The saga continues. It’s looking like the only reason I’m going to be graduating on time (pending a passing grade in Finance, obvi) is because of my AP scores from high school, which are being credited towards my free elective requirements. Apparently, I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was doing for the last [...]
Archive for August, 2007
My $4.00 engagement ring was my best friend this summer. My $4.00 engagement ring was no-fail skeevey-dude repellent at bars. If a skeevey guy approached me and started talking, I held up the ring, said I had a fiancee, and the skeevey dude would walk away. If the dude wasn’t skeevey, I’d hold up the [...]
First of all, you KNOW it’s a bad situation when you’re first reunited with your classmates in the walk-in freezer at school, the coolness-oasis you’ve all flocked to in an attempt to regulate your body temperatures after hiking up from Collegetown to class. Seriously. It’s been so hot that none of us can sleep, so [...]
The saga begins. My parents are not going to think this is very funny since they pay my tuition, but if I don’t keep my act together this year, I’m not going to graduate. That’s right. Last semester, the finance monster (HA 321) was victorious in what I’d thought to be the final round 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 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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