Getting to Know Georgia Tech: Gabrielle Oliverio
With over 15,000 undergraduate students, six colleges, and more than 30 majors, the Georgia Tech community is a large and unique group.
Meet Gabrielle Oliverio – B.S. Economics and International Affairs, German Minor, Class of 2019
Hometown – Canton, Georgia
Why did you choose to attend Georgia Tech?
I chose to attend Georgia Tech because I fell in love with its unique economics and international affairs program. I knew that the skills I would learn through the major would set me above liberal arts students who attended other schools. Our curriculum is more application-oriented and we are exposed to both logical methods and technology.
What do you enjoy about economics and international affairs?
My major is the best combination of analytical study and global applications. I learn how to manage large amounts of data and decipher what it can tell us, as well as learn about how information can be communicated to those from different backgrounds and applied to solutions around the world.
What are your plans after graduations?
After I graduate, I hope to start a career that is globally focused – whether that be with a consulting firm, international company, or governmental agency. I was able to intern for the International Trade division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. My division's role was to help companies in Georgia with their goals to expand abroad. This included working with 12 international offices and it really sparked my interest in international economics.
What is your favorite memory at Tech?
My favorite memory from Georgia Tech was made during the German Language for Business and Technology Program. Through this program, a group of us spent almost three months in various cities throughout Germany. While we were stationed in Munich, a small group decided to take a trip to the Alps. We hiked down from one of the highest peaks and it was the most beautiful — and most terrifying — hike I have been on. The whole experience was something that I often look back on. Pictures cannot do justice to what we were able to see that day.
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