UBE: Standing out from other job candidates

1As a liberal arts student, I decided to sign up for the UNC Business Essentials program because I had very little experience with business concepts in my courses at Carolina. With the flexibility to learn online at my own pace, I completed the six modules over my summer break while still double majoring as an undergraduate.

I expected the UNC Business Essentials program to introduce me to basic business fundamentals, but I didn’t realize how valuable my online business certificate from UNC Kenan-Flagler would be until I began searching and interviewing for full-time jobs.

With new skills in financial accounting, economics, finance, marketing, business operations and business communications, UNC Business Essentials helped me set myself apart from other candidates when applying for jobs. In nearly every interview I have had since earning my certificate, employers have shown genuine curiosity about the program and are impressed with all the resources, skills and vocabulary the modules have given me.

UNC Business Essentials equipped me with practical tools that I can bring into an interview and will make me a better employee in all kinds of workplaces. Now more confident in a business environment, I have found that an online business certificate from UNC Kenan-Flagler stands out on a resume and gives me a unique edge in competitive job searches.

With a well-designed curriculum that promises flexibility, UNC Business Essentials provides a convenient way for anyone to step into the business world, and I am excited to learn how quickly this program is already helping me stand out.

By Katie Yost 

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