Larry Robinson '18
From your first day freshman year, you are a part of this intimate, special community while also having the opportunity to experience all that Cornell has to offer. Not to mention that SHA is one of the elite business schools in the world, with an extensive alumni network and near-100-percent job placement. For me, it was a no-brainer.
If you were to offer advice to incoming first-year students, what would you say?
Throughout your first semester on campus and onward, try to meet as many of your fellow SHA students as you can, both classmates and upperclassmen. Even once you find your close-knit group of friends, don't pigeonhole your network; each new student you connect with could become a close friend, business partner, or co-worker later in life.
What internship has most impacted your career plans?
For my senior project in high school, I reached out to a SHA alum from my area who had encouraged me to look at Cornell for my college plans, and asked him if I could learn more about his business. He invited me to intern for his company, which owns and operates upwards of 50 hotels across the country.
"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 »
"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 »
"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 »
"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 »
"As a Hotelie, you are part of a tight-knit and extremely passionate group of diverse individuals. When you become a Hotelie, it is not just for your four years at Cornell, but for the rest of your life."Read more »