Norfolk State University
Cause and Effect Essay
Why Am I a College Student?
Obtaining a college education is an essential part of my career goals and life. I am attending college to gain more knowledge, have the necessary credentials to be competitive in my career, and to make my family proud. One day I want to own and operate my own hotel company with my sister, who is currently attending Norfolk State University studying Tourism & Hospitality Management as well. We plan to start our business together and become one of the top lodging companies in the world.
As a child, my parents took me and my siblings on all types of trips. I have been all over the United States including Hawaii as well as Cancun, Mexico and Greece. Traveling to see all of these different types of places, eating at restaurants, and staying in beautiful hotels, made me fascinated by the hospitality industry. By the time I entered high school, I started thinking about what I really wanted to do in life. When I was in the 10th grade I entered in the Tourism & Hospitality program. I instantly fell in love with the industry and all the opportunities it holds. I then transferred, in the 11th grade, to a charter school that was started by Mr. William Marriott, the CEO of Marriott International. The school was called Marriott Hospitality Public Charter High School, where students that wanted to study hospitality could attend and take hospitality classes. During high school, I worked part-time at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC to gain experience in the industry. I graduated in June of 2005 with honors and a full scholarship to Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Michigan State University has one of the top hospitality schools in the country, which made me excited to attend. During college, I had an internship at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA. I also worked at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. These work...
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