Rush is the first and most important week in a young lady’s college career. Preparation for a rushee begins months in advance: it takes some serious string-pulling to somehow get a letter of reference from an alumna in every sorority she is considering, not to mention some big bucks dropped on sundresses at Neiman’s. During [...]
Archive for January, 2007
So…tragedy. I was able to get into the Handguns PE course that I wanted, but the only section I could get into conflicts with a required class I have. Bummer! That would have been pretty badass, right? “Yeah, I can’t hang out this afternoon, I have to go to the shooting range. Sorry dude.” I’m [...]
Read this column. And then go vote for Julia Levy, she’s awesome.
Tonight my housemate and I decided to go all Nancy Drew on the foul smell that has been terrorizing the kitchen. Normally we aren’t opposed to living in squalor, but since said stench has started to creep into the living room and disturb our otherwise blissful enjoyment of the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, we investigated. [...]
I am dying to answer the questions I got about sorority recruitment (coming up next week woohoo). Unfortunately, I need to hold off on my exhaustive account of what exactly is involved in “rush week” because all panhellenic sorority women– which includes me, Jen, and Nikki– are doing something called “strict silence” right now. In [...]
This week, I am essentially a full-time Information Specialist (ok, Senior Information Specialist if you want to get technical. Yes yes kind of a big deal) and will be spending my days raking in the dollars and my evenings doing very little since nobody is back on campus yet. Bouncing around the other 5 Life [...]
Guess what? I’m going back to Ithaca tomorrow. I’m sure my excitement is radiating from the computer screen and warming your heart as you read this. Texas is lovely, my friends are the best, and the sightseeing has been fantastic (fur coats in 50 degree weather are a nice treat), but it’s time for me [...]
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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