Vincenzo Polverino

Vincenzo Polverino

Undergraduate School: Bocconi University

Major: International Economics and Management

Hometown: Cagliari, Italy

Languages: Italian, English, and Spanish

Why did you choose this program? I decided to enroll in this program because I believe that McIntire School of Commerce, Lingnan University, and ESADE can provide me with plenty of opportunities. Since starting this program, I have become part of a stimulating international community composed of the best students from all over the world, each with diverse experiences and unique academic paths. Currently at UVA and in the future at Lingnan and ESADE, I will be in contact with prestigious international faculties that will be able to help me channel my ambitions with their expertise. The Global Strategic Management conjugates the technicality of research together with an interdisciplinary approach while keeping an international perspective and being able to actively influence economic outcomes with its studies. The program's relatively small size will allow me to have personal, constant interaction with the faculties. Furthermore, this program will help me improve my quantitative skills and later embark on a research program by giving me a solid understanding of the dynamics that affect today’s business sector while fostering international relations.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? Even though we're only at the beginning of this one-year program, from the very first moment I met the other students with whom I will live with during this new experience, we were immediately able to build a strong relationship of friendship and collective support. We are determined to help each other in case any of us experiences a problem, whether curricular or personal. We are motivated to learn from each other and fully integrate in the group, with its many different nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds. During undergrad, I studied at Bocconi University, which has a campus that is much smaller than UVA's campus. I enjoy the whole environment that differentiates UVA from many other universities. The history, students, and staff who work for McIntire and UVA make this University one of the most valuable, both in the country and in the world.

Fun Facts about Me: I know how to make real Italian food. I love soccer, and I am a Napoli supporter. I can't keep my shoes clean for more than one day.

Hobbies: Water polo, traveling, international relations, politics