Domenico Cricchio (SBI 2012, Villanova 2014), is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Italian.
What have you been up to since graduating from SBI?
Since I graduated SBI, I spent my entire junior year studying abroad in Italy. I spent the fall in Milan, where I took a marketing/management course at the Universita’ Bocconi, as well as a political economy course at the Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. In the spring I went to Rome, where in addition to my classes, I had an internship in the Chamber of Deputies of Italian Parliament. I also help run my family’s biannual tours to the Amalfi Coast, and this past fall I completed my senior thesis for political science.
How do you plan to use your business education in the future?
My family has an Italian Restaurant in Baltimore’s Little Italy, so when I finish my education I will look to take on a more central role in its operation. SBI helped prepare me for this reality, and I will use what I have learned to take our business further, becoming not only a successful businessman, but also a community leader and humanitarian for the city of Baltimore.
What was the most challenging part of SBI for you, and how did you overcome that challenge?
Without a doubt, the most challenging part of SBI for me was FMR (Financial Management and Reporting). It was particularly frustrating because I understood everything when it was explained to me in class, but when it came for the exams, I was completely lost and did not do well. To overcome this obstacle, I relied on my classmates who understood the material better than I did and working together, we were able to help each other pull through this difficult class.
What was the funniest thing that happened to you during SBI?
The funniest thing was probably during CE, whenever we would be sick of working, I would put on music and start dancing in the middle of the classroom and hallways. My teammates most likely cast me out of the group whenever I did it, but it was an excellent stress reduction technique which I employed often.
How would you sum up your SBI experience in one sentence?
A summer of sacrifice for a lifetime of benefit.