MA Hospitality, Hotel Administration, Chinese

I am a Chinese male, born and raised in the Northeast of China; I have lived in California since 2006. I hold a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration awarded by the University of XXXX. I speak English and Mandarin. My goal is to be a leader in an industry that uses communication and technology to provide first class personal services.

My future father-in-law owns a chain of hotels in China. It is intended that I shall be involved in the management of the family business and, ultimately, take up a senior executive post  I am extremely excited at this prospect but realize that I need to acquire some skills and knowledge that I do not now possess in order to excel in my future roles. My B.S. Degree studies have provided me with some relevant knowledge in the areas of general business administration but I am aware that the hospitality industry is unique and I now seek to acquire the specialist knowledge available through participation in this program.

My experience in hospitality to date has admittedly not been extensive, indeed it has comprised mainly observation and in being a regular consumer of hospitality services. However it is often the case that a relative outsider can bring fresh insights. Sometimes professionals can lose sight of the ultimate purpose of their efforts to some degree and often find the benefits of other perspectives useful. I have carefully considered the traits required of a successful manager in this unique specialty and I am convinced that I possess them. I have excellent interpersonal skills and am a good organizer.

I have had a varied career to date and feel that many of the skills that I have acquired are directly transferable to the course and will enable me to excel in your program. For example, I have the highly developed analytical skills required of a computer scientist as well as having direct customer service experience as a personal banker and as a volunteer IT help provider to fellow students at XXXX, a role that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I have carefully considered the course contents and available electives. I am sure that the program is a perfect fit for my needs and to enable me to achieve my goal of being a highly effective hospitality specialist. I am especially interested in the Hospitality Information Technology Management elective and would be attracted to undertaking research in this area because of the accumulated expertise I possess. For instance I have been involved in projects to improve forms, procedures and systems in my jobs to date and am sure that I would have much to contribute in this area of my hospitality studies.

It would also be my hope to share the skills and knowledge acquired in the program to encourage and enable some of my countrymen and women to determine and reach their own goals in the field of hospitality and to take home unrivalled American know how  in this unique area of expertise.

I am aware that the program will attract many well qualified applicants. However I genuinely believe that I am highly suitable candidate and I undertake to participate with diligence and great enthusiasm.

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