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6 months ago
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Has anyone been accepted into the Cornell Hotel School?

I want to ask if you have any tips to make my admission stand out and increase my chances of getting into Cornell hotel school.

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6 months ago[edited]

Unfortunately you might not get the answers you're looking for because most people who use CollegeVine are currently going through or will go through the admissions process. Having said that, I'll add my two cents and try to help out as best as possible.

I think one of the biggest things you can do is make sure you have some form of work experience. Whether that experience is from a hotel, restaurant, something tourism related, it shouldn't matter too much. The main thing is to make sure you have the experience. An internship would also fit here if you can manage to snag one. Even better if you can work + get an internship.

Consider checking out Cornell's summer precollege program too. It can help demonstrate some interest to the school but more importantly you can take some classes related to your interests and figure out if it's actually something you want to pursue for 4 years.

In terms of ECs I would try to focus on getting some business related ones on your profile. From starting your own business or just joining business related clubs at school and trying to get a leadership position in them - both will work. Here's some ideas for business ECs: https://blog.collegevine.com/extracurriculars-for-high-schoolers-interested-in-studying-business/

EDIT: I'm not sure how I forgot to include this but we actually have a blog post that's fairly related. Check it out: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-i-got-into-cornell-university/

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