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Alessandro Conca

Alessandro Conco

M.S. in Global Commerce & M.S. in Global Strategic Management with a Certificate in International Business, 2017

B.S. in Business Administration and Management, Bocconi University 2016

Now: Vodafone Group, Global HQ (Newbury, UK)

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program to expand my horizons in global business and the international environment from three world-class universities on three different continents. I wanted to have the opportunity to use three career networks and combine my career goals with my passion for traveling.

What surprised you about the program?

I was surprised by the college life and organizations at the University of Virginia. The University has so many services to offer, and I enjoyed being a student immensely.

What did you enjoy most about the program?

I enjoyed the great exposure and involvement with different cultures, businesses, academic systems and team projects.

Company visit to Toyota

The company visit at Toyota in Guangzhou, China, was the most memorable and unique. For the first time, I saw what "lean production" is and how managers organize the production line.

What was your favorite memory in each location?

Charlottesville: Working with the company Tranlin for the Doing Business in the U.S. course.

Guangzhou: The trip to Guilin was a great experience

Barcelona: Graduation!

Fun facts

I have traveled to 30 countries overall and lived in five different countries in the last year (China, Poland, Italy, Malaysia, and USA).