Lindsay Chason’s family is chock full of University of North Carolina alumni, including her father, mother, grandmother and even her aunts and uncles. In addition, many of Chason’s colleagues and managers at Home Depot attended UNC, and they have been known to shout “Go Heels” when they see her wearing a UNC shirt at the gym. For Chason, this common bond translates into an inexplicable yet instant alliance. Because of the strength of UNC’s network, Chason’s heart was always set on attending UNC if she decided to pursue an MBA—which is exactly what she did in 2012.
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When it comes to the so-called “war for talent,” many companies remain focused on the potential of younger hires. However, in today’s economic landscape, organizations must make a shift to leverage the potential of the mature workforce in order to compete on both a domestic and international level.
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One of the many reasons why professionals pursue their MBA is to grow their personal network. A strong network plays a vital role in the development of one’s career growth. The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has an alumni network over 32,000 strong.
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