Black History Month and ABC: with Kya Carter | College of Business Administration


Black History Month: with BSBA student Kya Carter

In recognition of Black History Month, the UNO CBA recognizes Black faculty, students, alumni, and community members who are making an impact in Omaha and beyond.

We are proud to introduce Kya Carter, currently an undergraduate student in UNO CBA’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program. We checked in with Carter about her sources of motivation, where she finds joy, and her hopes for the future.

Can you tell us about your training?

I am currently majoring in business administration and plan to focus on marketing. I’m expected to graduate in 2025.”

What does being a business student mean to you?

In my opinion, being a business student is about broadening your horizons, learning how to be a good leader, and acquiring new skills that will serve you well in your future profession – and even as a person.”

Who or what inspires you?

My parents are the most important role models in my life. Besides instilling in me the values ​​of compassion and kindness, they also gave me a sense of inner strength.”

When do you feel like your voice is heard and respected?

When I’m with people I love, I feel like my voice is heard the most. They never made me feel like I didn’t belong or that I wasn’t good enough. Throughout my life I’ve never had a problem speaking my mind since that’s how I was raised, but there are times when I feel like I have to shout stronger than the others because of my skin color.”

What do you hope to accomplish during and after the rest of your college experience?

I aspire to one day run my own business. When I see a woman of color start her own business, I’m inspired and motivated to follow in her footsteps. There’s one thing I know for sure about my future: I want to leave a lasting impression and make a difference in the lives of others.”

Kya welcomes professional and academic development opportunities, or other conversations, to [email protected] or at (402) 350-3981.


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