Once a Hotelie, Always a Hotelie

The connections made within Statler Hall and the Statler Hotel are long-lasting. Hotelies continue to lift each other up long after the tassels are turned, as they collectively break barriers within the hospitality industry.

Wherever your journey takes you, the Cornell Nolan School’s alumni network will always make you feel at home—after all, we’re known for hospitality. As a Hotelie, you’re part of an exceptional community that starts before orientation and continues beyond your 50th Reunion.

Nolan School Alumni: Continuing a Culture of Hospitality

Nolan School alumni are a living example of the life is service motto at the school. These esteemed alumni are business leaders, hospitality innovators, and compassionate managers. Their industry connections keep the school at the hub of the hospitality ecosystem and propel current students to success.

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Nolan School Alumni Events 

Business never stops, and neither do Nolan School events, which feature faculty, alumni, and industry experts. Attend an in-person or online event to keep your pulse on the school, industry happenings, and network with fellow alumni and potential future colleagues, our amazing current students.


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Connect and Reconnect: Nolan School Alumni Directory

A strong network is a business superpower. Connect and reconnect with your fellow Hotelies via CornellConnect. Through this Cornell platform, you can connect with Hotelies and alumni from across the university.

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Grow Your Team with Hotelies

Your education prepared you well for your professional success. Find future coworkers who are just as well-prepared and eager to live a life of service through the Career Management Center (CMC). The CMC can assist you in finding the right fit to round out your team with full-time hires or student interns.

Contact CMC
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Help a Hotelie: Become a Nolan School Mentor

Successful careers are not built alone. Odds are you had a mentor or two that helped you along your professional journey. Becoming a Nolan School mentor allows you to be that for someone earlier in their career. You might just find you learn from your mentee as well! Mentorship opportunities within the Nolan School are varied and can take the traditional one-on-one route or include group mentoring sessions. Visit CUeLINKS to start your mentorship journey.

Become a Mentor

Continue Your Education with Alumni Learning Opportunities at the Nolan School

Develop your skills and continue learning. You can access Cornell University content, earn a certificate, take a course, or visit the Nolan School on campus for professional development programs.

Experience Edutainment

As a Hotelie, your Cornell NetID and password grant you access to live and on-demand programming from the Nolan School, the college, and the university. Peruse the varied content  from podcasts and project demos to keynotes and concerts.

ACCESS CONTENT

Executive Education at the Nolan School

Executive education options within the SC Johnson College of Business can help you take your career to the next level. Courses are available in various formats allowing you to continue learning from the top faculty at the SC Johnson College of Business

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION OPTIONS

Special Cornell Alumni Rates at eCornell 

Through eCornell, you can access more than 170 programs. Explore hospitality digital marketing? Want to dive into negotiation mastery? Learn how to build a more inclusive workplace? Whatever you wish to learn, Cornell alumni receive a special rate. 

VIEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS


Supporting Alumni: Career Services and Professional Support

Career support for Hotelies doesn’t end at graduation. Nolan School alumni continue to have access to career tools and resources offered through the school. Resources are available to assist Hotelies looking to earn a promotion, experiencing a mid-career transition, or relocating and needing a new professional network, the Nolan School can help.

Online Resources and Career Coaching

Access online career resources and one-on-one consultations with Nolan School alumni career coaches. 

SEE CAREER RESOURCES

Join Nolan School Alumni on LinkedIn

Join the official Nolan School LinkedIn group, where students, staff, faculty, and alumni share information, connections, and opportunities.

 CONNECT ON LINKEDIN

Cornell Alumni Career Support 

As a member of the Nolan School and college of business community, you also have access to incredible career resources, content, and events offered at the university level. 

CORNELL ALUMNI SUPPORT


Hotelie Stories

Staying up to date with campus is made easier through Nolan School-related content. Stories about how Nolan School alumni, students, and faculty are living their life of service can be enjoyed in many forms, from features on BusinessFeed to student-produced podcasts.

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Cornell Nolan School on Youtube

Explore what’s happening with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business through the college’s YouTube channel.

WATCH NOW

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Present Value Podcast

Hear directly from students in the Present Value podcast, a student-produced show. Episodes feature conversions with industry thought leaders. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

LISTEN NOW


Nolan School BusinessFeed

Nolan School BusinessFeed is regularly updated with news, features, profiles, and other stories relating to the school.

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January 23, 2023

Where Are They Now? Chris Kirby ’14

Chris Kirby '14 is the creator of Ithaca Hummus and participant in the Pillsbury Business Plan Competition

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July 12, 2022

A Vlogger’s Journey from Ithaca to Istanbul

Nolan Hotel School graduate Doug Barnard ’18 uses his YouTube travel channel to do the greatest good on the global stage.

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June 21, 2022

100 years of Cornell Hospitality: Alumni Celebrate at Gala

Over 300 alumni of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration walked the red carpet at the 13th annual Icons and Innovators (I&I) Awards gala.

Get More Involved with Your Alma Mater

Are you interested in upcoming Nolan School alumni events, student mentoring and advisory board opportunities, and other Cornell alumni initiatives that might be a good fit for you?