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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Offered four times a year, the MBA@UNC Global Immersions are exciting opportunities for students to convene in some of the world’s most captivating cities to learn new business frameworks, gain on-the-ground perspectives and collaborate with classmates to put what they learn into practice.
When asked what he advice he would give a new MBA@UNC student, recent graduate D’Andre Payne said, “Go to as many Global Immersions as you possibly can. Having the opportunity to go somewhere, learn something and meet your fellow classmates and cohorts face-to-face — that’s something you can’t get from any other program.”
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