Lately, I have read so many articles about the “death of the date,” women my age complaining about how chivalry has fallen by the wayside in favor of the Saturday night hookup. However, after my first semester out on the dating circuit (and a semester freshman year too), I am going to have to beg [...]
Archive for December, 2006
Merry Chrismakkuh from Fort Bromberg in Vail, Colorado, USA!
Every time I come back to Dallas for winter break, I inevitably have at least one of these awkward conversations with a high school acquaintance… you know, where I explain that Cornell is not in Texas, that Ithaca and New York City are not interchangeable terms, and that yes, I am studying hotel administration; but [...]
“and for a moment both of you believe you can hear the city breathing. you are both tired; you want to be done.” -from “Rush Hour” by Catherine Hunter Finals week. Around 10:00 tonight, I stuck my business law final in the digital drop box in the Hotel School’s computer lab. Three hours of stressing [...]
Good news: I got a part in the Vagina Monologues! Even though I was a little hesitant to audition and didn’t exactly have high hopes for good results, everything worked out surprisingly well and I am pumped to get started. I can’t believe there was even a time where I hesitated. Speaking of hesitation, it’s [...]
For the past few years, Cornell’s Women’s Resource Center has put on a production of The Vagina Monologues to promote V-Day. This year, a Kappa Delta sister of mine is directing it; so, you know… why not try something new and go audition? Let me just preface this by letting you know that I am [...]
Sending love to Columbia because finals week over there seems as soulcrushing as finals week over here.
9:27 pm , May 13 , 2008
More than you ever needed to know.
My name is Jenna and I’m a senior Hotel Administration major (you know you’re jealous). I came here from Plano, TX, a huge suburb of Dallas where the high school football teams and the retail shopping experiences are top-notch. I graduated in 2004 from Plano West Senior High, a two-year public high school with around 1800 students. I’m now in Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration where the entire school is smaller than my graduating senior class, but I like it that way. Although we’re allowed to concentrate in specific areas within the Hotel Administration major– Finance or Food and Beverage, for example– I sort of spent the last 3 years dabbling in everything from culinary arts to hotel design to information systems. I’m thinking that I’d like to go into some sort of industry-related writing; maybe, like, travel magazine writing?
I’m just getting started on my senior year and could not be happier (or busier, really). I work as a Cornell tour guide, answering the phone for 254-INFO, working in the traffic/visitor information booths around campus, and writing back to those emails you send to firstname.lastname@example.org. True to my Southern roots, I’m a member of a sorority, Kappa Delta, and lived in the house with 35 of my sisters sophomore year. I’m involved in various hotelie clubs and worked as a function manager for Hotel Ezra Cornell, a weekend-long event where hotelies take over the Statler Hotel and showcase their talents to hundreds of guests who just happen to be the most influential leaders in the global hospitality industry. In 2007-2008, I take over as the executive director of the Vagina Monologues as part of the nationwide V-Day movement to stop violence against women. Freshman year, I played clarinet in the Cornell Wind Ensemble, bass clarinet in the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, and a little bit of both in the Cornell Chamber Orchestra. I served as Director of Tours for the Hotel School and am now the president of the Hotel School Ambassadors, the group of fabulous hotelies that give tours to prospective students and act as mentors to newly admitted freshmen. Also, I am one of the founding members of the Hotel School Student Advisory Board, a group of SHA students who meet with academic deans to discuss curriculum and other things that will help continuously improve our fabulous school. On top of all that, I had a column in the Cornell Daily Sun junior year (called “Fast Times at Statler High”) and remain on the Sun Op-Ed Board my senior year. I am also an editor of a news blog run by an outside firm, as well as a writer at Hotelchatter.com. Plus, I go out on the weekends… really, I do have a life. Kind of.
This year’s mission: find a job or get into grad school. And, um, graduate.
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