Cornell’s cross-functional offerings helped Josefina Hamren, MBA ’18, dive into her interests and grow as an innovator at two different times in her life. After graduating with a Johnson Cornell Tech MBA—she’s officially a “double Red.”
Although I’m well aware of how powerful the Hotelie network is, this trip really reaffirmed it for me. We were 2,631 miles away from Ithaca, but still somehow felt like everywhere we went, Cornell and SHA was with us.
Professor Russo mentioned the common phrase of “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.” What struck me was what he said next, which was something along the lines of: “and the only way you can do that is if you take your shoes off first.”
For me, it took stepping away from Sage Hall to truly appreciate what I have learned there. I spent the summer working in hospital administration at a children’s hospital in Utah and am completing my Park project with a local non-profit.
Johnson’s 10-day trip to Brazil was the centerpiece of a 1.5-credit course that combined classroom sessions and international travel to help MBAs develop a greater awareness of the business environment in Brazil.
As we formed our team for the consulting case competition, we purposefully leveraged the benefits of having individuals with diverse skillsets and backgrounds. We had no idea what a rewarding and defining experience was waiting for us in the following two months.