Victor Zapparoli says that receiving an education in the United States counts as among his biggest accomplishments. He has been on this path since he was seven months old, when his parents, living in the countryside of Brazil, started putting money away in a college fund.
Even with that savings account, Zapparoli still had to find ways to complete his education. So, he started playing tennis to further his education. At 18, he received more than 20 offers for academic and athletic scholarships to study in the United States. He considers this his first big accomplishment. At the first college he attended, Webber International University, Zapparoli was the captain of the tennis team and took time to teach tennis to underprivileged children.
He has participated in two exchange programs, one at the Geneva Business School in Switzerland where he led a group of international students in a strategic management course, and the other at the EDHEC Business School in France. He has also carried out two finance internships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, focusing on cost minimization in logistics operations and financial analysis.
Zapparoli will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in finance with a concentration in corporate finance. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Brazilian Student Association and the Corporate Mentor Program. He is also fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.