Professional Development Program (PDP) Reviews

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Manfred Kaineder

Hotel Director
Costa Crociere

★★★★★

Amazing courses! Amazing lecturer! Amazing colleagues you meet from all over the world!



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Oscar Salvi

Hotel Director
Costa Crociere

★★★★★

I really enjoyed. Great to improve my knowledge.



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Stefano Ferrari

Hotel Director
Costa Crociere

★★★★★

It has been again this year an outstanding experience. Great professors, motivating lessons. promising networking with other students, and indeed a great value.



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Ray De La Cadena

Banquet Captain
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

★★★★★

PDP gave me the best tools to maximize the revenue of the business and the opportunity to grow in my career, and to share great experiences with each participant.



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Bennett Attakorah

Rooms Division Manager
The Royal Senchi Hotel & Resort

★★★★★

Happy to have the opportunity of interacting with an instructor who has extensive experience/knowledge and is able to enlighten me about revenue management. Illustrations right on point and experiences from all over the world at one place.



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Eri Nakamura

Front Reservation Assistant Chief
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

★★★★★

Meeting professionals from all over the world was very meaningful for my future career. It was certainly an experience of a lifetime. I would definitely like to come back again.



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Katie Jacquemin

Hotel Manager
Four Seasons

★★★★★

I was unsure what to expect from the program. Today, at the end of the program I feel like I "woke up" to so many situations and awareness of behaviors. The practical approach and tools we received will certainly bring a return to myself and my team. Susan was amazing!



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Ben Assor


ESCP Europe

★★★★★

PDP was an incredible experience where I had the opportunity to meet so many different people and such inspiring lectures. Courses were so incredible!



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Ines Collet


ESCP Europe

★★★★★

Great experience! I highly recommend this PDP if you want to receive knowledge from real experts!



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Bogdan Florian Nica

Manager Onboard Marketing
Holland America Line

★★★★★

Veni, Vidi, Vici!



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Robert Martis

Manager on Duty
Avila Beach Hotel

★★★★★

Excellent education program, great school!



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Alessandro Marossa

Hotel Director / Manager
Costa Cruise Line

★★★★★

A excellent experience that empowered my knowledge and know-how held by the most knowledgeble professionals in the business.



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Stefano Ferrari


★★★★★

This has been indeed an amazing experience at Cornell.

This has been indeed an amazing experience at Cornell. I had the chance to improve my competences and perform a very effective networking with several people and managers from all over the world. All courses I took were really professional and stimulating participation and active listening at the same time. Thank you again.
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Petra Fröderberg

Sales Manager
Scandinavian Hotels E-Commerce Center

★★★★★

Everything together made it an experience of a lifetime and I would recommend it to everyone!

One of the best things I´ve done in my life! The knowledge and the enthusiasm of the professors, the other participants that I would never have met if I didn´t come and the nature and surroundings at campus. Everything together made it an experience of a lifetime and I would recommend it to everyone!



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Andhy Irawan Kristyanto

C.E.O
DAFAM Hotel Management ( DHM )

★★★★★

Great Experience and study at Cornell with experts, useful to implement at my organization as well as share with my team.



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Ognjen Oro


Princess Cruises

★★★★★

The Leadership course that I attended was indeed inspirational experience

Leadership Course that I attended was indeed inspirational experience. Dean Kate Walsh lecturing style, structure of the course and participants involved, created unique creative energy that made me improve way of thinking and gave me more ideas how to improve my leadership style. I hope I will attend more PDP courses in future on this prestigious university.



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Fanny Coutant-Nevoux

A professional and personnal development.
Msc in Hospitality and Tourism Management at ESCP Europe Business School

★★★★★

The PDP program is a comprehensive experience thanks to a combination of high-level classes and lecturers as well as the opportunity to meet worldwide hospitality professionals.

The PDP program is a comprehensive experience thanks to a combination of high-level classes and lecturers as well as the opportunity to meet worldwide hospitality professionals.
Also, Cornell's staff did his best to create a convivial atmosphere.
Undoubtedly, these two weeks in this campus will remain beneficial for my future career and opened my mind to a new vision.



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Matthew Koehler

Front Office Manager
Baur au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland

★★★★

It was a pleasure to join the recent summer PDP. Especially the exchange with our colleagues and the program itself were great. Unfortunately the groups were sometimes too large and it was unproductive to place large groups of one company or enterprise in the same PDP class. That led to unproductive work and a high school atmosphere with grown ups.



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Sandro Merello

Fantastic experience
Princess Cruises

★★★★★

I did the course on Innovation with high expectations, and I must say that they were all met! Prof Enz is one of the smartest persons I have ever met, and she managed to keep our interest always to the highest level. I learn a lot that I am using daily as I am in a contest where we are going through a lot of changes. I wish I will be able to do more courses in the future, as I am sure that this...

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Harris Makun

Rooms Division Manager
The Wheatbaker Lagos

★★★★★

The quality of the classes were exceptional and the content of immense value.

It was another fun visit to the School of Hotel Administration for two more PDP programmes to complete my certification in Strategic Management. The quality of the classes were exceptional and the content of immense value. It would be criminal not to also mention the hospitality from Shara and her young Team. They pretty much had everything covered and didn't leave you with anything else to ...

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Thai Reznich

Senior Specialist, Guest Operations
Princess Cruises

★★★★★

Excellent, Prof. Alex Susskind did an incredible job with the course. Much appreciated and looking forward to hopefully participating again in the future.



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Sonia Orjuela

Executive Housekeeper
Holland America

★★★★★

I took Strategic Leadership and found this course really interesting, knowledgeable and very practical. I really enjoyed it.



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Ludovic Simon

Director of Food & Beverage
Hyatt

★★★★★

An amazing welcoming, organization and content delivered by an iconic hotelier, truly a memorable experience. Thank you for everything.



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Stéphanie Paillart

Msc in Hospitality and Tourism Management
ESCP Europe Business School

★★★★★

I got international contacts from hospitality professionals, hotel property owners and development companies.

I had an amazing experience within the PDP program. This program will be a definitely great tool for my career. I got international contacts from hospitality professionals, hotel property owners and development companies. Teachers bring many concrete examples through story telling and make the class very dynamic. Thank you Cornell for everything I learnt during those 2 weeks.



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Ana Chivite

Hotel Manager
MERCURE MADRID CENTRO HOTEL

★★★★

Everything was good, maybe a Little be short :)