Ben Shackelford

Operations & Supply Chain Management
Bear, Delaware
Instagram: @niner_ben

Why UNC Charlotte?

I chose UNC Charlotte because it has everything! From Division One athletics to a small community feel. UNC Charlotte has countless opportunities for students to thrive both academically and socially.  

Describe a favorite activity or organization and why you like it.

It’s hard to pick, but one of my favorite activities is Gold Rush! Gold Rush kicks off the academic year with tons of events during the first week of classes. Some of my favorite events to attend during Gold Rush have been the Glow Rage Paint Party, the Silent Disco, Rec Fest, and the Student Org Fair, where over 400 organizations on campus table and encourage students to join their club! You’ll get to meet a bunch of new friends and find your niche on campus! 

Describe a favorite class and why you like it. 

My favorite class so far was an Honors course I took called City as Text: International Edition. This course was such an eye-opening opportunity to conduct a research project of personal interest and see a new part of the world. As a class, we took a week-long trip to Budapest and Vienna, where we were immersed in new experiences and got to explore popular attractions as well as off-the-beaten-path places.