Megan Trillo '16
SHA is a place where you can pursue passions—like restaurant and beverage management—that are not offered at most schools. You are given the opportunity to explore the vast industry that is hospitality, and hone in on what you truly love to do.
What does being a Hotelie mean to you?
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.
What is your main Cornell extracurricular activity? Why is it important to you?The Hotel School's Epicurean Society was very important to me while at Cornell. I was a member since the very beginning of my college career, and a member of the executive board since my second semester, freshman year. As co-president for my last two years, I was able to help make the Epicurean Society a more legitimate and valuable resource for students interested in a career within the food and beverage industry.
"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 »
"I've never had more doors open to me than when I have told people that I went to the Hotel School."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 »
"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 »
"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 »