Arianna Hernandez - Sullivan Alum of the Month
Arianna Hernandez was selected as Alum of the Month from Sullivan University's Louisville campus. She was honored to have been chosen and said, "Sullivan is a great university and the instructors make a difference in students' professional lives tremendously."
Arianna graduated from Sullivan with degrees in Event Management, Business Management, and Hospitality Management in 2009 and 2013.
"I have a passion for traveling, learning new cultures and languages, and meeting people from different backgrounds. I consider myself an adventurous and hospitable person; this was my motive to study Hospitality and Tourism. I was lucky to attend a school that has a variety of programs to offer and I was able to explore my options," she said.
We asked Arianna about her experiences while attending Sullivan. "Sullivan made a big impact in my life and career. Being a student with English as a second language, I was terrified to go to college because of the language barrier. Sullivan helped me through it with small classes, opportunities to communicate and interact with instructors during class and office hours, after school study groups, etc."
Arianna indicated that she enjoyed how the university thoroughly prepares students for professional and career opportunities. "Every Wednesday students have to attend school with professional attire as if going to a job interview. The career center provides assistance with cover letters, resumes, LinkedIn profile set up and maintenance, and more. The school had job fairs every quarter with the purpose of networking with professionals working in the industry."
Currently, Arianna works at UPS as an Air Cargo Flight Coordinator. She was just recently offered a position with Norwegian Cruise Line on board Pride of America. She said, "I am in the process of obtaining my credentials and soon will be embarking on a new journey full of new experience and challenges."
Her advice to students is: "Don't give up. Even when you think it is hard; no matter what situation you find yourself in, keep going. I wish everyone the best of luck."
Read about past alumni of the month