SBI AMBASSADORS

TEN WEEKS. ONE SUMMER. COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES.

We invite you to connect with one of our ambassadors below to understand their SBI experience. They are eager to speak about the program, what you can expect, why they decided to apply and enroll - and the return on their investment!

Nicholas Alviggi (Nick)

Nicholas Alviggi (Nick)
COE ‘23; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Computer Engineering
Minors: Business; Computer Science; Cybersecurity
nalviggi@villanova.edu

"SBI is such an amazing opportunity that opened so many doors for me that I would have never been exposed to otherwise. Albeit one summer of hard work, it leads to unlimited possibilities." 

Nick Barrone

Nick Barone
COE ‘23; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Chemical Engineering
Minors: Business, Honors, Biochemical Engineering
nbarone3@villanova.edu

"With a Chemical Engineering degree and a Business Minor, there now exists numerous possibilities regarding job fields in my future."

Emma Blaustein

Emma Blaustein
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Economics
Minors: Business; Political Science
eblauste@villanova.edu

"SBI provides liberal arts students with a great chance to expand on opportunities in the business world."

Mary "Bella" Brosie

Mary "Bella" Brosie 
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Communication
Minors: Business ; Statistics
mbrosie@villanova.edu

"SBI has taught me so much about myself and unveiled a skillset I didn't know I had. The most influential aspect for me was enhancing my professional development; I had the opportunity to develop my professional skills and hone my interviewing skills through mock interviews and networking events.”

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Julia Cervoni 
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Mathematics, Italian
Minors: Business 
jcervoni@villanova.edu

"SBI helped me realize the potential I didn't know I had, allowing me to utilize it in my current and future endeavors."

Kelly Coolican

Kelly Coolican
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Economics
Minors: Business 
kcoolica@villanova.edu

"In part due to my participation in SBI last summer, I stood out as a job applicant and landed a great internship with Pfizer this past summer." 

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Will Corkhill
CLAS '22; SBI '20

Major: Communication
Minors: Business, Spanish
wcorkhil@villanova.edu

“At first I was hesitant about participating in SBI, but upon completion of the program, building relationships with new people, sharpening my professional skills, and learning many basics of business, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.”

Matt Dellegrippo

Matt Dellegrippo
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Economics
Minor: Business
mdelle01@villanova.edu

"SBI has been instrumental in allowing me to become a more well-rounded student and individual. I have gained a lifelong toolset of business knowledge that I can utilize no matter where my career may lead."

Grace DeSorbo

Grace DeSorbo

CLAS ‘23; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Communication 
Minors: Business
gdesorbo@villanova.edu

"Nothing of value comes without hard work.  I certainly worked hard during my time in SBI, but the newfound confidence I have in my ability to compete in the business world was worth all the effort."

Alyssa Esposito

Alyssa Esposito
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Communication
Minors: Business, Marketing
aesposi8@villanova.edu

"SBI has given me knowledge necessary to begin navigating the business world. I have learned so much about myself, from building my personal brand to discovering my newfound interests in finance and marketing."

Adriana Frio

Adriana Frio
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Economics
Minors: Accounting, Communication, Business
afrio@villanova.edu

"After completing SBI, I never thought I would have found such a passion for studying business. Now I am able to continue learning about business as I pursue a minor in Accounting!”

Viktoria Kall

Viktoria Kall
CLAS '22; SBI '20

Major: Psychology
Minor: Business; Spanish
vkall@villanova.edu

"SBI was one of, if not the best, decision I have made for myself at Villanova. The doors it has opened, both within Villanova itself, as well as externally in my professional career, could not be achieved through any other means."

Sally Ketterrer

Sally Ketterer
CON ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Nursing
Minor: Business
sketter1@villanova.edu

"As a nursing major, many people questioned me as to why I worked towards my business minor, but it is a degree that opens numerous doors for any line of work. As an aspiring nurse practitioner, I can one day have my own family clinic, work in hospital management, or become a lead nurse for a particular team or floor."

Andrew Kline

Andrew Kline
COE ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Minors: Business, Sustainable Engineering, & Real Estate Development
                           akline@villanova.edu

"I am interested in pursuing some sort of entrepreneurship upon graduating, so I really wanted to get my best chance at succeeding by understanding areas related to running a business. I have identified my strengths and areas that I perform well in that will be utilized when I begin to operate my own engineering firm.”

