Tiffany Hunter is one of UNO CBA’s “celebrities.” She’s a talented senior pursuing her BSBA in Real Estate and Land Use Economics, and her achievements in the UNO Honors program are propelling her towards graduation this May 2019.
In the first feature article on Hunter, UNO spoke to her about the many accomplishments she has to her name while at CBA. She’s the first UNO student to earn a national scholarship from the Commercial Real Estate Women Network Foundation, and she’s earned an internship in Union Pacific’s real estate division, among other achievements.
Her story is inspiring and fulfilling. It’s one that most students starting out in college aspire to. Perhaps most important to recognize about her story is that Hunter has certainly earned her place in the array of top UNO CBA students improving themselves and the Omaha community. To reach Hunter’s level of performance, students must work hard and bring passion to what they’re learning, just as she has.
To gain better insight into how Hunter has reached her goals and already started to improve her city, we got in touch with her again. This time, we spoke to her about her experience at UNO and how she’s leveraged it into the opportunities she enjoys today:
What is your educational background at UNO?
TH: “I’m a senior pursuing a BSBA with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use Economics. I’m also in the UNO Honors program. I plan to graduate this spring, May 2019.”
Why did you choose to attend UNO CBA?
TH: “I chose to attend UNO because the university has a reputation of molding students into incredible individuals. Omaha is home to thousands of UNO alumni who are doing amazing things inside and outside of the city. The university embodies the values and culture of Omaha.”
Did you have a favorite class at UNO CBA?
TH: “I have taken several classes at UNO that I’ve enjoyed. I would have to say my favorite class is Real Estate Principles and Practices.”
Why was it your favorite?
TH: “I had no intention of studying real estate before taking the class. The course was intriguing because it introduced me to the entire real estate ecosystem that I didn’t know existed.”
How has attending UNO CBA helped you to achieve your personal and professional goals?
TH: “What I value most about attending UNO CBA is the genuine interest the college takes in the well-being of each and every student. CBA does an incredible job at bridging the gap between students and the business community.”
You mention that UNO CBA bridges the gap for students. Has UNO CBA done that for you?
TH: “Yes! Personally, I have had some amazing instructors who have helped me get scholarships, internships, and full-time job opportunities. While attending CBA, I’ve also had a very dynamic learning experience inside and outside of the classroom.”
What would you say has been the top highlight of your CBA experience?
TH: “I’ve had two top highlights. First, becoming the first student from UNO to be awarded a national scholarship from the Commercial Real Estate Women Network Foundation (CREW). Second, standing beside Dean Louis Pol and David Beberwyk, Director of Outreach and Education for the Real Estate center, as I was awarded the Scholarship for Excellence in Commercial Real Estate at the annual CRE Summit.”
If you could tell anyone something about UNO CBA, what would you say?
TH: “I would tell them that UNO CBA is a place where they won’t be overlooked, where they will be valued, where they will receive a great education, and where they will be introduced to ample opportunities.”
Finally, if you could give a message to any prospective students interested in coming to UNO CBA, what would you tell them?
TH: “Don’t waste your money on other business schools. Attend UNO CBA. You won’t regret it.”