Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Another productive day....
Today we were finally separated into our project teams. I am working with this girl named Christine from Vancouver, this guy named Hunter, and a rising junior named Liz. They are very hospitable and seem easy to work with. I believe that our company project and our group CHESS simulation with go very well. In our company project, we will have to research a hotel corporation and present the facts to the class. My group was assigned Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts. It is a corporation headquartered just outside of the Greater London area. Since it is an international hotel group, I am very eager to do my research on it and compare it to the American companies.
We were also introduced to the essential programs behind business computing. We began working with and becoming acquainted with Microsoft Office 2007. It is somewhat confusing, but I think I can manage. Tonight for office hours I plan to explore Word 2007 as we will have our first quiz tomorrow. It is only a small test to see how well we know the word processing software, but I am still really nervous.
I must say, the CHESS hotel simulation program is so interesting. It is a large assignment for us, but I am not even considering it as an assignment. I look at it more like a game. There are so many different features to it, including tracking advertisement values, charting revenues, and the program also has a live database that changes every so often and tells how many rooms are being booked, occupied, and dropped. It is amazing. Tomorrow will be our first day to get hands on with the program. I am so anxious to try it out.