I feel for Britney. I really do. I’ve always backed her and almost never laugh at her. In fact, I think she’s pretty awesome. I was like, “oh man, Britney rocks cause she only deals in EXTREMES. I cut my hair off just this past weekend because I was sick of taking a flat iron [...]
Archive for February, 2007
Just in case you were concerned that, say, after the big giant ARCTIC BLAST, the residents of my house and I slipped on some ice, bonked our cute little heads and hours later woke up with an intense desire to clean our house, take our trash to the dump ever, evict the mice from our [...]
My palms were so sweaty that I had to wipe them on my dress every 20 seconds just to keep my fingers from slipping. I shot a desperate glance across the ensemble at my best friend Matt, hoping he’d toss me a martini or at the very least flash a reassuring smile. Unfortunately, despite his [...]
The Vagina Monologues start THIS WEEKEND! I’m doing one of the more controversial monologues, “The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could”, and if you don’t come just for that, well, the entire cast is AMAZING and the monologues are hilarious, moving, and educational. I have 4 tickets left for the Saturday night show (2/24) and 8 [...]
As part of the nationwide Panhellenic campaign “Stand Up, Stand Out,” a Kappa Delta sister of mine (Amanda) and I are in charge of the SUSO program for our chapter (sponsored by KD, not the university). We’re promoting positive self-image among women at Cornell with one message: you’re beautiful. Whether it’s your freckles that you [...]
One of my favorite moments on my campus tours comes up during the Q&A session when I am blessed with the opportunity to answer that question one mom never, ever fails to ask: “how often are classes canceled due to snow?” Perhaps I should be awarded Worst-Tour-Guide-Ever status for this, but I always say “oh, [...]
You know what, Hotel School? I should probably be happy that I didn’t spend my afternoon in finance class, staring blankly at a professor who says things like “Band of Investment” and expects me to think about anything besides bands that I’d invest in. I’m also certainly happy I wasn’t outside in Arctic Blast 07, [...]
I got my summer internship… and oh my god, is it fabulous. While banking internship interviews are causing most of Cornell to pee their pants or wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweats (ew and ew), I will be experiencing no such horrors. Great Performances, one of New York City’s most [...]
Ithaca, stop. Please stop. I totally respect that when the weather man makes a promise of 4 degree misery with windchill, you deliver; and thank you for that. Really. But I didn’t do anything to you, I don’t use aerosol hairspray and all my skincare products are organic. I recycle things and I don’t drive [...]
They’re everywhere. Navy ones, black ones, charcoal ones. Some with fugly ties or with white socks. Some accompanied by shirts that seem to be brave choices, others with the classic light blue button downs marked by the sweetly obvious telltale “my mommy ironed this over winter break” creases in the sleeves. The suits. Half of [...]
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 email@example.com. 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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