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.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
What the future entails
I found this topic to be extremely interesting. Not only can we predict the success of the hotel in the future, we also learned to analyze various data recorded and use those data to evaluate performance. So far, we learned a lot about the different business strategies that would enable a hotel to be more profitable. Now we can finally dissect the pros and cons of each business strategy in order to find the optimal mix.
To follow up on the statistic analysis, we also had a lecture on the basics of Microsoft Excel 2007. We learned how to use basic functions from creating new sheets to applying pre-designed formulas to using pivot tables.
It is so exciting to learn that after transferring data to Excel, a few buttons pressed here and there can provide the user excellent analysis of statistic information. And with that information, we can learn more about the future and to make the best of what will inevitably come.
~ Yueming W.