Lucinda Marques Pretoria, South Africa Class Of: 2015
Campus: Abu Dhabi Major: Interior Design
I have a pilot’s license.
I was looking for an American degree, along with a school that has one-on-one time between student and teacher. An American degree, to me, is better than anything out there.
NYIT is a student-focused university, and my experiences as a student here have been the best of my life. NYIT has allowed me to be more comfortable meeting new people from all over the world. I've learned to work harder for what I want, and to never give up.
Advice to prospective students
NYIT is a very good choice, with possibilities in many different fields. However, it will only be fun and educational if you work hard, take it seriously, and actually love what you do.
I came here looking forward to . . .
starting something I actually have a passion for. NYIT has not let me down in that sense. It has taught me that I have a stronger passion for what I do than I thought.
Down the road
Within the next 6 years, I would like to have worked at a big firm, either here in Abu Dhabi or in New York. As for my 10 year plan, I hope to have started my own firm by then, as I will have experience behind me.
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