Zak Bedrosian Moves to Cornell

It’s like leaving for sleepaway camp. You’re hysterically crying and begging your parents to not make you leave your best friends for an entire summer, but you know you’ll still enjoy yourself. 


As many know by now, I have moved from American University to Cornell University. The food may seem gourmet to me here, but I’ve realized that I took having a free metro pass in a metropolitan area for granted. While Ithaca, New York is gorgeous, city living cannot compare.


I always knew Cornell was my dream school. The thing about dreams is that you never believe that they’ll come true; that feeling still doesn’t go away even if they do. I am now studying Hotel Administration in the School of Hotel Administration. The reason for my transfer was to follow my passion for business through the lens of hospitality. 


American University has fantastic opportunities for all of their students, but coming to the Hotel School at Cornell will help me expand my knowledge on hospitality industry. I will continue to support the entire AU community and will always be an AU Ambassador at heart. 


It was very hard for me to leave Washington, D.C. because of the amazing memories that I have in that incredible city. Leaving all my friends behind and saying goodbye to the American University community was even harder. I am so thankful for everything that you all have done to support me and the rest of TheMove family. I truly mean it when I say that we could not have gotten to this point without you all.


With my move to Ithaca, I am still maintaining an active role at TheMove as the Head of Marketing and Public Relations. I will now be overseeing all marketing tactics that involve social media. I am so excited to be taking on another year at a company that I am so proud to be a part of.


After spending two weeks at Cornell, I have come up with a list of things that I miss about D.C. My hope is that you never take the things D.C. has to offer for granted. Enjoy the amazing city that you live in and just be happy. 


  1. Running downtown and enjoying the view of the D.C. monuments

  2. A free unlimited metrocard to travel all over D.C. 

  3. The friendships I made at American University

  4. Georgetown shopping (M St. and Wisconsin Ave.)

  5. Georgetown waterfront

  6. Dupont Circle restaurants

  7. Having the secret service portal campus

  8. Sharing a city with five other colleges

  9. Giving tours of American University to prospective students

  10. The social scene in Washington, D.C.


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