Sea Devil Alisa Gerasimova is pursuing her associate in arts with a certificate in hospitality management at CFCC. She is also a member of CFCC’s International Center . We asked Alisa to share her involvement in extracurricular activities at CFCC, her plans after graduation, her advice to future Sea Devils, and more!
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Russia, and I moved to Wilmington 6.5 years ago with my family.
Why did you decide to enroll at CFCC? Why did it make sense for you?
I decided to enroll at CFCC because my mom received her associate degree here, and I’ve heard only good things about this school. Also with COVID underway, it was the best decision for me to start my studies at a community college instead of a 4-year university.
Can you tell us about your experience at CFCC including your major, any achievements, participation in student activities, etc.?
At CFCC, I am pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with a certificate in hospitality management. I am also a member of the International Club at CFCC.
What are your plans after graduating from CFCC?
After graduating from Cape Fear, I plan to attend George Washington University and pursue a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Public Health and a minor in Anthropology. A mouthful, I know.
What made you want to pursue that career path/attend that four-year university?
It took me a long time to decide what I want to do and what I want to learn. I needed something relevant and ever-expanding that would also satisfy my passion for traveling, and finally, I found the perfect match. The CFCC Career development site , staff, and my wonderful counselor Mackenzie really helped me explore all the possible programs and choose the best fit for me.
How has CFCC helped prepare you for your next step?
CFCC is helping me learn more about my abilities and my interests, while the incredible Mental Health department helps me reach my full potential in class and in life. I now feel confident that I will succeed in whatever I put my mind to.
What advice would you give someone considering studying at CFCC?
If you are considering studying at CFCC my advice to you is this, whatever your reasoning may be, you should do it! Take the first semester slow. Only take a couple of classes, learn everything you possibly can about your learning style and yourself, explore everything that is offered at CFCC (because there’s a lot) and then dive in. If you do that, you will be able to use every CFCC resource and reach your full potential.