Emily Ambrose, MMH '16
What work experience did you have before starting the MMH?
Before beginning the MMH program, I worked for a number of years in a diverse array of hospitality roles, including being a barista, serving in both fine-dining and bar-and-grill establishments, guest service, event management, sales, and marketing. I've always loved hospitality and F&B, so I became involved in every aspect of the industry possible.
What were your goals upon starting the program?
I wanted to hone my quantitative skills, and to gain a greater understanding of business practices. I had very little business/financial acumen, and my goal was to both better understand and execute on those skills and abilities.
What has been your favorite MMH experience?
Joining the global Hotelie community was wonderful, and a benefit of the experience that I barely anticipated. I learned a lot during my time in the program, but also grew a lot both personally and professionally. The MMH is about personal development as much as professional development, and I would encourage any incoming MMHer to take full advantage of all of the experiences offered during the program.
"This program was beyond an education, beyond increased opportunities to network—it was a connection with a group of people who share your passion for hospitality and will be excellent friends and assets to you for the rest of your life."Read more »
"Get to know the professors very well. Those in the real estate department are world class and know a ton of people in the industry. They will help you find a job if you put in the effort to showcase yourself to them."Read more »
"I soon recognized the significant advantage a master's degree would offer; however, I did not want a traditional MBA. The MMH program presented the perfect fit—it offers a business education with a focus on the industry that I love."Read more »
"I was looking at other business schools, but the MMH attracted me because it's unique and specific. I wanted to hone my business skills, but having the focus in hotels would set me apart from other master's students in the job market."Read more »
"We have students from many different career backgrounds—including non-hospitality backgrounds—from all ages, genders, countries, and religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Each of us brings in our own perspectives to add to the MMH experience."Read more »