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.
"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 »
"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 »
"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 »
"My prior experience was exclusively in luxury hotels, and my goal was to open my horizons, learn from the very best hoteliers, and develop/manage my very own hotels. But the MMH program exposed me to a lot more that this industry has to offer."Read more »
"I chose the MMH program for a myriad of reasons. Small class sizes. World-renowned professors. The opportunity to grow with classmates from around the world. The endless resources that would be at my fingertips. And a culture that is hard to describe with words."Read more »