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.
"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 »
"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 »
"Being a Hotelie means wanting to help others and connect, forming not only business contacts, but also deep friendships."Read more »
"Every student—whether they go into operations, finance, or real estate—leaves with a well-rounded education in business and hospitality."Read more »
"'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 »