The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Political Science / Music, 2017
Having grown up in a small town outside of Raleigh and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for undergrad, I have discovered that the Triangle region has everything a college student could need. In terms of education, Duke, UNC, and NC State not only provide students in the Raleigh-Durham area some of the best academic resources, but also a great culture of academic and sporting rivalry. Durham also offers great social opportunities and night life and is one of my favorite places in North Carolina for food, featuring many delicious and unique local restaurants that really showcase the culture of the city.
I was interested in continuing my studies through a masters or PhD program, but with majors in music and political science, I felt that my job and graduate program prospects were limited. When I found out about the MMS: Duke Kunshan University program at Fuqua, I was instantly sold. The most important factor in my choice was the ability to travel and complete my business studies in China. During college, I studied the Chinese language and had always intended to work in or with the region. This program is helping me gain business skills and experience in the country I view as one of the most interesting and important economies in the world.