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Joined: 11 Jul 2010
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Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
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What are my chances? [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2010, 14:03
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.

It looks like I will get somewhere between a 630 and 690 on my GMAT, and I have the following schools in mind:

USC Masrhall
University of Maryland

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

So what do you think? Do I stand a shot?
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Re: What are my chances? [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2010, 15:03
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Your stats and career progression definitely look inline with the schools you've listed. I think the higher your GMAT score is, the better your chance will be at the higher ranked schools.

You may also want to look into Cornell, which has a great hotel management program. I think it will be within your reach if you market yourself well.
Re: What are my chances?   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2010, 15:03
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