Beta Gamma Sigma Opens Doors for Callegari
In the spring of 2018, Davide Callegari was sitting in class when he received the invitation to be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society that recognizes the top business students in AACSB-accredited schools.
Callegari was honored to receive this invitation and after further exploring Beta Gamma Sigma determined that this was a worthwhile investment to join this prestigious chapter.
As a chapter member he was eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the Global Leadership Summit, of which he applied and was selected to attend on behalf of the University of North Dakota in the fall of 2018.
The Global Leadership Summit is a premier annual event where hundreds of the highest achieving students from the top 5% of business schools around the world gather for a unique learning experience.
As an international student from Venice, Italy, Callegari was grateful to have the opportunity to attend the sessions and network with leaders from a variety of businesses. In August of 2019, Callegari received a message from Beta Gamma Sigma inviting him to apply for a mentorship position for the 2019 conference. “I wrote an essay, was part of a skype interview and found out a week later I was selected for a mentorship position,” says Callegari.
As a mentor Callegari would receive all costs paid to attend the 2019 Global Leadership Conference in Chicago in the fall of 2019, and serve as an ambassador to help with the conference, as well as present on a panel. With only 4 mentorships awarded around the world, Callegari was selected amongst a highly competitive group of business students to earn this position.
“Being part of the Global Leadership Summit was a life-changing experience and a great opportunity to expand my international network” says Callegari. “I usually am very introverted but this taught me to introduce myself and network with panelists, speakers, and students from the best business schools in the county.
The theme of the summit was “The Future of Work.” Callegari along with the other 3 selected mentors were provided the opportunity to present a session at conference titled “Globalization and Its Implications on the Future of Work.” Callegari says he was nervous when he started but loved the experience to speak to a crowd of over 400 participants.
When reflecting on the conference Callegari says, “The one thing that stood out was the energy.” “It was never lacking and there were very high achieving and positive people to network with.”
Callegari will graduate in December 2019 with a degree in Managerial Finance & Accounting and has been accepted in the Master of Accountancy program to begin in January 2020. Along with Callegari’s exceptional work in the classroom he previously served as captain of the UND Men’s Tennis Team and helped lead a winning team in 2018. Currently, Callegari serves as an Assistant Coach to the UND Men’s Tennis Team.
When looking forward to the future he hopes to obtain a job that will provide him the opportunity to travel around the world, create partnerships with international universities in Italy and the University of North Dakota, and always stay connected to UND!