Benjamin Pilosof '16
What does being a Hotelie mean to you?
Being a Hotelie means understanding your place in the both the Hotel School and Cornell networks and becoming a productive member of those communities. A Hotelie recognizes the value of connection and advances the world of hospitality in both his/her personal and professional lives.
What accomplishments/activities are you most proud of from your time at Cornell?
With a strong passion for marketing and a love for media and entertainment, I worked at Warner Bros. Studios the summer before my senior year in television publicity, where I helped the team bring a record 18 shows down to San Diego Comic-Con International. I quickly realized that the fast-faced, ever-evolving world of media marketing was completely and totally for me.
What activity has most impacted your career plans?
I am most proud of my involvement with Hotel Ezra Cornell. Leading the communications team, I hoped to spread the message of HEC having evolved in recent years into an organization that provides students with the most well-rounded operational experience—one that dives into the marketing, IT, HR, program, and communication needs that go into an event of this nature.
"Being a Hotelie means you are part of the world's greatest network. Not only do you have the power of the education you've earned at the school; you also have the network and support from everyone around you, a culture that can push you to the next tier of success."Read more »
"Being a Hotelie means being a member of one of the most well-connected and integrated communities in the industry. It's not about being a part of a community just for your four years at Cornell; it's about joining a community for a lifetime."Read more »
"Hotel Ezra Cornell is one of the hallmarks of my Cornell career. The chance to run a hundred-million-dollar facility for a weekend and create an innovative and educational conference for the world's top business leaders is incredible."Read more »
"Thanks to small class sizes and professors' genuine interest in students' holistic development, I was able to find support through faculty in a way that I never had before transferring to Cornell."Read more »
"The Hotel School has provided me with peers, friends, professors, and mentors who are willing to dedicate their life to serve others. I am nothing but proud to be part of this passionate and devoted community whose members are always there for each other."Read more »