Stephanie Goldstein '17

Stephanie Goldstein '17

Hometown: Villanova, PA

Minor: Real estate

What does being a Hotelie mean to you?

Being a Hotelie means being a part of a tight-knit community of compassionate students, alumni, professors, and faculty. Every student—whether they go into operations, finance, or real estate—leaves with a well-rounded education in business and hospitality.

Which resources at the Hotel School and at Cornell have helped you the most?

The Office of Student Services has been a great resource for me throughout my time at Cornell. Whether I've needed help with course enrollment, career advice, or advice when I was going abroad, there has always been someone in the office to assist me.

One of my favorite parts of the Hotel School is the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS). I am now enrolled in DDLS for the fourth time. I love that they bring in speakers from all parts of the industry and that there is a good mix of alumni and industry leaders. My freshman year, I had the opportunity to hear Damian Mogavero from Avero speak. I really enjoyed his lecture, became very interested in Avero, and later interned there.

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Claire Benninger '17

Claire Benninger '17

"Being a Hotelie means being a member of one of the most well-connected and integrated communities in the industry. It's not about being a part of a community just for your four years at Cornell; it's about joining a community for a lifetime."

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Davana Bolton '16

Davana Bolton '16

"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."

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Benjamin Pilosof '16

Benjamin Pilosof '16

"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."

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Jennifer Marcott '18

Jennifer Marcott '18

"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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Macarena Moreno '16

Macarena Moreno '16

"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."

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Marlee Birnberg '17

Marlee Birnberg '17

"Although Hotelies may enter different businesses, the underlying hospitality theme drives our dedication to work around people every day."

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