Student Agencies officially welcomed new leaders into its organization last night, as it continued its tradition “to provide Cornell students [with] extraordinary life experiences by allowing them to run their own businesses,” according to Andrea Hemauer ’02, the organization’s president.
Student Agencies welcomed Allison Doliner ’03 as the new manager of Big Red Shipping & Storage. Alicia Horbaczewski ’05 was selected to become the assistant manager of Big Red Shipping & Storage. Daniel Garblik ’04 and Sajan Hansji ’05 also joined Student Agencies as assistant managers for Campus Promotions and S.A. Properties respectively, two businesses of Student Agencies.
Campus Promotions oversees the planning and distribution of the Greek Directory, the Ithaca Gorge, a dining guide for Ithaca’s restaurants, and the Super Savers Coupon Book. S.A. Properties is a real estate business that manages the commercial space that includes Rulloff’s, Tops, Bibi Maizoon’s, and the 409 and 407 apartment complexes on College Ave.
Cornell students manage all aspects of the seven businesses that comprise Student Agencies, which include Big Red Shipping & Storage, Campus Promotions, S.A. Properties, Hired Hands Moving Co., Travel Services, Image Tuxedoes and a independent research group. Student managers for these businesses are selected after an intensive interview process and are compensated both with a salary and commission based on the profits that their respective businesses earn.
The new managers and assistants were enthusiastic about their new positions.
“I am excited for the opportunity to implement all aspects of a business from sales to marketing to recruiting employees to setting up their schedules,” Horbaczewski said.
“This year we hope to make customer service a lot more valuable and reliable and put Big Red Shipping & Storage’s name out there,” she said.
Horbaczewski expects to work 40 hours a week during the peak months of December and May.
“It will be a little intimidating having two new managers for the business, but we have received so much feedback and incredible help from past managers,” Horbaczewski said.
As for the overall vision of Student Agencies, Hernauer said, “The big thing Student Agencies plans to do is to raise standards, gets its name on Cornell campus, and reach out to different organizations to recruit strong students.”
Archived article by Jamie Yonks