Last summer I was offered the opportunity to join charity: water—a non-profit organization leading the charge to solve the global water crisis—as their first MBA intern within the partnerships team.
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.”
Entering Johnson at the age of 20, I was apprehensive of being labeled the ‘baby of the class.’ But I was amazed at how my classmates treated me with the same respect and love as they did any another student.
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.
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.
There were 25 students in the AGSM exchange program across several business schools, including two of my Johnson colleagues. Here are some insights into my study abroad experience in Australia.
Twenty students from the Hotel School witnessed firsthand how Royal Caribbean International successfully operates its cruises after they boarded the Enchantment of the Seas in February for a three-day experiential learning trip to the Bahamas.