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, July 7, 2009
What I admire most about attending this college course is that Mr. McCarthy and Mrs. McCarthy frequently incorporates technology or other media within the curriculum. For example, Mrs. McCarthy have shown us snippets of pre-recorded news segments on hotel horrors, from the irregularity of laundering bed linens to the poor cleansing of glassware.
Especially in this class, which mirrors a business setting, teamwork has been constantly stressed by the two professors. Rather than laying fault on one particular individual, it takes a team to cooperate and to put their heads together to find a beneficial solution. Though it may never be easy, it takes a little of time, patience, and what else? Compromising!
Taking this course means much more than having a glimpse of the business sector. The hospitality skills I have gained thus far have taught me to become a better person, be it for personal or professional reasons.
All I can say about this course is that...I have killed two birds with one stone. Score!