If this year was a TV show, the season finale probably would have been about as heartwrenching and inconclusive as the last Greys Anatomy. Itâ€™s no secret that this semester kind of sucked for me, but near the end, a bunch of crappy stuff happened that left me in dire need of a break before [...]
Archive for May, 2007
Ok, finals are underway. I took my Toilets exam this week and the bonus question was pretty sweet: “what did you learn in this class that you’ll use later on in your career or life?” Well, now I know not to put Draino in the toilet, for one thing. I also know not to freak [...]
It was the second night of Freshman Orientation. I was walking through Collegetown and the air was cool in a way that only late summer sunsets in Ithaca are– breezy and damp with an unmistakable scent in the wind that makes the whole campus feel alive. I possessed the classic overeager enthusiasm shared by most [...]
This has been a big year for change. It’s been a transition year of sorts, where the things that were important to me the first two years here suddenly were… not so much. Some things simply weren’t making me happy anymore, some things I had no control over losing. But alas, I did learn that [...]
Oh, Slope Day. There is nothing appropriate that I can say about yesterday’s Slope Day festivities except that it was a mess. A wonderful, memorable, incredibly fun mess that started around 9:00 am and lasted the entire day. I’m grateful that we were rewarded for this year’s insufferably cold and absurdly long winter by being [...]
Well guys, apparently Cornell is easy now. Who knew? Now, I was parked in the corner of the Statler student lounge, as per usual, and my friend Scott picked up the paper, read this article, looked up and asked, “um WHO is getting good grades?” We all just kind of stared at him. Wasn’t us. [...]
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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