Professor Russo mentioned the common phrase of “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.” What struck me was what he said next, which was something along the lines of: “and the only way you can do that is if you take your shoes off first.”
Talking with administrators during the application process further highlighted the managerial focus of the program. I was not coming here to learn operations, I was coming here to learn how to be a leader in the industry.
The best part about being in the Hotel School is the flexibility it gives me for the future. The amount of different paths that Hotelies take is what makes it such an incredibly dynamic learning environment.
I was thrilled to be asked to lead one of Johnson’s latest innovations, the fintech intensive, and excited to have the opportunity to build something new for an institution I could not be more proud of.