#MBAchicTakeover – Leticia shares a day as a hotelier and Harvard MBA

Leticia Tavares, hotelier and Harvard MBA grad

This week, Leticia Tavares takes over from Washington DC to share a day in the life of a hotelier and Harvard MBA grad. Visiting from Atlanta, GA, we followed along as she performed hotel room inspections and discussed her passion for working in hospitality. Serving as Director of Operational Excellence for Marriott International, Leticia brought us to their DC headquarters where she spent the day working and discussing professional development. She took the evening to answer questions and offer valuable insights into her career in hospitality and what life is like at Harvard Business School. It was great to hear about her journey to HBS and how she managed studying and working in a new culture/region. Also appreciated hearing how her passion for learning and operational excellence led her to her current role.

MBAchicTakeover – Leticia shares a day in the life of a hotelier and Harvard MBA grad

One of the inspiring messages she shared was to never let anything stop you from pursuing your dreams (e.g., money). There’s something to be said for hard work and a fiercely optimistic mindset about all of the possibilities. Some of us have crazy dreams. However don’t let something like cost or the fact that you’re doing something new prevent you from pursuing them. Basically, by doing your homework and seeking support there are a lot of ways to make your dreams a reality.

If you’re thinking of pursuing your MBA — at Harvard Business School or elsewhere, if you’re figuring out your passion and how to make it happen, and if you’re someone who wants to invest in yourself, your education and career, don’t miss Leticia’s #MBAchicTakeover. This one is longer than others in the series but the lessons and insights are well worth your time. Follow Leticia on HospitalityVitae, on Instagram (@hospitalityvitae) and reach out with questions!

MBAchicTakeover – Leticia shares a day in the life of a hotelier and Harvard MBA grad
Video, opinions and images are Leticia’s own and do not represent
those of Marriott International or Harvard Business School

Thanks Leticia for hosting our latest #MBAchicTakeover and for sharing a day of a hotelier and Harvard MBA!

MBAchicTakeover – Leticia shares a day in the life of a hotelier and Harvard MBA grad
MBAchicTakeover host Leticia Tavares, hotelier and Harvard MBA grad
Video, opinions and images are Leticia’s own and do not represent
those of Marriott International or Harvard Business School
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About the author

Leticia Tavares is a member of HBS Class of 2016, and hotelier behind Hospitality Vitae. She recently hosted her own #MBAchicTakeover sharing a day in the life as a hotelier and Harvard MBA grad. She offered insights on program selection, funding her degree, and making the most of her campus experience. Reach out to her via via e-mail or via Instagram!

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