Minor in Entrepreneurship students arrive in Beijing, China

June 16, 2010

This week, twelve students from the Minor in Entrepreneurship and one student from the Kenan-Flagler Business School are getting settled in Beijing, China as they prepare to start internships at entrepreneurial companies across the city. 

The interns will be living at Capital Normal University in Beijing and will commute to their internship Monday through Thursday.  On Friday, the students will take Chinese language and culture classes. 

This unique and invaluable opportunity allows students in the Minor to learn the intricacies and challenges of running a business in Beijing, a hotbed of entrepreneurship and economic development.  The internship placements include businesses in IT services, public relations, healthcare, and corporate finance.

Two students in the group from the Minor in Entrepreneurship, Lauren Brown and Shivani Patel, were awarded the Phillips Ambassadors scholarship.  This prestigious award is one of the most generous scholarships for undergraduate study abroad at Carolina and combines a financial award, an academic course, and a gateway for the students to share their experience abroad with the Carolina community.

Matt Lee and Kyle Krasicky were awarded the CIBER Scholarship, which is part of the prestigious federal scholarship program housed in the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise at UNC.

The students completing the program are Ben Booker, Lauren Brown, Cramer Price, Shivani Patel, Matt Lee, Kyle Krasicky, Taylor Hoggard, Miranda Garrison, Katherine Forman, Will Etheridge, Dylan Donley, Christie Ciputra, and Jing Chen.


Check the “China blog” under the Internships tab and the "Beijing Program” under the Highlights tab for updates on the program throughout the summer.