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Career growth depends on your network

   January 6, 2017
At a certain point in your career, you develop your own philosophy and strategies for professional growth. Those who are lucky enough know the path they want to take right away, while others (the majority of us) are more likely to take longer to figure it out. My own strategy for career growth began to solidify about five years into my career. I was 25 years old at the time and I had just co-...

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Five career-growth tips for millennials

   December 12, 2016
Having spent 15 years in the workplace, I can relate to why many millennials are dispirited. It can be discouraging to be constantly decrypting age-old industry jargon, navigating through intricate layers of organizational hierarchy, fending off stereotypes about your generation and attempting to make sense of organizational politics. Some millennials have found, despite persistent late hours at...

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​How to succeed as a millennial woman in business

   October 14, 2016
I had the opportunity to attend the recent #NextGenCLT event and I was not disappointed. As a woman millennial finishing my dissertation and studying business, I was excited to hear the four female panelists discuss strategies for success and how to take advantage of opportunities for growth for millennial women in business. The discussion was multifaceted, thoughtful, and sparked future...

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Five honored at first Belk College Alumni Awards

   October 13, 2016
As part of UNC Charlotte’s Homecoming celebrations, the Belk College of Business honored five alumni and friends for their accomplishments, service and dedication to the college today during its first Alumni Awards.

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Leticia Foster is a marketing professional at Sealed Air and an MBA graduate of the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte featured in Faces of Belk College.

Alumna: What it means to be a millennial woman in business

   October 7, 2016
Millennials are a “hot” topic in today’s business world. Though the exact demographics have been debated, some define millennials as those born between 1980 and 2000. Within this 20-year span, I barely make the cut. Yet there is a part of me that is a part of every millennial. This unique generation has changed how and what we expect our voice to influence, how we interact with consumer brands,...

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MBA alumna shares 3 tips for women interested in STEM careers

   September 21, 2016
It has been a very interesting journey for me as a leader in the renewable energy industry. I love what I do for many reasons. First, I’m working in an exciting industry that is growing and developing. The growing support and acceptance of renewable energy within our community is very encouraging. Unlike with fossil fuels, there are several challenges of integrating these variable resources...

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UNC Charlotte pioneers first Doctorate in Business Administration in the Carolinas

   August 8, 2016
UNC Charlotte and the Belk College of Business will pioneer the first Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program in the Carolinas. Led by Professor and Addison H. and Gertrude C. Reese Endowed Chair Franz Kellermanns, the DBA program is a professional doctoral degree taught in an executive format. The Belk College program will enroll its first class in the fall of 2017 and will be...

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List of Fortune 100 Company CEOs Includes Two UNC Charlotte Alumni

   July 15, 2016
A June 2016 article by US News and World Report reveals, "The CEOs who run the top 100 companies in the nation, according to the 2016 Fortune 500 list, attended a variety of colleges" to build a strong academic foundation. Notably, UNC Charlotte is one of only eight U.S.

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Alumna: How volunteering can advance your career

   July 7, 2016
Last week, I was in good company as a panelist of the first #NextGenCLT event. The topic was community engagement, near and dear to my heart. Serving on boards and being involved in the community can help build a resume and network, make you a more rounded individual and help with skills that can advance your career. While community engagement is important to me, why should it be top of mind for...

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Dean Ott to young business leaders: Engage with your community

   June 15, 2016
As the dean of the business school in the fastest-growing university of the UNC system, I have the opportunity to meet inspirational and successful alumni every single day. In fact, because of our location in one of the most vibrant business cities in the country, UNC Charlotte has an impressive list of alumni who are business leaders and innovators, including many C-suite executives in Fortune...

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