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Profile Evaluation: Real Estate, Hotels, and an MBA!

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Profile Evaluation: Real Estate, Hotels, and an MBA! [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2010, 09:06
Hi all,

I am 25 years old, will be 26 when school starts should I get in. My "stats" are below:

- 3.25 cumulative GPA from The George Washington University, with a major in International Affairs, concentration: East Asia. I studied abroad in Tokyo and am fluent in Japanese.

- During university, interned at The Ritz Carlton

- Accepted into management training program with The Walt Disney Company. Spent 1 year as a Front Desk Manager at 2 hotel properties.
- Left Disney for re-opening of The Plaza in NYC. Took position as opening Front Desk Manager.
- Spent 8 months at The Plaza...decided I was more interested in the development/real-estate side of hotels and left for REDAC, Inc, a Japanese real estate company.
- Promoted after 1 year at REDAC, after proposing a new division be created. Now work as an Asset Manager, as head of that division, managing buildings functioning as extended stay hotels for Japanese corporate clients. Advise on hotel operations and oversee all building aspects, including renovations.

- Paper Practice tests (Kaplan, Manhattan, McGraw Hill, etc): 650-720
- Practice CAT Exam (Manhattan GMAT): 42Q, 38V: 680

Target Schools:

USC
UCLA
Stanford
Georgetown
Emory
Vanderbilt

My goal is to embark on a career in hotel development.

So, do I have a shot?
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Re: Profile Evaluation: Real Estate, Hotels, and an MBA! [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2010, 16:08
Doesn't Cornell have a strong hospitality specialization?

As for your schools, it comes down to your GMAT. If you score in the high 600s, you may have a shot at all of them except Stanford (with Stanford, it'll be a hail mary no matter what your GMAT is, but if you want to have some shot, you'll need at least a 700).

Again, focus on your GMAT prep. as that is what will make or break what range of schools you can be competitive for.
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Re: Profile Evaluation: Real Estate, Hotels, and an MBA!   [#permalink] 01 Sep 2010, 16:08
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