We place strong importance on maintaining a program that’s inclusive of students from a wide range of backgrounds. The unique perspectives that our students bring into the classroom invite curiosity and open opportunities to enrich the overall learning experience.
The MAC Mentorship Program is an opportunity for all UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students to develop essential leadership skills while learning about the accounting and finance industries and gaining exposure to the business world. In partnership with program sponsor EY, the program host a series of workshops and events throughout the spring providing students access to mentorship opportunities and industry professionals. MAC Mentorship sessions have included:
MAC Mentees will learn about MAC 777, a guided undergraduate research course, which is specifically designed and open to students that are in the MAC Mentorship Program. The fall course is taught by program director and MAC professor Tamara Barringer. MAC 777 helps students use the skills they built in MAC Mentorship while working in teams and coached by professionals from EY on a capstone case competition.
The MAC Mentorship Program aims to foster an inclusive and supportive learning experience. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to join. Underrepresented students include those who identify as African American/ Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), and/or Native American/Alaskan Native. First-generation college students and those who have experienced socioeconomic hardship are also strongly encouraged to apply.
The Accounting Mentorship Program, or AMP, is a remarkable opportunity for rising second- and third-year students from any non-UNC undergraduate institution to receive 1:1 personal mentorship that provides insights into the accounting profession, and preparation for a successful career in business. Delivered by Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) accountants and the UNC Master of Accounting team, the AMP experience aims to build industry knowledge while helping mentees develop personal and professional skills that will prepare them for graduate school, and the business world. As part of AMP mentees:
At the close of the AMP, mentees also will receive a professional development stipend established to support with professional development, academic, or graduate school prep related needs. Additionally, AMP mentees interested in the UNC MAC Program receive added support throughout the application process including an application fee waiver and priority fellowship consideration!
We’ll be hosting an AMP information session/Q&A on April 29, 2021 from 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom. Hear more about the program while connecting with members of the UNC MAC and DHG teams, and learning insights about the AMP experience from former mentees.
The MAC Program actively seeks to support applicants and students facing financial limitations and offers ways to help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with applying. Through partnerships, the program also provides candidates from historically underrepresented groups access and support with both preparation and moving forward in the application process.
These programs are specifically designed for applicants from historically underrepresented populations, including African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latino(a), and Native Americans/Alaskan Natives. Consideration is also given to U.S. active-duty and military veterans, first generation college students, and Pell grant recipients.
All applications will be reviewed by our Admissions team. Awards are limited. Applicants that are selected will be contacted regarding next steps.
The MAC program actively supports Kenan-Flagler Cares, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s signature community service initiative. This initiative focuses its support on charities that, in turn, support children’s health. As part of the Kenan-Flagler Cares initiative, the MAC program holds food drives for, and donates time to, TABLE, a local organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children living in Chapel Hill. Community leadership is one of the core values of the University is woven into the fabric of UNC Kenan-Flagler and the MAC program.