To give fair warning, this entry is pretty teen angsty and self-indulgent. But whatever. It’s no secret that Ivy League schools are hard sometimes. You won’t find any of us blogging about how we aren’t being challenged academically and we won’t be sitting around complaining about a lack of things to do. But in a [...]
Archive for April, 2007
Remember the event I was talking about a couple of months ago, tentatively themed the “Cornell Campaign for Real Beauty”? Well, over the last several weeks, hundreds of photographers from around the Cornell community have submitted images capturing their individual ideas of beauty. I’m pleased to announce that the unveiling of our exhibit, “Beauty Actually [...]
In the Sun today, a fairly serious piece was written about a video made by a Texas guy who applied to the class of 2008 and was rejected. Now, this is basically the greatest video ever, but before I get to that I’m a little weirded out by a couple things. I noticed a few [...]
As most of you know, Life on the Hill was a pilot program this year and the six of us were guinea piggies. We could have been smushed and discontinued for the 07-08 school year for many reasons, including but not limited to my incessant whining about everything, Ben‘s constant references to drinking, and Alex [...]
Last night, I snuggled up in bed circa 3 am after a successful Friday night at the bars with my usual hotelie crew. Since I had nothing on the agenda until my 1:00 tour today, I planned to sleep until at least 11. But no. Instead, I write to you from a couch in my [...]
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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