Student Voices: Why Get an MBA Now?

(Editor's Note: Like last week's student contributor, Kristen Fanarakis, Ana-Laura Diaz is also a UNC Chapel Hill alum. After many different career paths taken and conquered, Ana-Laura shares with us why now was the right time for her to pursue an MBA.)

Student Voices: Returning to Chapel Hill

I have always wondered if the alumni of other universities refer to their campus and their time in college as “magical” as often as a UNC graduate.  Living in various cities far from Chapel Hill after graduation, I have heard few friends and colleagues wax poetic about their time at university the way a Tar Heel has a habit of doing.  What created the bond to the school and the town varies from person to person, but we all felt a connection and knew we were lucky to be a part of the Carolina family.

MBA Student Spotlight: James Pacala, Class of 2012

We're highlighting various members of our Kenan-Flagler community on this blog including students, alumni and faculty.  The following is a Q&A with Full-time MBA student James Pacala, Class of 2012.  James grew up in Great Falls, Virginia and studied engineering at Vanderbilt University.  Prior to Kenan-Flagler, he worked as a project engineer for a commercial construction company in Washington, D.C.  He is concentrating in Finance and Real Estate and serves as the MBASA (MBA Student Association) President.