Growing up in a traditional South Asian household, it was only a dream for most woman to get educated and have a good paying job. I was determined to break that barrier. I wanted to be the first women in my family and village to get a bachelor’s degree and start working in the corporate world. I finished my high school in India and later moved to the United States where I began my College life. And here I am today, a senior at Wayne State University perusing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management. I aspire to become an entrepreneur someday and work in the Hospitality and Travel Industry.
When I immigrated to United States, I quickly realized that two countries were poles apart, not only in terms on the physical location but pretty much every aspect. I had to adapt myself to the new traditions, culture, food, people, laws, weather and other numerous factors. This helped me understand that I had the ability to learn quickly and adapt to changes. My culture differed from people around me, but I was not only able to make this work despite the differences but also sometimes use it to my advantage as a conversation starter. This turmoil of journey until now has shaped my personality to what I am today.
Virtues are universal and recognized by all cultures as basic qualities necessary for our well-being and happiness. For me being kind and forgiving is an important virtue. I believe we are all human beings in the end, and we will make a mistake. For me I always tend to forgive people, I always try look through their bad and focus on good things that they have done for me. This has helped people in my life understand that I am a loving and caring person and thus I receive endless amount of care and love from them.