Maggie Lalo

Maggie Lalo
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Business
mlalo@villanova.edu

"SBI allowed to explore the intersection between science and business and taught me professional skills that I would not learn in classes for my major."

Michael Moran

Michael Moran
COE ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Business
mmoran32@villanova.edu

"As an engineering major, SBI is a great opportunity to have a foot in the door when it comes to the business side of the engineering world."

Bridget Neumann

Bridget Neumann
COE ‘23; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Civil Engineering
Minors: Business
bneumann@villanova.edu

"SBI helped me gain a higher level of confidence in my knowledge of business and engineering. This experience gave me a new perspective on where my future career in engineering could take me."

Jane Ohlmuller

Jane Ohlmuller
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Undecided
Minor: Business
johlmull@villanova.edu

"Participating in SBI after my freshman year was one of the best decisions I could have made. It has increased my confidence as I enter the professional world, clarified my interests, and expanded my knowledge of business."

Abhishek Patel

Abhishek Patel
COE ‘23; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Chemical engineering 
Minors: Business, Mathematics
apatel77@villanova.edu

"SBI is definitely challenging, but if you are looking to gain some incredibly useful skills to complement your major, or just have a productive summer, doing SBI is definitely the right move!"

Grace Phillips

Grace Phillips
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Biology
Minors: Business, Political Science, Finance
gphilli4@villanova.edu

"As a biology major on the pre-medical track, taking on a business minor is not seen as traditional amongst those pursuing the same career path. Now, after completing the program, I have realized that I would like to focus more on the business aspect of the medical field. Without the SBI courses, I would have never found this passion within myself."

Ryan Puccino

Ryan Puccino
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Communication
Minors: Business; Marketing
rpuccino@villanova.edu

"Now interning with the Sales and Marketing team at Gateway Specialty Insurance, I am working alongside Business majors, using my unique perspective to contribute to the success of the company."

Carolyn Reilly

Carolyn Reilly 
CLAS ‘23; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Communication; Spanish 
Minors: Business
creill22@villanova.edu

"I think SBI can be of great value to anyone. There is no reason you should not be familiar with principles of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and the other disciplines we study. The concepts you become familiar with enable you to hold your own in professional conversations, which will help you be successful in your future. The knowledge I have gained has given me a sense of confidence in all my studies."

Sarah Slabe

Sarah Slabe
COE ‘23; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Minors: Business and Statistics
sslabe@villanova.edu

"SBI helped me find a career that includes my passions of engineering, data analytics, and business; it satisfied my drive to learn new things, and diversified my thinking in ways I could never have imagined."

Kelly Sodl

Kelly Sodl
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Undecided
Minors: Business, Finance
ksodl@villanova.edu

"SBI ignited my love for Finance. I would have never anticipated enjoying it, let alone pursuing a minor in it!"

Kaitlyn Stivers

Kaitlyn Stivers
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘19

Major: Organizational Communication
Minors: Business and Psychology
kstivers@villanova.edu

“Participating in SBI after my freshman year was the best decision I could’ve made. It opened me up to so many more opportunities and helped me clarify what my interests are.” 

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Economics
Minors: Business; Communication
rsulli24@villanova.edu

"SBI has opened so many doors, both personally and professionally, that I would never have had access to if I didn't trust my gut, and take the leap to apply for the program. I was granted access to the VSB Mentor program where I got to network with multiple professionals, one of which led to my internship this past summer working for Reckitt."

Abby Thompson

Abby Thompson
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Undeclared
Minor: Business
athomp38@villanova.edu

"Choosing to do SBI after my freshman year was one of the best decisions I made. I have the opportunity to explore endless possibilities offered at Villanova and gain business knowledge that I know will benefit me, no matter which career path I choose."

Lily Wiesnegger

Lily Wiesnegger
CLAS ‘22; SBI Summer ‘20

Major: Communication
Minors: Business, Spanish
lwiesneg@villanova.edu

"SBI helped me feel a lot more competent and prepared for the professional world. While my career choices may not align perfectly with the business world, SBI supplemented my education with valuable skills and broad knowledge."

Perry Wilson

Perry Wilson
CLAS ‘24; SBI Summer ‘21

Major: Communication
Minors: Business and Statistics
pwilso12@villanova.edu

"I'd like to start or co-host my own news/media company someday and SBI has put me in the best position to achieve this goal."

  

Trish Burdo
Associate Director, Business Minor Programs
The Clay Center at VSB - Bartley Hall 1054
Villanova School of Business | Villanova, PA  19085