Gundeep Singh '17
What does being a Hotelie mean to you?
Being a Hotelie means being three steps ahead of the competition. It means anticipating needs and solving problems before they manifest themselves in an obvious way. From the very beginning, we're taught to analyze things from every possible angle, quantitative and qualitative.
What accomplishment/activity are you most proud of while at Cornell?
Being on the board of directors for Hotel Ezra Cornell is one of the hallmarks of my Cornell career. HEC is forever intertwined with the founding of the School of Hotel Administration, and being entrusted with its legacy is something I will cherish forever. 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. I am proud to have been a steward of this great Cornellian tradition.
What is your definition of diversity as it relates to your Cornell experience?
Diversity of opportunity. Our motto is often distilled down to "... any person ... any study." And that's the truth. Here at Cornell, you truly do have the opportunity to do anything your heart desires. I'm a Hotelie—minoring in real estate with a concentration in law—who's taking classes in computer science, architecture, political science, and geology. On the side, I dance for one of the country's most famous dance teams, devote time to Cornell's Sikh Student Association, and also put on an educational conference for Cornell's most successful alumni.
"SHA is unlike any other school in the world. It's the perfect blend of business and hospitality, providing endless opportunities in terms of career paths."Read more »
"Get to know your professors. They truly want you to succeed in every aspect of your college career, and are dedicated to helping you reach that success in any way that they can."Read more »
"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 »
"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 »