While at The University of Alabama, I would like to gain as much food and beverage operations experience as I can get, through internships and local restaurant or hotel food outlets. The goal I am working toward is one day working with the food and beverage operations on a cruise ship. So far, I have had the opportunity to work for the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, doing the college program internship. It was the best experience of my life. I worked at a quick service restaurant called Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe located in the Magic Kingdom. While being a cast member, I gained valuable tools, including working with people from all over the world, as well as seeing what goes into running a big operation day to day. Working for Disney was just the first stepping stone onto where I want to go. The next thing I am working on is getting another internship so I can recieve more hands on training.