The following interview was conducted by Tisch Center student worker, Haley Park.
How have you grown during your time at NYU?
The past 4 years have been super great. I started working on campus as an admissions ambassador, had a lot of internship experiences and studied abroad. I have grown a lot professionally and also in my aspirations.
Is there one internship or class you had during your undergraduate experience that stands out to you?
My first class, Lodging Industry Structures & Strategies, taught by Dr. Bjorn Hanson, really reiterated the fact that I wanted to pursue hospitality. Dr. Hanson has been really great to my professional growth since he has also been my faculty advisor, so he really has been with me throughout the entire process. I also have a minor in architecture and urban design, and one of my favorite classes in that area has been Shaping the Urban Environment.
What are your plans after graduation?
I am going to be working for Ernst & Young as a Construction and Real Estate Advisory Consultant. This job will be combining what I learned in hospitality and architecture and applying it to construction and real estate.
What will you take away from your 4 years at NYU?
I will take away all the opportunities that I’ve had at NYU through my involvement with student leadership, internship experiences, and the classes I have taken that has shaped what I will be doing in my future career after NYU.
What piece of advice would you give to undergraduate students?
Start early. On your first day at NYU, take advantage of the resources. Don’t limit yourself to one thing because there are truly endless opportunities at this school. Make sure you try everything. Also, without my professors and the connections that I’ve formed, I wouldn’t have been able to get my first job and my internships. Definitely utilize all NYU has to offer.