Samuel Clement '16

Samuel Clement '16

Hometown: Albany, NY

What does being a Hotelie mean to you?

Being a Hotelie means you are part of the world's greatest network. Not only do you have the power of the education you've earned at the school; you also have the network and support from everyone around you, a culture that can push you to the next tier of success.

If you were to offer advice to incoming transfer students, what would it be?

Get involved. Meet new people. Try as many scary and challenging things as possible. Ask a ton of questions. Always push yourself to the next level—see what you can achieve.

What is your main Cornell extracurricular activity? Why is it important to you?

My main activities were varsity football and club basketball. Although I was very involved in SHA, it was a great decision for me to get involved in clubs outside of the school. SHA really is your home base, and it is where you get established and meet your colleagues, friends, and "family." However, stepping outside of that zone was great for me because I saw more, had more options, and became more well-rounded, both socially and academically.

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Jennifer Marcott '18

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"Through SHA, I have met and become close with students from all over the world. Diversity is an added bonus on top of an already incredible college experience."

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Kayti Stanley '18

"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."

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Sarah Monahan '19

"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!"

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Tommy Ballerini '18

Tommy Ballerini '18

"SHA is unlike any other school in the world. It's the perfect blend of business and hospitality, providing endless opportunities in terms of career paths."

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