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MBA@UNC Graduate: Marc Calabrese

“MBA@UNC helped me see both sides of the coin,” says Marc Calabrese, a software engineer and research scientist at Lockheed Martin. “I learned to think, not only about the coolest technology and how to apply it, but also the business side of things. I started asking new questions — about strategy, finance and accounting — and learned how to better present my ideas.”

MBA@UNC Graduate: Scott Suttmeier

“MBA@UNC provided me with the flexibility I needed to prioritize my family and work, and still take care of my studies.” - Scott Suttmeier

MBA@UNC Graduate: Kristen Fanarakis

Kristen Fanarakis was ready to make a change. An aspiring writer with an interest in fashion, she built a career on Wall Street working in foreign exchange. After 12 years, she decided the time was right to leave the corporate world, write a book and figure out what came next. A big part of her master plan was to earn an MBA.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jim Omartian

Jim Omartian didn’t just learn from his professors, he decided to become one. When he started the program two years ago, he was the director of sales and marketing for a large, global supplier to industrial and commercial facilities in Ohio. Today, he’s preparing for a new chapter of learning at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jamie DeMaria

With a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, a master’s degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Florida State University, Jamie DeMaria brought to MBA@UNC an impressive scientific mind, but very little formal business training. 

MBA@UNC Graduate: Allen Baker

“I used my MBA@UNC experience to make a complete career change,” says Allen Baker. “I changed everything.”
A nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy, Baker earned his undergraduate degree from …