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Full-Time MBA student panel discussion at Experience Weekend 2022

Inside UNC Kenan-Flagler: Diversity Weekend

November 12 & 13, 2022 | Chapel Hill, NC

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we believe that a diverse classroom leads to a stronger learning experience. We’re dedicated to ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the inclusive leadership skills required to recognize and manage bias in the workplace, lean into challenging conversations, and harness the power of diverse thought, experiences and perspectives.

This isn’t something we can do alone. That’s why we’re proud to invite prospective MBA students of marginalized communities to join us for Diversity Weekend in Chapel Hill. You’ll find a robust agenda designed to give you insight into our Full-Time MBA program and participate in important conversations about inclusion in business. You’ll also have the chance to network with current students over informal social events and engaging panel discussions.

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Registration closes November 3, 2022. Event is free to attend.

Maya Anderson With STAR Program Dominos Team At UNC Kenan-Flagler

"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.”

2022 Keynote Speaker: Lance Bennett

Lance Bennett smiles at the camera. His a black man with a short grey beard and glasses with clear frames. He is wearing a black suit with white shirt and striped pocket squareLance Bennett is an MBA Prep Coach for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT). He helps guide MBA ready people of color through the MBA admissions process. Prior to MLT, Lance was the Director of Diversity Admissions at the Kellogg School of Management and Associate Director of Admissions at the Wake Forest School of Business where he was responsible for diversity admissions.

Prior to his experience in higher education, Lance spent over 20-years at the former Wachovia Bank holding multiple leadership roles in Operations and Human Resources. Lance is a certified Diversity Practitioner and is the Founder and Managing Partner of L.E.B. Partners; a consulting firm helping organizations build more diverse, inclusive and equitable environments. He is known for his passion for helping others and his ability to build and foster relationships across a wide spectrum of identity groups.

 


2022 Event Agenda

Please note that the agenda is subject to change. We kindly ask that all visitors abide by our campus Health & Safety standards during Diversity Weekend.

Friday, November 11

Optional Pre-MBA Event: Carolina Women in Business Conference
Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in engaging discussions about how women can build meaningful relationships and set an example at any level while exploring ways to become better mentors and allies.
Leadership For Tomorrow is hosted by Carolina Women in Business for current Full-Time MBA students, prospective students, and local leaders. This is a separate event – please register if you're interested in attending. Beginning October 5, use code DIVERSITY to receive a discount on your General Admission ticket.

Saturday, November 12

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Address
Presenters: 
Saravanan Kesavan, Assistant Dean of Full-Time MBA program & Professor of Operations and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar

Keynote Speaker: Lance Bennett (he/him), MLT MBA Prep Coach & Founder of L.E.B. Partners
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Session Breakout

We're finalizing the sessions for this time slot! Attendees will be able to choose from two breakout sessions on topics such as:

  • Women in business
  • Global perspectives in business careers
  • Transitioning military experience to business school success
  • Representation of the LGBTQ community
  • Exploring identity in the context of race
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 pm. Lunch

You're invited for a complimentary lunch and networking opportunity with members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-Time MBA community.

2:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Session Breakouts

We're finalizing the sessions for this time slot! Attendees will be able to choose from breakout sessions on topics such as:

  • Women in business
  • Global perspectives in business careers
  • Transitioning military experience to business school success
  • Representation of the LGBTQ community
  • Exploring identity in the context of race
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Celebrating our Community: Exploring Personal Identity in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, & Culture

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. 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.
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Diversity Club Happy Hour

Enjoy a casual happy hour with hors d’ oeuvres and beverages alongside Diversity Club members. You’ll have an opportunity to mix and mingle with current MBA students to learn more about community and student involvement at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Sunday, November 13

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Application Workshop 
Get an inside look at the UNC Kenan-Flagler application process from members of our admissions staff. You'll hear tips on developing a stand-out application; from essay and interview tips to choosing the right recommenders. Bring your questions.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Optional Self-Guided Campus Tour
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Registration closes November 3, 2022. Event is free to attend.