"During Diversity Day, I fell in love with the beautiful campus, and Chapel Hill was the community I was looking for. UNC Kenan-Flagler is collaborative, and everyone here genuinely wanted to help me achieve my aims.”
|7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Diversity Week Kickoff
Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment
Doug Shackelford, Dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
|7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Keynote Address: The Private Sector as an Agent of Social Change
Ryan Fleer (MBA '22), Pride Club
TJ Scott (MBA '22), Pride Club
Keynote Speaker: Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director of Global Equality Initiatives, Out Leadership
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Living and Learning in the U.S.
Patricia Collins, Associate Director of Global Programs
Tim Flood, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication
Jyostna Kamat (MBA '23)
Paula Manuel (MBA '23)
Iza Noor (MBA '23)
Kolade Ogunsola (MBA '23)
Sanjit Vallabhaneni (MBA '23)
Arthur Wungkana (MBA '23)
The International Student Support Team is a dedicated group of UNC Kenan-Flagler staff who are here to help international students from application to enrollment and beyond. Tim and Patricia will discuss the resources available to international students, including career guidance, academic planning, immigration, and more. Bring your questions! Tim, Patricia, and a panel of current international students are ready to answer them.
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Mini Session: Navigating Graduate School as a First-Generation College Student
Joseph Alp (MBA '23)
TJ Scott (MBA '22)
Pursuing an MBA is an exciting step for your career, but can bring many questions. Hear from first-generation MBA students about their experience, why they chose an MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler, and what to expect as a Full-Time MBA student. There will be an opportunity for you to have your questions answered – ask us anything!
|12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Mini Session: Beyond the Carolina Family
Emily Holloway, Director of Activities, Kenan Connection
Emily McMillin, Director of Internal Communications, Kenan Connection
When you join the Carolina family as an MBA student, we're also welcoming your partners, spouses, and supporters. Hear from Emily McMillin, Director of Internal Communications, and Emily Holloway, Director of Activities, for Kenan Connection, to learn about this supportive organization for the partners and supporters of Full-Time MBA students. You are encouraged to invite your partner, spouse, or supporters to attend this session with you.
|7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Celebrating our Community: Exploring Personal Identity in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Moderator: Jill Toner (MBA '22), MBA Student Association
Alexandra Alfonzo (MBA '22), Latin American Business Association
Marc Prieto (MBA ‘22), International Business Association
Rose Telus (MBA ‘22), Black Business Student Association
Carol Zhang (MBA '22), Asian Business Club
The MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler reflects a rich, diverse community of students from across the U.S. and the world. During this interactive session, you will hear from student members of UNC Kenan-Flagler diversity clubs. These students will explore their personal identities in the context of race, ethnicity, and culture and how they have cultivated a community within the larger MBA community.
|8:00 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.||Transition from Zoom to Gatherly Platform|
|8:05 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||MBA Student Diversity Clubs Networking Happy Hour
Asian Business Club - Carol Zhang (MBA ‘22)
Black Business Student Association - Kelsie Carter (MBA ‘22)
Carolina Disability Alliance - Claire Barnett (MBA ‘23)
Carolina Women in Business - Gabriella Ferrari (MBA ‘23), Pranathi Mekala (MBA ‘23), and Smriti Ohri (MBA ‘23
International Business Association - Jyotika Keswani (MBA ‘22)
Latin American Business Association - Alexandra Alfonso (MBA ‘22) and Kevin Ortiz (MBA ‘23)
Pride Club - Bryant Adams (MBA ‘23), Carson Moss (MBA ‘23), and Yoona Shin (MBA ‘23)
Veterans Association - Brady Powell (MBA ‘22)
The MBA Student Association (MBASA) is comprised of over 40 active student-led organizations where students build community and connect over shared interests from career paths to sports and hobbies. Join us at the Diversity Clubs Networking Happy Hour to learn more about these organizations and meet current students.
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||International Student Employment
Chad Collins, Associate Director of Career and Leadership for MBA and Alumni
Jarrett Early, Associate Director of Employer Engagement & Recruiting
Ever wondered how the internship search and recruiting process differs as an international student? Join staff as they explore considerations for international students seeking internships and full-time employment after graduation.
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Moderator: Sandra Chandler, Associate Director of Employer Engagement & Recruiting
Jackson Gillespie – Brand Director OLAY Innovation, Procter & Gamble
Sheela Lal – US Diversity Program Officer, TCS
Raphael Richard – Emerging Talent and Campus Channel Manager, Cisco
Kelly Whelan – Investment Banking Associate, Morgan Stanley
Join us for a critical conversation with a panel of Corporate Partners who will share how their companies approach recruiting diverse talent, celebrating diversity in the workplace, and fostering an inclusive climate for employees.
|7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||MBA Diversity Conferences
Moderator: Linda Vo, Associate Director of Career and Leadership
Angelica Mae Cabunoc (MBA ‘23)
Christine Pham (MBA ‘23)
Ana Rodriguez (MBA ‘23)
Did you know your MBA journey can begin before you start classes? In this session, you will learn about Forté Foundation, Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), The Consortium, MBA Veterans, National Black MBA Conference, PROSPANICA, and how our Career and Leadership staff prepare MBA students to attend summer and fall conferences hosted by these organizations.
|11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Mini Session: Transitioning Military Experience to Business School Success
Moderator:Karsen Spain, Veterans Affairs Specialist
Samuel Adams (MBA '22), U.S. Army Veteran, Veterans Association
Jared Anongos (MBA '22), U.S. Navy Veteran, Veterans Association
Michelle Kimbrough (MBA ‘19), U.S. Army Veteran, Senior Product Manager, Dell
Paul Rothfeld (MBA ‘21), U.S. Army Reserves Veteran, Investment Banker, Goldman Sachs
We are proud of our military veterans and service members in the MBA program. Hear from current students as they share insight on their transition to the MBA program, including finding community and utilizing resources, and how their military experience prepared them for success in and out of the classroom.
|11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.||Mini Session: The Power of Accessibility
Presenter: Kathryn “Katie” Sorensen, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
One of the many great resources at UNC-Chapel Hill is the Accessibility Resources & Service office that assists students with disabilities and medical conditions. You will have the chance to learn more about the resources and services available to Full-Time MBA students throughout your time in the program.
|9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||Admissions Myth Busters
Lica Hertz, Assistant Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment
Rickita Worrell, Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment
Does the admissions committee have a preference of GMAT or GRE? Does it matter if I come from a non-business background? Do they really read my essays? Join Admissions staff members as we bust common myths about the MBA application process and share advice for preparing your best application.
|9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Building an MBA Class: Mock Admissions Committee
Presenter: Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment
In this interactive session, you will have an opportunity to take a seat at the Admissions Committee table and help build a class of MBA students. Here is your chance to learn firsthand the factors we consider in our admissions process and see what it is like to evaluate candidates for admission.
|10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Closing Remarks
Presenter: Sarah Perez, Managing Director of MBA programs