| April 6, 2021
Imagine you’re a college student or recent graduate attending one of the many networking events held each year in the hospitality industry. Everywhere you look, there are high-ranking executives from any number of companies engaged in conversations. It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce yourself, and perhaps, from that interaction, land that internship or first job. But, do you have the confidence and skills to approach an executive or leader in the industry and promote your “personal brand?”
The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration has created an experiential networking program to expand students’ life and networking skills to add value and grow their knowledge, interpersonal people skills and experience to help them succeed in business and life. The program is overseen by the institute’s academic codirectors and professors—Linda Canina, Georges C. and Marian St. Laurent professor in applied business management and professor of finance; and David Sherwyn, John and Melissa Ceriale professor of hospitality human resources.