This Time, That Year

Monday, January 25, 2016 | Swetha Vasu

Every tryst with experience sculpts your attitude towards perfection. I have always believed in filling my life with such experiences that I would live to cherish. With vivid memories, I remember the same time last year, when I was led into the experience called the “internship search.” With a technology consulting background, I was looking to move into more challenging roles- tilted towards strategy. I also felt an inkling for global strategy and had the desire to look for roles that provided that scope. It was at that time that I stumbled upon the ‘Kenan Institute Asia’ opportunity in a Net Impact Club mailer. More

Kenan Institute in 2016: Academics in Action!

Friday, January 8, 2016 | Cindy Tsai

As the new director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Greg Brown is hitting the ground running. Having taught at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School for over 15 years, Brown already has a firsthand perspective of the quality research and academics that define UNC Chapel Hill. Now, as director of the Kenan Institute, he can shine a light on the opportunities for students and faculty to put “academics into action.” More

Food for Thought Series: Learning Through Faculty Research

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | Cindy Tsai

As part of the Kenan Institute’s Food for Thought series, students and staff have the opportunity to hear from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professors regarding their research. This month, Professor Camelia Kuhnen presented her research around the effects of ecoadversity on decision making. More

Food for Thought Series: Conducting Research Through Student Experience

Monday, November 30, 2015 | Cindy Tsai

This fall, the Kenan Institute continued its Food for Thought series, which covered a variety of topics including the investment market, the workplace, and the environment for businesses. One student-led project and presentation, Kenan Entrepreneurial Investments Market (KEIMA), resulted in both new research and an immersive experience for second-year MBAs. More

Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Celebrates 30 Years

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Kristen Chung

Board members, friends from sister institutions, and students all gathered on October 22 to celebrate the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise’s 30th anniversary. The event celebrated the work done by students and faculty throughout the Institute’s history. More

Encore Entrepreneur

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Patrick Rodriguez

UNC – Chapel Hill recently hosted a free “Encore Entrepreneur” event for older Americans (fifty-plus) who want to start or expand a small business. Many of the fifty-plus, aspiring entrepreneurs who attended are shunning traditional retirement in favor of starting or expanding a small business after their first career or later years. More

Helping Flanders Solutions Increase their Overall Efficiency

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Ferdinand Rouse

This summer I had the opportunity to work with Flanders Solutions and help them implement a software program known as MP2. I was not only able to complete this for the organization, but I was also able to help create standard operating procedures for use of the equipment. These things together will help increase efficiency within the plant and reduce errors and potential product defects. More

Princeville: A Customer Profile

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Kelvironta Harvey

This summer my project consisted of creating a customer profile for the town of Princeville, NC. This town has significant historical value, as it was the first town incorporated by freed African Americans slaves in the United States. More

Working on projects in Tarboro, NC

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Patrick Minor

This summer I worked on two projects in Tarboro, NC: developing Shiloh Landing as an historical and environmental site and the 2015 Teen Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. More

Working with Footprints in the Garden

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Jessica Parrish

This summer, as a KIEDA, I had the pleasure of working with Footprints in the Garden, a farm located in Wayne County North Carolina. Carrie Martin and her family have over 300 acres. Carrie approached NCGrowth to research new streams of income and to improve current projects (website, safety plan, and equipment) through marketing materials, grant research, and financial information. More