As a long-time dancer, when Kristen Muncan walked into University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts on a campus tour she knew she could call Richmond her second home. Now in her sophomore year, Muncan has also found her place at the Robins School of Business.

“Our tour guide was really helpful and provided multiple examples of what Richmond students went on to accomplish after graduation. I knew I would have a great future here,” she said. “After visiting campus for the first time I couldn't picture myself at any other school,” Muncan said.

In her freshman year Muncan was fortunate to take a first year seminar, Global Consumer Media with Professor Lascu, in which she realized she wanted to study business. “The class was very eye-opening to the different experiences I could have being in the business world. It’s not just about sitting behind a desk every day,” Muncan said.

Wanting to become more involved other than simply attending events and programs, Muncan applied and was offered a position to become the special events assistant with the Robins School of Business’ special events manager Andi Minor. As a marketing and finance student, Muncan is able to apply her classroom knowledge to advance the school she loves. “I have learned about all the different resources the school offers and am now even more encouraged to take advantage of everything I have at my fingertips,” she said.

As the special events assistant Muncan performs a variety of responsibilities including creating and posting digital flyers in Queally Hall, managing various logistics of the many events and programs hosted by the Robins School of Business and organizing mailing lists and budget reports, all while working with contacts throughout Richmond’s campus. “I am learning new things every day either from my work or from Andi about organization, time management and prioritization,” she said.

In her position, Muncan is one of the first to know of all upcoming opportunities available to students. “I attend as many events as possible. These programs are my favorite part of being a business student,” she said. “The Robins School of Business has been invaluable to me in providing the opportunities to improve my networking and professional skills outside the classroom. It is preparing me to be successful for those next steps in whatever I decide to do.”

Muncan is also the events director of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, where she is applying much of the experience she is gaining in the Robins School of Business. “I am able to bring new ideas to my organization and be more confident coordinating and marketing big events,” she said. Her most recent contribution to the chapter has been assisting in preparing for the organization’s annual philanthropy event called KATwalk, a fashion show which raises money for the organization Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA).

Muncan hopes to use her education to eventually return to her hometown of New York City and is currently applying the skills she learned at the Robins School of Business’ most recent event, Q-Camp, to help her secure a summer internship. For now she can be found in the classrooms, halls and offices of the Robins School of Business or on the Modlin stage doing what she loves.