Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?

SEMO was a smart choice for me because it was close to home but not too close, just the perfect drive to get home quick on weekends. It was also the most affordable option when I was choosing which college to attend.

What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?

When I visited SEMO I had a different feeling of excitement compared to the other colleges I visited. I started here with a different minor and when I took a college tour I also met with a professor from that department. He was also another reason why I chose SEMO because he was so passionate about the classes and department when we had our meeting.

What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?

My major is Hospitality Management. I feel that this program is helping prepare me for my career by the types of classes that are offered. Most of the Hospitality Management classes provide students with real world learning experiences whether that's helping plan events in Cape Girardeau or cooking in a real commercial kitchen.

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What is your favorite thing about SEMO?

My favorite thing about SEMO is my professors and the friendships I have made throughout my time here.

What makes SEMO faculty great?

The faculty within the Hospitality Management program are the best professors I've ever had at SEMO. Each of them truly care about their students as individuals and only want to see us succeed. They help us with school, finding internships, finding jobs, and I even feel comfortable talking to them if something is going on in my personal life. I've never felt intimidated by them because they all have such a welcoming and positive attitude. They care and are passionate about what they teach and that makes it more enjoyable to learn.

Are you involved in Greek Life, Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it has impacted you.

Greek Life has helped me grow as an individual. I have become more confident in myself and gotten out of my comfort zone. Hospitality Management Student Association which I have just recently joined has allowed me the opportunity to take on leadership roles.