Stephanie Peltz ’17

Stephanie Peltz '17

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

Minor: Real estate

Why SHA [Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration]?

SHA [Cornell Nolan School] fosters a sense of community that does not compare to any other program. Additionally, the SHA [Nolan School] curriculum is an extremely practical course load that teaches many valuable life skills, regardless of what industry one chooses to go into as a career.

What are your plans post-Cornell?

My plans post-Cornell are to go into real estate. I hope to work in an investor-relations position at a real estate company.

If you were to offer advice to incoming first-year students, what would you say?

My advice to incoming first-year students is to utilize everything the SHA [Nolan School] network has to offer. Hotelies love to help other Hotelies, and asking advice on courses and work can make a big difference.

What has been your favorite class at Cornell?

My favorite class at Cornell has been Management Communication (both I and II). Learning how to write memos and create/give presentations from a business standpoint is one of the most valuable skills I’ve learned. It is extremely useful from a career perspective and is a very important skill to have.

What internship has most impacted your career plans?

This summer, I’m interning at a real estate capital advisory firm in Manhattan. This is my first experience on the client-facing side of the real estate industry and I’m extremely happy in my position. This job has confirmed my desire to work on the client-facing side of real estate.

Which resources at Cornell and SHA [Nolan School] have helped you the most?

The Office of Student Services is an unbelievable resource that every incoming student should take advantage of. Everyone who works in the Office of Student Services is more than happy to help with any questions, from scheduling to career planning to questions about studying abroad.