University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Driven by my desire to see what I am capable of
Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria
Fun Fact About Yourself: I know way too much about what is happening in Elmo’s life on Sesame Street thanks to my 2-year old daughter!
Undergraduate School and Major: George Mason University, Government and International Politics.
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
KFSN-TV (Disney Owned and Operated), TV News Reporter
KOLO-TV (ABC Affiliated), TV News Reporter
KPIX-TV (CBS Owned and Operated), News Writer
News 14 Carolina (Time Warner Owned), Video Journalist/Producer
WRAL-TV, Documentary Researcher
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I am an Emmy Award winner. I won the award for my on-air reporting of a breaking news event that impacted people in Central California.
Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Ask tough questions. Reach out to current students and alumni to find out as much as possible about various schools. Their input can give you a more realistic perspective about whether a certain program is the right fit for you.
What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? Any top school will give you a world-class and rigorous education. However, I wanted to be a part of a program with a smaller class size where there’s a huge emphasis on leadership skills and easier access to professors. Tar Heels also excel at being collaborative and supporting one another, so it’s a great environment to learn and to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? I would love to master what we learn in the classroom in a way that I can easily apply those concepts to my summer internship and career moving forward.
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