Savannah Woodworth '17
I chose SHA because, when searching for an undergrad institution, I wanted somewhere that could combine my want of a business school education with my passion for service. Cornell and SHA combined this perfectly and has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What does being a Hotelie mean to you?
Being a Hotelie means being willing to go above and beyond to make others feel welcome, no matter what. It means wanting to help others and connect, forming not only business contacts, but also deep friendships.
What is your main Cornell extracurricular activity? Why is it important to you?
My main extracurricular activity is my sorority, Pi Beta Phi. Being in a sorority exposed me to so many different sides of Cornell that I may not otherwise have known.
"Each new student you connect with could become a close friend, business partner, or co-worker later in life."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 »
"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."Read more »
"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 »
"'Life is Service' has become a mantra for me, on and off "the floor"—it is that mentality that has had the greatest impact on my career, as well as in my personal life."Read more »