When I finished my undergraduate degree, I chose to pursue my dream as a professional ballroom dancer. It’s something I’m proud to have done, but I knew I wanted a career that required me to use my mind and challenge me in a different way.
I went from sharp choreography in the ballroom to working at MIT. I knew nothing about the world of business or technology, but I did know I was eager to learn. I watched coaches handle ambiguous business problems with ease. They showcased their expertise bringing together international teams around a set of common goals and values.
I wanted to be like them, and so many were former consultants. I sought advice from my coworkers, supervisor, and mentors, and chose to take the first step towards becoming a consultant – pursuing an MBA.
UNC Kenan-Flagler was recommended to me by a trusted vice president at MIT. I quickly learned about the school’s reputation for being a place of collaboration and community where MBA candidates are encouraged to try something new.
At UNC Kenan-Flagler, there’s no emphasis on competition in the classroom. We’re all driven to succeed, but not at the expense of members of our cohort.
I was thrilled to be accepted to the Full-Time MBA program, but even more excited about receiving an offer to join the Vetter Dean’s Fellows Program. As I was making my final enrollment decision, this prestigious program made me excited to commit to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Making a difference and giving back
The Vetter Dean’s Fellows Program gives the top MBA candidates at UNC Kenan-Flagler an opportunity to network in additional ways throughout the program, but more importantly, to give back to the School that’s dedicated to our success and those who’ll come after us.