Spark...What is it?

Here’s a quaint video that reveals the big mystery

THE “WHY”

Our mission for improving the business program

Success in business school is not only about the job you get or your grades.

Success is a deep sense of purpose, impact and connection to yourself and others.

Turning negatives to positives

We have identified three major forces that are negatively impacting the B-School.

We’re responding by re-thinking our culture and taking action through Spark.

01

Singularity

Combatting Imposter Syndrome: A belief that there is only one model of success here.

02

Dynamic

We define success in many ways. We value your strengths, identities & passions and we want you to become an entrepreneur of your own life.

03

Isolation

Loneliness, anxiety and a lack of connection are a new normal on college campuses, including at UNC.

04

High-touch

Transformation can only happen through interactions. Building a connected community of peers, mentors, faculty and staff build engagement, focus and quite simply, joy.

05

Ancient

The world is changing at an exponentially faster pace than ever before but most business schools still operate with 20th century models and principles.

06

Leaps of Faith

We encourage an experimental mindset. We see the future as thrilling and hope to train you to be nimble, adaptable thought leaders who operate with deep character.

Our Guiding
Principles

The six principles we practice and strive to embody.

01

Be curious.

02

Be purpose-ful.

03

Be humble.

04

Be true.

05

Be kind.

06

Be agile.

Who’s involved in Spark?

First & foremost, Spark is for Kenan-Flagler students.

43%

Female Students

20%

Minorities

29

Student Athletes

12%

First Generation College Students

Where is it?

Shocker: Spark will be
completely virtual this year.
See the seminar options below.

When is it?

December

26 27 29
10 AM
Coffee Chats with the UBP
Healthcare
Marketing
Corporate Finance
11 AM
Open Site - test
Sustainability
TED Talk*
Operations*
TED Talk*
Non-profit/Public Sector
Technology
12 PM
Cohort Introduction
Inspire Session
Real Estate
Lunch Break
Grad. School & Research
Lunch Break
1 PM
Escape Rooms
What is a cohort?
Meet Ups
Consulting
Club / Experiential Learning Expo
2 PM
Day 1 Prizes
Sports / Entertainment
Accounting
Ask an Ambassador
3 PM
Stretch Yoga
TED Talk*
General Mgmt. / H.R.
Closing Session
Day 3 Prizes
4 PM
Entrepreneurship
Investment Banking
5 PM

October 26th, 27th, & 29th

Spark Calendar

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Club / Experiential Learning Expo

Thursday, December 3 1:15 — 2:30 pm

This will be a round robin of student run clubs and activities that have been made available to incoming freshman.

Sorry! Please answer each question before proceeding.