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.
"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 »
"The Hotel School has given me the flexibility to take a breadth and depth of classes offered in and outside the school."Read more »
"The juxtaposition of flexibility and specificity of the SHA degree is special and has yet to be duplicated anywhere else in the world."Read more »
"Being a Hotelie means understanding your place in the both the Hotel School and Cornell networks and becoming a productive member of those communities. A Hotelie recognizes the value of connection and advances the world of hospitality in both his/her personal and professional lives."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 »