Marlee Birnberg '17
What does being a Hotelie mean to you?
There is an overwhelming sense of pride when anyone says "I am a Hotelie." Hotelies have similar outlooks on life and goals for the future. Although we may enter different businesses, the underlying hospitality theme drives our dedication to work around people every day.
What internship has most impacted your career plans?
My Bay Club internship after my sophomore year impacted my post-grad plans the most. The Bay Club's company culture aligned with my values and lifestyle. I was excited to go to work every day.
What is your main Cornell extracurricular activity? Why is it important to you?
I joined Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)—one of the business fraternities on campus—to find a network of people outside the Hotel School to help shape my career interests and my college experience in general. I built my business acumen with PSE's resources and have since taken junior and executive board positions. As a senior and vice president of alumni relations, I have been able to give back to the underclassmen from my experiences.
"Being a Hotelie means wanting to help others and connect, forming not only business contacts, but also deep friendships."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 »
"The School of Hotel Administration has given me all of the tools and experiences that I need to succeed in anything business-related."Read more »
"Hotel Ezra Cornell is one of the hallmarks of my Cornell career. 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."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 »