Giulianna Crivello

Giulianna Crivello, Entrepreneurship major, holding check she won at the Business Plan Competition

Major: Entrepreneurship , Finance and Economics

Class of: 2018

My journey at SNC goes beyond anything I could have imagined. If you had told me that I would backpack Desolation Wilderness for orientation, befriend my freshman roommates, “publicly relate” for the Student Government Association, and go from conversation to friendship with my professors, I most likely would not have believed you.

Waking up in this beautiful paradise every day, learning material I’m interested in, Tahoe adventures, regular naps and ice cream, and being surrounded by people whose success and optimism have truly motivated me to reach my fullest potential both in and out of the classroom, have all had a profound effect on who I’ve become as a person.

“I am definitely a more outdoorsy and adventurous individual, as well as ambitious and dedicated. It scares me to think about who I would currently be if I hadn’t chosen SNC.”

Giulianna Crivello, Entrepreneurship major, oceansideI chose to major in Entrepreneurship because I’ve always entertained the idea of owning my own business, but I was also pulled toward Finance and Economics by my lifelong love of math, so a double major was the perfect compromise. The appeal of math is its relevancy and consistency. Numbers do not lie and take the emotion out of making decisions. I believe this to be crucial to success in running a business.

My current project is Limit, which I’m developing as part of the Business Plan Competition series. Limit is a cell phone app which will allow parents to monitor their kid’s phone usage and lock them out of their phone remotely. Parents can control the amount of screen time, children can always call allowed numbers in an emergency, and children don’t feel “spied on” because the app shows whether the phone is in use but not what it’s being used for. This particular combination of features captures an untapped market.

Looking into the future my crystal ball is a tad bit cloudy. I am currently enjoying working at a private equity firm and can see myself in finance. Law school is also an avenue that I would like to pursue, so I’m looking into joint Master’s and JD programs. Eventually I’d like to own my own business. In ten years I hope to be exactly where I’m supposed to be, and above all else, happy and successful.

UPDATE: 05-31-2017

After winning the Nevada Undergraduate Division in April, LIMIT took the top prize at the tri-state finals of the 13th Annual D.W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup business plan competition in Las Vegas on May 31, winning first place in the undergraduate division. Students Giulianna Crivello, Rachel Whelan and Paul Wohlberg took home a $30,000 prize.

The Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Award is an invitation-only event for the undergraduate and graduate winners of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup state competitions in Arkansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma. . . READ MORE

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