For a long time, I was adamant about wanting nothing to do with the business world. I thought I could escape from ever having to deal with anything business related. Well, that was fairly naïve of me.
Luckily, I’m graduating with two degrees from an incredibly prestigious school – but then again, so are a lot of other students. I needed something that could set me apart from the competition when recruiters were looking at my resume and deciding whether or not to interview me.
I came across the UNC Business Essentials certificate program in an email I received and decided it was worth looking into – and was I ever right. This program taught me about everything from business finance to operations. There’s a lot of jargon that gets thrown around in the business world, and one of the most helpful parts of this course is that they take the time to decode everything for you. The program explains everything from what B2B (business to business) to net profit mean – terms I had heard before, but had no real meaning to me then.
Learning about the various foundation areas of business has made me more competitive in the workplace because I am able to join in professional conversations and understand what is being said. Honestly, being able to speak knowledgeably about business and business practices is the key that will open so many doors to help you move forward in your career, and Business Essentials gave me that opportunity with the certificate program.
By Allison Bonner
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