in consulting and diversifying the client base that I serve. My ultimate goal is to help socially responsible companies and non-profits better serve their constituencies and operate as efficiently as possible.”

Why I chose UNC Kenan-Flagler

“I had many reasons for choosing UNC Kenan-Flagler, but the biggest draw for me was the quality of the student body. When I visited campus as a prospective student, every UNC Kenan-Flagler representative I met was exceptionally friendly, intellectually curious, and motivated to make a difference on a large scale. I felt energized in the company of such a high-caliber group of people, and I knew I wanted to become a part of it.”

My experience of the MBA program at UNC

  • Faculty engagement with students is much higher than I anticipated for such a well-respected research program. Professors routinely make themselves available outside of class and are regular fixtures at our social events!
  • The student population exceeded my already high expectations. I am continually inspired by my classmates, and they motivate me to push myself to achieve more than I thought was possible.
  • Chapel Hill is extremely friendly and livable, with all the amenities of a much larger city.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Network

“I think one of the most impressive facets of UNC Kenan-Flagler is the strength of its alumni network. Before I even became a student, I saw first-hand how passionate UNC Kenan-Flagler alums were about continuing to give back to the school and engaging with current and prospective students. I am confident that when I graduate from Kenan-Flagler, I will be joining a strong network of accomplished, passionate alumni that will continue to offer opportunities for networking, leadership, and growth.”

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