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.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Guest Lecturer: PART 2
Today Ms. Heather Fortenberry, the admissions counselor here at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, swung back to give all the Hotelies some insight. Even though she wanted to lean toward the hospitality aspect, she did answer all the other questions in relation to admissions, in general.
Among some of the key facts that were brought upon in our conversation included the fact that Cornell had over 800 school clubs, and that pupils could obtain their master's degree from the Hotel College in one year. Impressive, right?
After hearing the presentation, it dawned on me that college applications were right around the corner. It was about time to generate a list, comprising of the many prospective colleges I plan to apply to this fall. As marvelous as it had been, in terms of staying at Cornell, I felt like it didn't whet my curiosity enough for me to clearly distinguish this particular institution as "The One." I understood that I still had some time to discuss my college options with Ms. Kim over the summer. Since the Ivy League Connection consistently stressed the importance of culling a college that "fits," I had always been determined to find the best overall institution that I felt best suited my needs or wants or both.
Having college presentations held at Hercules High, or as a matter-of-factly, at areas around the school district, proved to be beneficial. From the many schools that I had been exposed to, I had already cherry-picked my favorite ones: Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Columbia. Of course, I would also love to apply to California schools, simply because some of them had always been the cream of the crop in the West Coast.