First off thank you for taking the time to help a non-traditional applicant like myself. I am currently a 28 year old Food and Beverage Manager at a prominent hotel in Atlanta. a. I originally graduated with a 3.4 in hotel management from the University of South Carolina. It is important to note that I was let go due at my first college (private school in Michigan) due to academic performance. I had medical issues at the time and wasn't fully devoted to my work. The 3.4 above is actually the cumulative including that so at the the University of South Carolina I earned almost a 3.7.
I was accepted in Marriott's manager development program out of college and moved to Boston to complete my training. I was then asked to go to Memphis to help improve the worst performing hotel in the company. I was able to move them from last place, out of 341 hotels, to middle of the pack. I was then recruited to the Hyatt Corporation to help a large Hyatt hotel (1300 rooms and $90 million in revenue) re-establish a poorly operating new concept bar concept of theirs. I was then finally recruited to Loews Hotels where I just finished the year ranked #1 in guest satisfaction, revenue, flow throw and profit for the whole company. Throughout my career I have been known to turn out challenged operations.
I have taken the GMAT and have scored 720. I would like to attend Wharton, Tuck, Emory, Columbia or UNC. Post MBA-I would to transition into real estate investment banking. The reason for such a dramatic switch is to learn the funding side of the business so I can move into an hotel ownership role eventually. Think Starwood Capital, Noble Investments, Blackstone REPE.
Hey there good sir,
Glad to help man. So first of all, I need a weeeee bit more info about your job. I don't get if you lead any people, how far your responsibilities lie, or how exactly you have progressed from job to job, and all of these will of course influence your application.
Your GMAT is awesome, which you know
So congrats there. Your GPA, despite your story of being let go is pretty good.
I also don't yet get a sense of your extra curricualrs or volunteer work, which would likewise influence your application.
So write me a bit more detail about all this and I'll get back to you.
In the meanwhile I can say that your goals are going to be a hard sell. and you may need to either figure out a way to make them make sense, or maybe consider changing them for the application.
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