• Explore Their Path


    Use this blog to learn about students, faculty, staff, and alumni in your majors of interest. Find Your Major Tribe!

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Cassidy Butt, Hospitality Management Major

Name: Cassidy Butt

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Business Administration – Hospitality Management

Previous Major (s), Minor(s), Program(s): None

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?:

Initially, I was unsure of what I wanted to pursue in college. I explored many opportunities USF had to offer and thought about what aligned with my future goals. Hospitality continually called my name as I take great pleasure in providing individuals with memorable experiences. I cherish times when I can plan, cook and gather all my loved ones in one place and after acknowledging that, I decided Hospitality Management was a wonderful way to dive deeper into doing what I love most.

What inspired you to change programs?:

N/A

What do you like best about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

The thing I enjoy most about Hospitality Management is you get a little taste of everything when it comes to class options. I have the opportunity to take essential business courses as well as various Hospitality electives, allowing me to explore more of the industry to discover exactly what it is I might want to strive for.

What is most challenging about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

The most challenging aspect is the plethora of options the Hospitality Industry has to offer preceding graduation. Whether it is managing large events or following my dream of opening up a restaurant, there are many ways to go with this degree that it can be difficult to decide which track you want to follow.

What sort of internship and career opportunities have you explored?:

I was a part of the Get Oriented Team as an Orientation Leader and I was a summer intern for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

What sort of extracurricular activities have your participated in?:

I am a part of Kappa Alpha Theta.

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?:

I mainly met with students who were in the Hospitality Management program to discuss their journey and how they decided to major in Hospitality.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?

Talk to the students around you. USF has so many great opportunities to offer and it just takes hearing their experiences to see if that sparks your interest.

Andrew Luong and Haley Johnson Switched from Science to Business

Check out this video with Andrew Luong and Haley Johnson discussing their decisions to switch to majors in Finance and Accounting after considering the future careers that they wanted to pursue based on their interests.

Video and interview by USF Office of Marketing and Communication.

Danielle Massis, Found Her Major Tribe in Accounting!

Watch Danielle Massis share why she decided to switch her major from Biology to Accounting and describe how she sat in a room with her new Accounting peers and realized, “these are my people!”

This interview with Danielle helped inspire the Explore Their Path blog and suggests how you might use this blog in your exploration process!

 

Video and interview by Karen Ver Trinidad. Music by Bensound.com.

Kiana Malimban, Communications Major, PR Minor

Kiana Malimban StudentName: Kiana Malimban

Major(s), Minor(s), Program(s): Communication Studies, Minor in Public Relations

Previous Major (s), Minor(s), Program(s): None

What attracted you to your initial major(s) and minor(s)?:

Communication Studies is very versatile, and I’m an adaptable person. Thus, I think COMS studies was perfect for me!

What inspired you to change programs?:

N/A

What do you like best about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

The fact I can do pretty much anything in any field with COMS.

What is most challenging about your current major(s) and minor(s)?:

Narrowing down what I want to do after I graduate with a COMS degree.

What sort of internship and career opportunities have you explored?:

Marketing and Special Events.

What sort of extracurricular activities have your participated in?:

N/A

What resources helped you with your exploration journey?:

Career services, LinkedIn, Networking events.

What advice do you have for students exploring majors?

Find something that you’re passionate about and find a career in it.