MS in Hospitality Industry Studies
Alumna, Class of 2011
As an undergraduate student at Cornell University, Jacqueline Waldman majored in history, but it was her electives taken through the University’s hotel school that inspired her the most. Upon graduation, she enrolled in the MS in Hospitality Industry Studies program at the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality.
"I liked the small classes," says Waldman, "as well as the mix of adjunct faculty members who come to class from their offices, bringing their real-world experience with them. New York City was another advantage. Here, I can literally walk to leading hotels."
Waldman’s studies included branding strategy and hotel financing. Experiential highlights included a consulting project for Hyatt, an internship with the Jumeirah Essex House, and a leadership role in the Tisch Center’s Hospitality and Tourism Society, a group that regularly consults with managers of Manhattan properties.
Her stellar performance earned Waldman the Ricelle "Bunny" Grossinger Hospitality Award, presented to a student with outstanding potential for leadership in the hospitality and tourism industry. She is now interviewing for an analyst position at a hospitality consulting firm.