One More Word with Sherry Romello

If you take a look at last month’s entry, Sherry Romello shared with us some insight on her career in the hospitality industry.  Here she shares insight into how education background

Where did you attend college?

sherry-romelloI received a scholarship to go to a one year business vocational school while I was in High School (1985) – the Dorthea B. Lane School (it was a secretarial school in Alexandria, VA that has sense gone out of business). At the time, I couldn’t afford to pay for college so I needed to get to a full-time job as quickly as possible. So I went to the Dorthea B. Lane School for a year and then went to work as an administrative assistant for the Segal Company in Washington DC. Once I could afford it, I started taking classes at Northern Virginia Community College with the ultimate goal of getting a four year degree. In March of 2000, I received a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business and Management at National Lewis University’s Northern Virginia campus.

What did you study and why?

During the entire time that I was taking classes, I was working and building a career as a meeting planner. My goal was to get A degree, knowing that not having one would one day prevent me from even being considering for promotions. I pursued a business focus because I thought that most closely fit with where I was headed and was generic enough for me to use in many different ways. At the end of the day, it was just about getting a degree.