As a senior pursuing a career in graphic design and front-end web development, I can’t help but feel the pressure of the fast approaching “real world.”
Throughout my entire life, I have had a passion for visual arts and creative expression but have struggled to imagine how I might apply these skills to a corporate job or to conclude that I even want to work in a corporate environment. The idea of starting my own business has remained in the back of my mind, but I realized that I didn’t know the first thing about how a business works – let alone how I might launch my own business.
Earning an online certificate through UNC Business Essentials gave me a solid foundation in understanding the basics of business. The knowledge I gained from these courses helped me understand where my skills might fit in to the elements of a successful company. It sparked my interest in the numerous corporate opportunities and paths that are available to people with my academic background.
Since taking UNC Business Essentials, I feel that I will be able to make a more significant contribution to a company that hires me. Alternatively, the courses furthered my interest in starting my own business someday and have enhanced my confidence should I choose to do so.
While we all have different passions and career goals, knowing how a business works is essential to understanding where your skills fit in and how you can add value in a business environment.
To learn more about UNC Business Essentials, click here.
By Cori Dymond