Visiting the state capitol today was an amazing experience. I learned so much in the short time that we were there. The building has been standing since before the turn of the twentieth century and is renovated frequently. There are five different kinds of marble inside, some imported from Europe. Also, we had the chance to see where all of the state representatives and senators conduct their business. It was eye opening.
Additionally, speaking with Brad Magg, Chris Hagenow, and Nicole Molt helped me see three different perspectives on how to succeed in a career. They all took similar paths, each taking a different way. One thing that really stood out was how Brad Magg started his own business when he was in middle school. To me, that is amazing. He is a self-made man and is only 23 years old. His visions and determination to succeed inspires me to make a change in my life. The capitol might be the highlight of the week for me.
I am double majoring in Business Management/Sports Administration. When I first came to school, I planned on studying American History with an emphasis in Pre-Law. I changed my plan at the last minute to do something I thought I would enjoy more. Business and sports appeal to me more than anything else. I love interacting and socializing with all kinds of different people. I do not see myself sitting behind a desk all day working. With my double major, I hope to one day become an Athletic Director of a high school or college. My ultimate goal is to be in the front office for some professional sports team, preferably football. If I were to remain in Iowa after college, I would love to get involved with the Iowa Barnstormers. After going to one game, I was sold. I loved the atmosphere, the talent, and the fans. I want to be able to control the decisions of adding players, dropping players, controlling salaries, and marketing my top athletes. Hopefully these two worlds mesh for me later in life.