Staff Spotlight: Vince Pedicino

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Vince Pedicino is the associate director of graduate programs in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He’s also a two-time graduate of the Nunn School, having received his B.S. in International Affairs in 1999, and his M.S. in International Affairs in 2007.

He told us some more about what he does, his pathway to his current role, and some of his hobbies:

What does your job entail?

I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the Nunn School graduate programs. I am the lead staff on curriculum and academic programming. I manage the schedule of classes and most of the technical aspects of course registration for the Nunn School. I manage graduate admissions and serve as a policy reference source for our faculty. I also have the privilege of helping out on the Japan Sustainable Development Study Abroad program.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I wanted to be a teacher.

What led you to your current position? What’s one of your favorite things about it?

Luck. The job came open just as I was finishing graduate school. I love working with my colleagues and working to make processes and manage the curriculum to make the student experience better.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is my office. It’s like a home away from home.

What do you do for fun?

I really enjoy spending time with my friends and my dog, Apollo. Apollo and I go most everywhere together these days. We love a good walk around Westside Park.

What are some of your favorite things to do in and around Atlanta?

I like trying all the different cuisines and foods around Atlanta, as well as shopping at the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

What are you currently watching/reading/listening to?

“Wild Wild Country” — an amazing documentary.

What’s some general advice that you have for Tech students as they continue their college careers?

Don’t depend too heavily on other people’s opinions. Trust your instincts. Choose classes/programs that are best for you, not what you think you should be doing. Don’t always assume that what you’ve heard from other students is correct.


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