UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Class:

MBA 2010

Born in:

Boston, Mass.

Raised in:

Chapel Hill, NC

"As part of the Premier Fellows Program, I have access to networking, recruiting, and leadership activities that have opened many doors for me."

Background

  • BA, economics with a minor in computer science, Wellesley College, 2004
  • Worked at an economic consulting firm, Bates White, for four years in Washington, D.C.

Career goals

To pursue a general management role with a company in the health care industry. My goal is a career that will allow me to work collaboratively across a number of functions while making a difference in people's health and lives.

Why I chose UNC

  • Culture fit
  • Small class size and individualized attention
  • Leadership program
  • Falls Prize

Student life

I am the General Management Club's Career Trek First-Year Liaison; that means that I get to work with other students, the Career Management Center (CMC), and alumni to coordinate company visits in different cities. This position is a great way to get to know other people and to network with company contacts. I am also a member of the Marketing Club and Healthcare Industry Club. These clubs have been great resources for me as a career-switcher, as well as Carolina Women in Business and the Students Ambassador Council.

My experience of the MBA program at UNC

  • Receiving The Falls Prize, a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend, lets me pursue my passions without financial constraints. For example, I will be able to build my global business experience through study in India on a Global Immersion Elective. As part of the Premier Fellows Program, I have access to networking, recruiting, and leadership activities that have opened many doors for me.
  • Faculty and staff have made themselves very available and have been very responsive to any questions or concerns that I have had. They also know my name and who I am in a school of almost 600 MBA students. That individual attention has had an impact on me and demonstrates the cohesive community of Kenan-Flagler.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler network

Second-year students have been very active with the CMC. They help first-year students through workshops and one-on-one meetings that build our industry knowledge and prepare us for recruiting. They have also been invaluable in sharing information with us about companies where they interned or where they were employed prior to business school. The way in which they volunteer their time demonstrates the collaborative environment where students are eager to help each other succeed.

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