Cristina Fitzsimmons graduated valedictorian from MBA@UNC—and she is proof that one can successfully juggle school, work and family while pursuing a degree.
The leadership initiative, which is offered in every University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler MBA program, gives students a valuable opportunity to gain strategic leadership skills through practice, feedback and coaching.
Offered four times per year, MBA@UNC immersions are unique opportunities for students to meet in some of the business world’s most important cities, confer with top professors and industry leaders, and collaborate with their fellow students to apply what they have learned to real-life challenges. On day three of the New York Global Immersion, finance track students will spend their closing sessions considering the impact and implications of ethics in financial services with UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Stephen Arbogast and learning from the invaluable career experience of Sallie Krawcheck, founder of Ellevate (formerly 85 Broads). The media track’s closing sessions will examine modern media marketing from every angle, including a practitioner panel with marketing specialists from A&E Networks and American Express OPEN. Join us as we blog live from the final day in New York City.
This weekend, 323 MBA@UNC students have assembled in New York City to participate in one of four immersion weekends offered each year. For media track students, day two will focus on recent macro-level shifts in various sectors of the media industry, including a moderated discussion on the evolution of sports entertainment featuring John Kosner of ESPN and Vishal Shah of NFL. Finance track students will spend today delving deeply into topics on investment, featuring discussions on private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital with business leaders like Jeff Glueck of Matrix Partners and Rob Cohen of 2U.
Four times each year, MBA@UNC students gather in cities around the world for three days to connect and collaborate with classmates, top UNC faculty, and renowned business leaders. With over 323 student participants, this event in New York City is our largest immersion to date. Our students have the option to focus on one of two important industries: finance and media.
Today, millions of professionals in virtually all industries use specialized social networking platforms such as LinkedIn to not only manage their careers, but also build upon their real-life networks and establish connections with other like-minded professionals. However, the difference between maintaining a lackluster LinkedIn profile and an active social media presence that can open doors for you is critical, and without a strategic approach to networking on LinkedIn, you could be missing out on remarkable career opportunities.