student experience


Gaining Focus: MBA@UNC Student Lauri De Cicco Repurposes Her Venture

When Lauri De Ciccio decided to enroll in MBA@UNC, she was struggling to generate interest in her new venture, Toddler Resource. Through online MBA entrepreneurship courses, De Ciccio gained the support and resources she needed to take her idea to the next level.

From Layoff to Dream Job: A MBA@UNC Student’s Journey Through Unemployment

George Yanez is from North Carolina and now works as an associate product manager at ReverbNation (a fast-growing tech startup that provides online tools to music industry professionals). Yanez earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and spent 11 years working as a hardware engineer. He completed the MBA@UNC program in December 2013.

The Lives of Leaders: After Class with MBA@UNC Graduate Candice Brown

MBA@UNC attracts a diverse group of busy professionals from across the country. One quality they all share is their deep commitment to professional and personal development. Candice Brown is a prime example of this development-minded spirit and was chosen as the October cohort's student commencement speaker. The MBA@UNC blog recently spoke with Brown about how the program has helped her grow professionally, where she completed some of her coursework (hint: it required a passport), and what she plans to do next.

Networking with Fellow Tar Heels as a MBA@UNC Student

One of the many reasons why professionals pursue their MBA is to grow their personal network. A strong network plays a vital role in the development of one’s career growth. The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has an alumni network over 32,000 strong.

Student Blog: Meaning Matters in the MBA@UNC Program

MBA@UNC student Mary Ryan discusses why hard work and meaningfulness matters while completing your degree.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Mike Orazi

“MBA@UNC provided me the chance to continue doing a job I enjoy — and gain the diverse business skill set I was looking for,” says Mike Orazi, a senior strategy analyst at Lockheed Martin.