Student Spotlight - Giulia Napoli

Posted: August 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Giulia Napoli

Our student spotlight is Guilia Napoli, who studies at the International University of Language and Media in Milan, Italy.  During her time in the U.S., she was a part of the student project of Open for Business Magazine; a partnership involving the Office of International Education and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development.

Explain your degree and why you are attending IULM:

 My master degree is called MICRI that is the acronym of Master in Communication for International Relations. I choose this specific course after my graduation in Economics because it helps to have a clear and wider vision of the geopolitical and economic situation all over the world. Moreover it provides the tools to communicate in the different fields through traditional media and social media

What are your hopes after graduation?

I dream to work as marketing specialist and to deal with communication in the field of luxury and fashion in Italy or abroad it's the same for me.

Please tell us your favorite part of visiting the US?

Thanks to the study tour organized by IULM I had the chance to visit many companies such as Google and Weber Shandwick and to meet professors, and an incredible amount of successful people in many different fields.  The thing I loved most was the opportunity to live fully this experience and obviously taking lot of pictures during that period of time

You worked on the Open for Business Magazine Project while in Nebraska at UNK. Can you describe what you learned from this experience?

Working on the Open for Business Magazine Project gave me the chance to better understand the dynamics behind a magazine. Working with a professional journalist helped me to work under pressure but with the right state of mind. Good organization is really important but the ability to solve problems is everything... and now I know it.

After visiting businesses in Nebraska, how do these compare to businesses in Milan?

When we talk about Nebraska and Milan we need to focus on the fact that are two different realities also from a cultural point of view so it's important to know how to operate in the best way in these realities. I strongly believe that even if there are important differences the key of success is to be well prepared, curious, proactive and willing to learn... if you own the tools and you know  how to use it... apply it in a specific reality won't be that hard.

Describe any challenges you overcame in order to travel to the US for this abroad experience:

I didn't have real "troubles" to overcome in fact my study-tour was entirely planned by my tutors, Roberto and Paola, I only had to enjoy this experience as much as possible.

You will be finishing your degree with an internship, can you tell us more about that:

I am really excited about my internship... and I have to admit that I am at the airport waiting for my flight to London. I will deal with communication in the press office of a fashion designer for the next month and everything will end after London Fashion Week... I could not dream anything else. I know it will be hard but I love challenges.

Would you like to return to the US again and if so, tell us why and what you would plan to do:

I hope to be back to US as soon as possible... maybe by the end of this year. I hope to visit your wonderful country and taking a lot of pictures to publish on my blog and maybe spend some months in New York working. Above all I hope to see again the wonderful people I met at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

By: Samuel Harper

Category: Entrepreneur, Business and Technology

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