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Candidate:

Mr. Hotel International

About Me:

International Hotelier with mostly operational experience in Europe. Currently working in Guest Relations and managing the leasing program at a hotel in South Florida.

Details:

Undergrad School: Les Roches

Undergrad Major: Business Administration in Hotel Management

GPA: 2.8

GMAT: 570

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Organized several events during undergrad, including a wine expo, hospitality technology summit, and downhill ski tournament., Elected Student Body President, Enthusiastic cyclist and long-distance runner

Work History:

Title: Guest Relations Manager

Industry: Hospitality

Company: Boutique Firm In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos

Title: Restaurant Manager

Industry: Hospitality

Company: Boutique Firm In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Overcame dropping out of college by working my way up in restaurants, eventually managing two restaurants at age 23. Went back to study at a top hotel management institution where I contributed to the school and local community, and was recognized for it.

Post MBA Goal:

Maintain a connection to hospitality by working for an international commercial real estate firm, particularly in asset management. Long Term goal is to run my own line of boutique hotels.

Schools:

Target School: SDA Bocconi

Status: Invited to Interview

Considering: Emory Goizueta, Rice Jones, McCombs School of Business

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Interesting mix of schools. Your first choice, SDA Bocconi, has a very small MBA program with an annual intake of just 93 students in the Class of 2020. You are right on target for the school’s average age at 29. And while the school accepts GMATs as low as 540, the class average is about 665. You’re well under the average at 570. And your GPA is also a bit low. But I love your story: “Overcame dropping out of college by working my way up in restaurants, eventually managing two restaurants at age 23. Went back to study at a top hotel management institution where I contributed to the school and local community, and was recognized for it.” That’s why I think your chances …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hello Mr. Hotel International! Thanks for posting. Krista Nannery from mbaMission here…I am writing this to you from a…hotel! In London, England. Normally I live in South Florida!
    I love the hotel industry — I think b-schools do to. They understand it and can easily understand your work and your impact. What I worry about for you is your GMAT score. I’d really encourage you to work with a tutor to get that school up. I love that Bocconi invited you to interview, but we have to get you IN and the interview is only one datapoint. So it may make sense to start that GMAT prep now so you are prepared for the Bocconi outcome. Talk about your score with a private tutor or two …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 25%

  • 25% | 1 month ago

  • 25% | 2 months ago

    You may want to reconsider taking the GMAT. Getting a 610 - 630 could push you into Emory and McCombs.

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