Ygor Scarcia, Full-Time MBA '16
Discovering a San Francisco Advantage from Here
“In San Francisco, I found an opportunity to have people look past my age, my sexual orientation, my race or my ethnicity. They value what you bring to the table and the contributions you can make on any project."
Ygor Scarcia, MBA ’16 didn’t even apply to other programs, as coming to the University of San Francisco (USF) was his first choice.
Growing up in a small Italian village outside of Verona and having previously worked for the United Nations in the Middle East, Scarcia has always been drawn to experiencing different cultures.
“I travel around a lot, so I’ve seen different environments for studying, living and working,” Scarcia said. “In San Francisco, I found an opportunity to have people look past my age, my sexual orientation, my race or my ethnicity. They value what you bring to the table and the contributions you can make on any project.”
Scarcia not only felt right at home in San Francisco, but at USF.
At my core, I understood where the university values were coming from and its background. It was a synergy of connection that I felt with them and it had the added bonus of being located in the heart of San Francisco.
Scarcia not only found what he was looking for professionally with his degree from USF, but his cohort really added to his experience in the full-time MBA Program.
“The cohort is the thing I enjoy most about being in the program,” Scarcia said. “We get to study every day with the same people, people that share the same values and bring a lot of opinions to the table. It was something I noticed from the very beginning, people had diverse backgrounds, did different things, but with a similar mindset and with the same goals and expectation for the future.”
Scarcia’s strong sense of collaboration and connections he made while in the program have had a positive impact in his career.
“Being in business is like having a like-minded cohort. You get to work together and bring different things to the table, but you have fun doing what you do and you share some point of views,” Scarcia said. “Really everything I am learning in the program, I can apply to my career.”