Seizing Opportunities: Spotlight on Chelsea Gardner ’15

Chelsea Gardner, Park Scholarship Class of 2015, was recently spotlighted by UNC Kenan-Flagler News & Stories.

Chelsea graduated from NC State with a major in Communications with a Public Relations concentration. She then went on to receive her MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School and was a part of the Consortium Graduate Study of Management. Chelsea now works for Tom’s of Maine, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive. She also teaches yoga at her local YMCA.

Gardner’s advice to MBA applicants with similar ambitions is to seize opportunities, even if they contradict the plan you made for yourself.

‘Don’t just say no because it’s not in your three, five, 10-year plan,’ she says.”