Apply now to become a part of our Connect Entrepreneurial Hotelies Mentor Network
Applications for the spring 2016 semester are due Friday, February 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (EST).
The Connect Entrepreneurial Hotelies Mentor Network is a program that connects School of Hotel Administration students with Cornell SHA alumni entrepreneurs. The benefit of connecting students with alumni is for their shared experience of being "hotelies"—a moniker that distinguishes them from the entire Cornell community. Building on this shared experience, the program’s mission is twofold—to develop the careers of budding entrepreneurs and to strengthen ties with the School of Hotel Administration community. As hotelies, mentors and students have a mutual understanding of the hospitality industry, which facilitates the process of bringing a new business idea to maturity.
Beginning in 2016 the Connect Entrepreneurial Hotelies Mentor network will employ Gallup’s Entrepreneurial Profile 10 (EP10) to help participants discover more of their entrepreneurial talents. The profiles will allow mentors and students to explore the students’ established entrepreneurial talents. Both mentors and students are required to commit 15 hours to the program throughout the year.
For fourteen Cornell University students, their trip to attend the annual HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo in Las Vegas was a capstone for their hospitality and labor-related education.Read more »
Applications for the 2018 program are being accepted on a rolling-admissions basis. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and early application is encouraged.Read more »
Statler Hotel's Taverna Banfi donates to earthquake relief effortRead more »
The Inn at Taughannock, a luxury boutique hotel managed by Hotelie Brian Simon '04, will be closing after Thanksgiving for renovations.Read more »
Edgard Sanchez was working a secure warehouse job. A veteran of the U.S. military having transitioned back to civilian life, he could easily have stayed where he was, comfortable in the day-to-day routine of earning a steady paycheck for an honest day’s work. But he knew there was something more for him...Read more »