B.S., Hotel and Resort Management
Hotel Administration Major at Cornell University
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Hometown Rye Brook, New York
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2021
First Gen College StudentNo

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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Hotel and Resort Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

Every morning I follow the same routine: I drive to school, park in the senior lot, and go inside. I visit my locker, and get my books for the morning. Then I walk down the hall, retrieve the familiar blue and white lanyard keychain from my backpack, and unlock the nondescript door in front of me. I have arrived at my home away from home – the Blind Brook Marketplace. It all began one day in eighth grade: an interest meeting...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
594 Words
I am an anomaly among my peers. While many of them wrestle with the uncertainty of not knowing what they want to do or be in the future, I have always known. Even in elementary school, when the popular options were superhero or sports legend, I had altogether different aspirations. If you had asked me then, my answer would be the same as it is today: I want to work in the hospitality industry. When I traveled as a child,...

School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
204 Words
If you're applying to Cornell early decision, you absolutely must be passionate about Cornell. Not only must Cornell be your first choice, but it must be a school that you are willing to pour your heart and soul into. While that may sound ridiculous, it's true. The majority of ED applicants to Cornell are in some way connected to the University,...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
442 Words
Simply put, "Ithaca is Gorges". Some people, however, are put off by Cornell's location. Cornell is what we call 'centrally isolated'. Getting to Ithaca is a pain – once you get off the highway (no matter which direction you're coming from), you need to drive a minimum of 40 minutes on local roads to actually reach Cornell. If you're concerned about driving, be aware that there are a lot of transportation options both around and to/from Ithaca. Within the city, you can use the TCAT Bus service to get anywhere – freshmen at Cornell have free unlimited bus passes, while upperclassmen recieve...
Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
212 Words
I don't have much experience with this particular facet of the applications process, but I do have one small piece of advice regarding recommendations from college coaches, professors, etc. The summer before my senior year, I participated in a three-week summer course at Cornell. One of my professors, who happened to serve on the admissions committee for the Hotel School, made this point...

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
78 Words
If there's a school that you absolutely have your heart set on – try to do a summer program there the summer before your...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
140 Words
I never used a private admissions counselor, nor do I believe that one is necessary to succeed. Most people have a lot of resources that they can use throughout the process (which are all available for free). One of the most valuable...
What set me apart from other applicants
131 Words
One of the largest advantages I had in the college process were my near-perfect test scores. I only applied to one school (Cornell), where the average test scores, while very high, were not as close to perfect as mine...
My advice about getting recommenders
263 Words
Recommendations – the one component of your application that you are never able to see. Many students have a lot of difficulty finding teachers to write their letters of recommendation, but it should not be a difficult or stressful process. First of all, try to make sure that your recommenders were either your sophomore or junior year teacher. If the last time you had a teacher was freshmen year, and you're asking them for a recommendation at the end of...
What I’d change about my application process
129 Words
I think it would have been great to have had more fun during the process – but my method, while risky, worked perfectly. If you're applying to a school ED, and know that you'll hear back on or before December 1...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
243 Words
I am fortunate in that I did not need financial aid in order to attend Cornell. For that reason, what I'll say is mostly applicable to applicants in a similar position. Try to find merit-based/application-based (non-need-based) scholarships! There's a great website called Niche that I had signed up for near the beginning of my senior year. It tracks possible scholarship opportunities and keeps you updated on the status of ones that...
Post-college plans
271 Words
Most people that know me have always known that I wanted to go to Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, but for many, that was the extent of what they knew about my career. And, in all honesty, that group included myself. I had worked so long to get into Cornell, but once I did, I didn't really know what I wanted to do within the hospitality industry. But that was okay! Some of my friends have their hearts set on certain...

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