I have been working with senior management in hotels and restaurants for more than 20 years, and I have to say that the training received at Cornell has provided me with a series of very valuable tools for professional growth. Running a hotel successfully today is a highly collaborative process that involves many roles, perseverance, effort, and a significant share of leadership — only with the extra commitment to go the extra mile will results come.
It’s been a crazy year but dipping my toes into something completely new and out of the ordinary for me was really exciting. After earning this certificate, I no longer just buy wines for the art on the label (welp, sometimes!) but for what is actually said on the label. I can walk through the wine store with more confidence than before and now treat myself and others to some real gems even before trying the bottles out.
Going back to school at 45 years old and taking 16 courses was a trip, but I have to say that I appreciated it so much more than when I was younger. I was able to study the concepts at night and apply them the very next morning at work. If you’re thinking about doing something like this, don’t hesitate!
My experience with eCornell was life-changing, door-opening. I was awestricken, thinking, “Wow, I can change my future!” I started out looking for an avenue of further education to improve my current role, and also to show my 2 kids that a single mom in her 40’s CAN do anything. I took an interest in what Cornell had to offer so I applied! And just like that, my journey began. I learned more about my role as a Purchasing Agent, and I’m able to utilize my learned skills on a daily basis. I’m very eager to learn more — Procurement Strategy is only the beginning.”
Meet Nakia Hall. She’s using the knowledge she gained from her Diversity and Inclusion certificate to supplement her professional knowledge of D&I in the workplace.
“I completed my Women in Leadership Certificate during the most challenging year of my adult life, and I came out of the experience a better career woman and leader, in both my personal and professional life. My certificate gave me an escape of the precarious world around me, and encouraged me to walk the tightrope and make it across.”
Christine Judson completed certificates in Hospitality Marketing and Revenue Management.