Kiyomi Hamilton is an experienced manager and consultant who lives with her husband and two children in Chicago. She decided to pursue her MBA to expand her professional expertise and position herself to take the next step in her career. This is her story.
Parenting While Pursuing an Elite MBA
With two sons, 17 and 6 years old, as well as a husband who is also back in school, Kiyomi has worked to balance a full-time job, her education and some demanding family commitments. Adjusting to such a heavy workload was a challenge for her, but she has been able to sharpen her time-management and organization skills along with her business and leadership abilities.
Throughout her time in the program, Kiyomi has leaned on the support of the UNC community. She is committed to setting an example for her sons while creating a better life for them and her family.
Finding the Right MBA Program
As a sales operations manager who was already overseeing 15 employees, Kiyomi was not only looking for leadership development but was also seeking to absorb diverse perspectives in order to build the skills to pursue new opportunities.
At first, Kyomi was skeptical that an online program was the right choice for her.
After starting the program, she found the online tools particularly helpful both in their flexibility and their ability to expand the learning experience beyond traditional on-campus parameters.
Making It All Work
Like many MBA@UNC students, Kyomi is juggling motherhood, a full-time career and her business education. She is not only showing her children what leadership looks like, but building a better future for herself and her family.
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