Lauren Feder, MMH '17
How would you describe your level of work experience prior to the MMH program?
I was a junior-level manager in television advertising sales. I came to this program to switch careers.
What was it about the MMH that attracted you? Why did you choose the MMH?
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. I ultimately chose the MMH because of the dual-degree with CEIBS, giving me the best of both worlds.
Where are you working now? How did your time at Cornell play a role in landing this position?
I am currently looking for a full-time position. Cornell plays an integral role in my job search. The alumni network is extremely helpful and willing to answer emails or schedule phone calls. I have also utilized the on-campus career counselors and connected with employers at campus career fairs.
How has the CEIBS dual-MMH-MBA program helped you professionally?
Because of the dual-degree program, I have an incredible network of friends and connections around the world and have expanded my worldview. I have a deeper understanding of the way people do business outside of the U.S.
"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 »
"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 »
"The Hotel School has a reputation for excellence that is world-renowned, making it the perfect place to bridge my business background with my interest in hospitality entrepreneurship."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 »
"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 »