Hey guys! I am a senior at UCf looking forward to graduation. My minor is in Hospitality Management and my areas are Criminal Justice and Education. I really enjoy all three areas for many different reasons. I started in Education and that was actually my major. My mother is a teacher and I had a wonderful childhood because she was always there when my brothers and I were off from school. One of my very long term goals is to one day become a teacher when I have children. I have also always been interested in the criminal justice department. My family is big into law enforcement. My Dad used to work in law enforcement and now has a private investigative firm, my brother is a detective in Port. St. Lucie and other family members are in that field of work also. With that being said our dinners were full of "cop talk" and I became interested. But for the time being I am most excited to use my area minor in hospitality as soon as I graduate. I am moving to Hawaii where tourism rules with high hopes of landing a good job in a fancy hotel or resort.
When I am asked about IDS or what I am graduating with, I really just give them the above in a nut shell. I tell them my three areas, which since mine are all over they always look confused so I have to give them the reasons I picked this major. People usually respond with "Well at least you focused on the many areas your interested in." or "You can do anything with that diversity." And its so true. That's is why for me IDS was a lifesaver. I did not have a very specific area that I wanted to study, so now I can do many things in those areas with a bachelors degree.