Student Profile: Nick Persinger

Happy Tuesday! We have another social profile. Today, we feature Nick Persinger!

-What is your program, and why did you choose it? 

I am in the online Hospitality Management program at Western Technical College.

-Who has been your favorite instructor at Western?

Roxanne Smothers is probably my favourite instructor — she’s always so helpful and breaks down difficult concepts in a way that really makes the educational process seem useful.

-What do you like about Western?

Western offers me the ability to work on assignments on my own schedule. I am a flight attendant for Air Wisconsin Airlines, and I work crazy hours, going in and out of hotels and airports on a daily basis. Being able to work on my homework, say, on a sit in Portland, or in a hotel room in Birmingham, allows me to become a better version of myself in more ways than just my job.

-Future career goals?

I would like to use this degree to attain a purser role on bigger aircraft for now, but having worked in hotels too, I could see myself going into a hotel management position when the time is right.

-Advice for future students?

Don’t let fear take over your ability to be a better you. I didn’t want to go to school at first, but I found out only later that my idea of school didn’t have to be what I thought it was. The sky is the limit.

What a cool experience, Nick! To learn more about Western’s Hospitality Management program, head to