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Real Humans of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Class of 2022

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Malcolm Chapman, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Class of 2022

Age: 25
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Pre-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 4 years, Medical Research

Why business school? Why now? 
As a future-MD and aspiring health system administrator, it was essential that I garnered the financial and strategic knowledge that guides the evolution of healthcare. An MBA will demonstrate that know-how and allow me to boost my leadership skills.

Why UNC Kenan-Flagler? What factors figured most prominently into your decision of where to attend?
UNC Kenan-Flagler has, in the past few years, been strengthening its healthcare concentration and relationship with UNC School of Medicine. The most prominent factor in my decision of where to attend was the opportunity to complete a simultaneous dual degree with a flexible course schedule.

What do you think is your most valuable or differentiating contribution to the Class of 2022?
My most valuable contribution to the Class is my passion for mentoring and its role in the active diversification of the healthcare industry.

Fun fact that didn’t get included on your application? 
I am an avid connoisseur of lemonade, cole slaw, and pizza; committed to trying new variations of each whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Post-MBA career interests? 
Physician Administrator in Healthcare

Advice to current prospective applicants:
–One thing you would absolutely do again as part of your application process?
Apply via The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management

–One thing you would change or do differently? 
I would thoroughly research campus recruiting and internship opportunities to outline my goals ahead of time.

–Part you would have skipped if you could—and what helped you get through it?
Taking the GRE; I got through the preparation and exam by framing it as my last encounter with such an exam.

What is your initial impression of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s students/culture/community?
The students are a great bunch who are looking to perpetuate the laid-back learning environment that is expected at Carolina. Improving diversity and inclusion is an ongoing mission for which the administration is attentive to student concerns. The sense of community is strong and it’s great to see that recruiting has created a heterogeneous class that continues to seek common ground in a time of great uncertainty.

One thing you have learned about UNC Kenan-Flagler that has surprised you? 
I was most surprised by the breadth of student support programs (i.e. Career & Leadership, Mentoring, Tutoring).

Thing you are most anxious about in your first year? 
Basic, quantitative business classes that I have limited exposure to as someone with a biomedical background.

Thing you are most excited about in your first year?
Getting to know my fellow classmates and creating a network to take forward into my career.

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