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 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 »
"I've never had more doors open to me than when I have told people that I went to the Hotel School."Read more »
"Thanks to small class sizes and professors' genuine interest in students' holistic development, I was able to find support through faculty in a way that I never had before transferring to Cornell."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 »