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
Learning about CHESS is the highlight of my day. This computer simulation is used to help us learn to develop effective business strategies to successfully run a 250-room hotel for 6 weeks. I will virtually experience many aspects of managing a hotel -- controlling customer bookings, determining associate wages, managing hotel sales and such. In order to finish this virtual simulation within a few class periods, each day is set to approximately 2-3 minutes (when we first start it will be around 10 minutes) so I will have to manage many different tasks within short periods of time. Efficiency is a key to the hotel industry, and in business in general, as Professor Marc McCarthy stated during our lecture and CHESS will help me develop better efficiency. I can't wait until we actually start working on CHESS. It will be fun!