The ‘magnificent 20’: the university’s best students
At Suor Orsola Benincasa University, 20 is the perfect number: many are the students who are considered to be the best in terms of average and number of exams passed in time, in the current academic year; students who deserve praise for their work. This is the Alsob Prize (association of students and graduates), which selected the ‘magnificent 20s from the Department of Education, Psychology and Communication Science, Humanities and Law. An initiative that, among other things, goes hand in hand with ‘Napoli is coming back! Let’s live together again ‘, whose goal is, with the students as the main character, to prevent discomfort and addiction in the area. Represents the best Sister Corsicans members, Serena Cozzolino And Gennaro Bottigliero they told Atheneapolis ambitions, projects and secrets about their study path. She, 23, from Portici, has an average of 29 in the last year Master’s education in pedagogical counseling after the Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences and Techniques at Vanvitelli; he, 21 years old from Pollena Trocchia, by graduating from Bachelor in Business Administration and Green Economics with an average of 27 and a short past as a footballer of Excellence. Both tell in chorus about the astonishment that the call among the best aroused: “It really was a surprise receive the email we did not expect. What a satisfaction for the work that has been done over the years! “. At dinner with the girl at the time of communication, Gennaro had a hard time believing: “At first I thought it was a joke, the sender did not have an institutional address. As soon as I realized it, I was really happy “.
If the two were among the best performers at the university, there must be a reason. Far from signing a pact with the devil to get as many exams home as possible in a very short time, the children put different recipes on the plate that have to do with their own subjective skills. On the one hand, Serena talks about “skill in choosing what really stimulates our passionsSometimes some people follow paths that others have imposed. At both the Triennial and the Magistrale, I was so lucky to choose all the very interesting subjects, so I did not have the great difficulties. I do not think there are any secrets, I read the texts and quickly repeat the concepts “. On the other hand, Gennaro has always condensed his study time so as not to take up space from his private life, which consists of a passion for language and travel. “I focus a lot on material handling. I prepare it and spend no more than two or three hours studying it. During that time, though, I’m super concentrated. I am convinced that the university should not stress, otherwise it is lived badly“. The boys are also trying hard to come up with suggestions for those who can not keep the pace high. A dynamic, in hindsight, very widespread and anything but out of the ordinary. “For some exams, they have been useful to me schemes and overviews“, adds the student; the colleague, on the other hand, bets everything “About avoiding any kind of distraction, which is not easy, especially for our generation, which is completely absorbed by social networks. Disconnect from the Internet and connect to the culture, this is my advice. Myself in the first semester I encountered many difficulties, got low grades, then I understood how to study and everything went well “.
In addition to the recognition – which in any case leaves the time it finds and does not take into account other external factors, such as the need to in some cases support oneself through a part-time job, which inevitably slows down the study process – Gennaro and Serena have the clear notions of the future, closely linked to the choice of the respective educations. “I am very happy with my university choice due to I have always cradled two dreams: become a teacherat a university or in a school, and maybe one day succeed to set up a family home to help the most disadvantaged children. “ An idea that has its roots in the 23-year-old in previous participation in an oratorio: “There were guys who lived in special situations who supported them and made them smile, made me feel alive”. Gennaro’s ambitions are completely different. After an education based on aviation and sailing, he hopes to witness a slow but irreversible green revolution in the sector. “After high school, I realized that I wanted to continue on that path, but with an emphasis on sustainability, which unfortunately is still far from possible. A sustainable ship can also be built, but the infrastructure is lacking. However, the green economy is undergoing great development and I am sure that experts in the sector will be more and more in demand in the coming years “. While waiting to pursue his master’s degree and perhaps find a job in transportation, Gennaro has a dream: “Create something of my own in business“.