Student Spotlight – Diana Piergentili: Scholarships and Work at University: A Way to Reduce Tuition Fees and Acquire New Skills

Hello, my name is Diana, I am 21 years old, I am from Rome and I study International Affairs at John Cabot.

I clearly remember the sentence I read in a John Cabot advertisement in a local newspaper. “Scholarships are still available”. These words were what I needed to make me realize that I still had a chance to obtain a scholarship and therefore enroll in John Cabot University!

I knew I would be able to pay John Cabot’s tuition with the help of a scholarship, and that’s exactly what happened!

Scholarships are offered to Italian students on the basis of the average of high school grades , extracurricular activities and work experiences!!

When I open the JCU letter that accepted my scholarship application, I was overwhelmed with joy! I was so happy I would receive a scholarship thanks to my school efforts and my personal achievements. I had all paid off.

Now, I have been studying at John Cabot for three years, and I have also started to work within the university. I work in the Italian Admissions Office for an average of ten hours every week. Usually my work entails translating, doing research, and communicating with prospective students. Moreover, at the beginning of each semester, I work as an Orientation Leader helping freshman students from all over the world familiarize themselves with JCU’s new environment.

These are paid jobs and I can use what I earn to help pay for my tuition expenses.

But that’s not the only reason I work… I enjoy it a lot. It’s a great way to acquire new skills that will be useful for my future career.

Read the Italian version here.

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