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.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Even though today is an official school holiday, us, Hotelies, are hard at work, putting the last touches to the CHESS individual report. The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate our familiarity (and ABILITY!) to work with Excel and Word, but most importantly, to be able to write a business report or proposal, outlining all the points as well as items of analysis.
Since Mr. McCarthy and Mrs. McCarthy have allocated such a short time for the report to be due, many students have been scrambling all day. Because they acknowledge the fact that we are all focused and studious, they have provided us an extension of one hour before the report has to be finalized. Assigned from submitting a hard copy, all students must send the piece to Mr. McCarthy electronically in order for him to judge the formatting and the cohesiveness of it. Take note, future Hotelies! Be familiar with Microsoft Office products.
Potential ILC scholars, do not be surprised with having guest speakers come in weekly to talk about the hospitality industry because it is too dynamic for one or two instructors to cover all facets of this realm. Having a guest speaker is common on Statler Hotel grounds. Speaking to us today is Bryan, who has a Cornell degree under his belt and has worked with Royal Carribean cruises. Because he holds a higher position within his field, he manages and oversees a big chunk of the company. These presentations are rewarding to listen to, simply because the information the guest speakers provide have merely expanded my knowledge.
Back home, I wish I have been more exposed to guest speakers because there is such a shortage of them in schools. Learning should always go beyond the classroom, and I strongly believe that the Summer College has allowed me to do so. So far, I have been familiar with who the dean and the director are, as well as other respected faculty members on school ground. I must credit the education I have received back home because it has provided me a strong foundation to work with, preparing me more than ever to take on a college curriculum.