Saturday, March 20, 2010

Preparing For A Great Summer

First of all, I would like to formally thank Mr. Ramsey, Mrs. Kronenberg, and Don Gosney for their continued support and encouragement as the seven Cornellians prepare for an extraordinary and rigorous three weeks at the prestigious Cornell University. I am extremely excited to be attending Cornell and am looking forward to the many activities and opportunities that we will have the privilege of participating in as members of the ILC, such as college tours at Syracuse, Colgate, University of Rochester, and, of course, residing and studying at the beautiful Cornell University.

I would also like to acknowledge everything they have done to prepare us for the program. So far, the Hotel students have had two training sessions with Mr. Ramsey, Mrs. Kronenberg, and Don at the Hercules Public Library. At these training sessions, we have learned about Microsoft Office 2007, which is a very important aspect of Cornell’s Hotel Management and Operations program. To help us recognize the type (and quality) of work we will be expected to produce, we studied examples provided by former Hotel student, Yueming Wang. One invaluable gift we received from Don at our first training session was a beautifully illustrated step-by-step Microsoft Office 2007 handbook.

As I read through the Cornell blog from last year and look through all the pictures, I can easily visualize where we will be in just a few months and I can’t wait!


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  2. Beilul,

    How wonderful to hear from you. Both sets of Cornell cohorts have a great advantage over many of the other programs that the ILC team members will be participating in: we know for sure how to prepare you.

    While there are no text books that can prepare you for the Hotel Management program we know how important the mastery of the software can be to the success of our students. And being able to tap into the history of the Hotel Management students we sent last year is an invaluable asset to us all. All praises to Yueming not only for her ability to impart her experiences but also for her willingness to help.

    There's no question that the better prepared you all are before getting on that plane the greater your advantage over your classmates.

    You're all smart or otherwise we wouldn't be investing in you as we are. Since the reports, PowerPoint presentations and spread sheets are such an important and integral part of this class, we're working hard to make sure you have a mastery of the Office Suite before you actually need those skills. Many of your classmates will be struggling to figure out how to use the software while you're using your skills to show what you've learned about the hotel business.

    We have confidence, Beilul, in you, Chris and Jacky just as we have confidence in Andrew1, Andrew2, Dyana and Alex in the Freedom & Justice Program.