Ghada Ternanni

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Finance Management Analyst, Bank of America
Have faith in yourself, because if you don’t believe in yourself, you cannot expect others to believe in you.

UNC Charlotte degree

B.S. in Business Administration (Finance major) - 2016

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Recently, I have been trying to actually work this out of my life due to the amount of sugar I have found I consume in a regular day, but until that time comes, anyone who knows me knows my favorite beverage order that I have had since my days at UNC Charlotte is a medium iced coffee, with skim milk and caramel swirl from Dunkin Donuts.  This gives just the right amount of energy as I get ready for the day ahead.


I absolutely love TED Talks, so I greatly encourage any one of them but my favorite is Amy Cuddy’s, “Your body language may shape who you are.”  This is a talk I watch before any interview or public speaking engagement; sometimes even before a social event if I know is going to be attended by notable people and I want to my sure my first impression is a positive, lasting one.  Also, it repeats that notion that you can truly become anything you want to become.  There is so much in this video; I encourage everyone to watch it.

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You owe it to yourself to pursue opportunities.  Easy enough, right?  In our minds, it may not always be that simple. Think about it a step further: pursue opportunities regardless of whether or not you are qualified for those particular opportunities at the times you seek them out.

You have probably heard the statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.  You are oppressing yourself and your career by not taking leaps of faith.  Have faith in yourself, because if you don’t believe in yourself, you cannot expect others to believe in you.

I can easily think of several instances in my life where I knew my competition had an edge on me, but I made it a habit to remind myself of the particular aspects about me that they did not have.  Because of that, I was able to succeed. 

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This alumna is also available for career conversations on the Belk College Alumni Advisor Network.