I can’t believe it’s finally here. I’ve been anticipating my journey to New York ever since I was accepted into the Ivy League Connections Program. The whole application process only seemed like yesterday. And now, I’m only one blink away from the Big Red. Time really does fly.
Aside from googling the 11 Hotel companies assigned for the Hotel Operations Management program pre-assignment, I found it helpful to research some other chains that were not included on the list, such as the Hyatt and the Accor. Also signing up for the free online news feed from www.hotel-online.com/News/Subs/mailme.html is an effective way to collect information regarding the present-day hotel industry. Thanks Alvin for sharing!
In addition to learning about hotels, Mrs. Heather Madland encouraged me to utilize all of the resources during my stay at Cornell. For me, writing does not come as easily as my peers and I have already made improving my writing a summer goal. Attending workshops and seeking mentoring are on my to-do list at Cornell this summer will definitely help me improve. If anyone else is interested in enhancing their writing, let me know and we can team up! Also, I am positive there are workshops for other subject areas so do use them if needed. Please spread the word!
I know that all six of the Cornell-bound Hercules High students are ready for our amazing adventure in New York. We will gather a lot of information and work as diligently as we can, but let us not forget that we will also have a great time this summer!
Being allowed an opportunity like this was something I couldn’t dream of happening two years ago. And now, I know I am extremely excited and mentally prepared for the experience. Big Red, here I come in a blink!