Sophy Martorell graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in Hotel and Tourism Management, with a concentration in Hotel Development and a minor in Urban Design and Architecture. She now works at Ernst & Young Global Limited. In this post, she tells us more about her time at NYU and her journey since graduation.
What has your journey been like after graduating from NYU?
After graduation, I travelled for a bit and then I started working at EY in the Construction and Real Estate Advisory Services group in August. So far, my time here has been wonderful, I have been able to forge new relationships with my coworkers and clients and also learn new skills. I have been on a Project Management Oversight initiative for an EY G360 account for the past 8 months, where I have been able to expand my knowledge in project management, construction, and real estate strategy.
In what ways has your NYU experience had an impact on who you are today?
NYU definitely has had a major impact on my career. I have done several internships and have made meaningful NYU connections that have had a positive impact on who I am today. More specifically, Dr. Hanson and Dr. Minnaert have been amazing mentors and have been extremely instrumental in helping me find what I’m interested in.
What are you passionate about in the work that you do at EY?
I’m really passionate about construction and real estate, specifically project management. I’m also really interested in site selection. My role consists of a lot of client interaction and relationship-building which I love.
What was your most memorable moment as a student?
I studied abroad in Prague my sophomore year, which I would not have had the opportunity to do if I didn’t go to NYU. I took a lot of interesting electives and had the opportunity to intern at the Corinthia Hotel while I was there. I also helped plan the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference my junior year, which was a really unique and insightful experience.
What career advice would you give to NYU students?
Utilize the connections and mentors available at NYU. Additionally, try to hone in on your skills and try everything early. That way, you can decide later on what you want to do instead of waiting until graduation to figure that out.