Larry Robinson ’18

Larry Robinson '18

Hometown: Wynnewood, PA

Concentration: Real estate

Why SHA [Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration]?

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 [Cornell Nolan School] 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 [Nolan School] 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 [Nolan School] 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.