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.
"'Life is Service' has become a mantra for me, on and off "the floor"—it is that mentality that has had the greatest impact on my career, as well as in my personal life."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 »
"Being a Hotelie means wanting to help others and connect, forming not only business contacts, but also deep friendships."Read more »
"Don't be afraid to take risks, venture out of your comfort zone, and try something that you would never have done. You have been given such a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow as a student and individual—take advantage!"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 »