Fred Ho '16
What does being a Hotelie mean to you?
Being a Hotelie means giving "a little more—a little better service." The Hotel School consistently challenges its students to make the world a better place through serving others.
If you were to offer advice to incoming transfer students, what would you say?
Whether you're coming in as a sophomore or a junior, make sure to reach out to fellow students! The friends you make from your transfer class will be great, but it's also nice to meet people who have been at the school since they were freshmen. A great way to meet current SHA students is to get involved in HEC or in SHA clubs, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
What accomplishments are you most proud of at Cornell?
I'm very proud of having worked as a teaching assistant and communications consultant at SHA. Hotelies love helping other people out, especially when they're helping fellow Hotelies. Serving as a TA and consultant gave me the opportunity to give back to the SHA community while learning about myself as a teacher.
What resources at Cornell and at SHA have helped you the most?Without a doubt, the single most important and helpful resource I had at SHA was the support of our professors. 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. Hotel School professors always kept our best interest at hearts and volunteered their time generously outside of the classroom.
"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."Read more »
"Being a Hotelie means practicing business with heart. We learn plenty about profit maximization and good business practices, but when it comes down to it, a Hotelie will always place the guest and their happiness above anything else."Read more »
"I've made an effort to do one thing each semester that scares me a little: take an intimidating class, join a different organization, or apply for an internship. Each endeavor has provided me with a new perspective."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 »
"Utilize everything the SHA network has to offer. Hotelies love to help other Hotelies, and asking advice on courses and work can make a big difference."Read more »