Recognizable Me: My name is Alexa Grott, but most people call me Lexi. The picture I chose to share with the class is me hiking St. Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs this past weekend. I chose this picture as hiking is one of my favorite things to do, and this particular trail is one of my new favorites. I am originally from New Hampshire, which I like to describe to people who aren’t familiar with the state, as a much smaller scale Colorado. The White Mountains of N.H. are a big tourist destination for New Englanders hoping to hike or ski/snowboard, yet they do not really compare to the Rockies which is what initially caught my eye for coming to school out here.
One thing I do miss about the East Coast when I am at school though, is the ocean. Contrary to popular belief, New Hampshire does have a few miles of coast on the Atlantic Ocean! My summers have always been spent on the beach. Whether it was buidling sand castles with my brother when I was little or paddle boarding with my friends this past summer, my love for the ocean will never go away.
Where I’m At: I spent my summer in New Hampshire as a Nanny for a two and a four year old. After a very hectic summer, I am happy to be back in Boulder. I am currently a junior in the Leeds School of Business. I am a business administration major with a double emphasis in marketing and finance. Currently I have two jobs that I commute to in Denver.
This past spring, I began interning at an international education company called EF, and they have let me continue my internship into this fall. At EF, my main responsibility is prospecting potential clients. Although this is not what I want to do as a career, working here has given me office experience as well as an idea as what it would be like to work in an international firm such as EF. My second job is a little more fun, as a nanny for my 2 month old niece.
What I want: What I hope to learn from this class is how to make my self sound less like a clueless college student and more like a business professional. Being in the business school, my professors in the past have touched upon briefly how to write a good resume or what goes into a memo, but I have never been taught in depth how to do these things other than the basics. I am hoping to take what I have learned in this class with me through out my professional career so I never have to google how to write a professional email again.
Where to find me: Like I mentioned before, I love to hike. Most weekends, if the weather permits it, you will find me on some hiking trail around Colorado. I love to take advantage of Colorado’s amazing environment and how many beautiful sites are to be seen here. Some of my favorite places to explore are The Great Sand Dunes and Rocky Mountain National Park. I have a few different hikes planned for the next few weeks, but the one that I am most looking forward to is Maroon Bells in Aspen.
Another activity I enjoy doing during my free time is skiing. I have been skiing for just about 17 years, as I started when I was 3, controlled by a leash connected to my dad. I grew up skiing the east coast’s horribly icy conditions, so once I skied out west once I realized this was the place for me. Over the past 2 years at CU, I have gotten the Epic Local Pass so I have access to most of the mountains in the area for a set fee for any number of days that I go, which has been amazing.