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. I know I have a well-grounded background in so many different areas due to how much SHA has rigorously prepared me.
If you were to offer advice to incoming first-year students, what would you say?
- Be open-minded.
- Act like a sponge and take in as much as possible.
- Take advantage of the resources available to you.
I now send questions to professors on a regular basis, utilize the communication center, and stop by Student Services whenever I need to.
What is your definition of diversity as it relates to your Cornell experience?
Differences in thought, culture, and experiences are what I consider to be diversity. At SHA, I've met some amazing people who have different backgrounds and experiences that I can truly learn from. My SHA experience would simply not be the same if I was not exposed to such interesting and diverse people.
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