Fast Five: Meet Janine Perri!

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unnamedJanine completed SBI in 2012 and graduated from Villanova in 2015. This Holbrook, NY native was very busy during her time as a Villanova student: she triple-majored in English, History, and Honors and had minors in Economics and Classical Studies in addition to her Business minor.¬†Over the past few months, Janine has been in South Korea working as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. She has been teaching conversational and written English to hundreds of Korean high school students and volunteering for great causes along the way. Here is Janine’s Fast Five!


#1: Why did you decide to do SBI?

“As an English major, I wanted to learn more about how to apply my writing and critical thinking skills to new settings.”

#2: What’s one fun fact about you?

“When I studied abroad in England, I saw the Queen!”

#3: What’s your all-time favorite movie?

“Mulan.”

#4: Name one thing from your bucket list.

“Publish a book.”

#5: What is your favorite college memory?

“Performing the Merchant of Venice with Alice Dailey’s ‘Shakespeare and Performance’ class.”

Friday’s Fast Five: Meet Brittany Gullone!

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AAEAAQAAAAAAAAIXAAAAJDNjMTEzNTNhLWQ2YTgtNGQxNC1hNzFiLWZhNGIzYmY0YWQ0ZgBrittany is a 2014 Villanova graduate, originally from Wayne, New Jersey. During her undergrad years, she majored in Psychology and had a Marketing minor, in addition to her SBI Business minor. Brittany interned at Vanguard before joining full-time in the Vanguard Accelerated Development Program. As she nears the end of her program, she is preparing for a role as supervisor of the investment operations division. Here’s Brittany’s Fast Five!


#1. What’s one fun fact about you?

“I won the “best interview” award as a 12 year old in a dance competition (but did not win anything for my actual dance performance).”

#2. What’s your all-time favorite movie?

“Life is Beautiful”

#3. Name one thing from your bucket list.

“Traveling to see and experience the as much of the world as I can.”

#4. What’s your favorite college memory?

“It is difficult to pick just one!¬† I’d have to say it is a combination of the very first mass and very last mass I attended with my family and the Villanova community.”

#5. Why did you decide to apply for SBI?

“When applying to SBI, I did so because I thought “business is at the heart of everything” – since then, the experiences I have had changed my perspective to “people are at the heart of everything”. It was the combination of my passion for liberal arts (specifically the topic of psychology) and the practical business education I gained through SBI that has contributed to my success since graduating from Villanova.”

Fast Five: Meet Priya Shah!

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254192_10151610911994253_1514077553_nPriya is from Old Bridge, New Jersey and is just beginning her senior year here at Villanova. She is majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in Dynamics. She completed SBI in 2013, so that she could learn more about how to run her own business in the future. She is captain of the Nova Nassa South Asian Dance Team, is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, participated in Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee, and so much more! Here is Priya’s Fast Five…


#1. What’s one thing from your bucket list?

“Go skydiving.”

#2. What is your favorite Villanova memory?

“Representing Villanova through the fusion dance team nationwide in various competitions.”

#3. If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be?

“President Obama”

#4. What are your all-time favorite movies?

“The Batman Trilogy”

#5. What’s one fun fact about you?

“I love to dance!”