December 7, 2014 by admin
Movement of Youth mentor and UNC senior Tianna Barnes attended “The PhD Project” conference this past month. The PhD project is an informational network for African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans who are interested in pursuing business doctoral programs. The network is compromised of current doctoral students, faculty, and doctoral program directors who help provide access to information and resources about doctoral studies in the business area.
The conference took place from November 19th-21st in Chicago, IL.
Tianna says that as someone who is pursuing a doctorate degree directly out of undergrad, the conference gave her the experience of interacting with older, more experience students who either have an MBA or extensive work experience. She says she also had the opportunity to meet potential faculty members who she anticipates working with in the future.
In addition to The PhD Project conference, Tianna attended the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on November 22nd, where she presented her original research project entitled, “What Now? An Examination of the Development and Dissolution of Workplace Friendships.”
We congratulate Tianna on her multiple accomplishments and wish her the best of luck as she prepares for her post-graduate studies.