Amar Patel '18
Going global for an MBA
For Amar Patel, his experiences as a business management student at Endicott were what prepared him to pursue an MBA abroad.
What are your plans for after Commencement?
After graduation, I will be going abroad to get my MBA in International Hospitality Management at the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Bluche, Switzerland. This upcoming semester, I will be in Spain for one semester, then I will be doing an internship the following semester. My final semester, I will be going to Switzerland where I’ll complete my last semester and accomplish an MBA.
I decided to get my MBA after going on a two-week tour of Switzerland over the summer. I fell in love with the country and the Les Roches program, which is where I will be going to grad school. After I complete my MBA, my plan is to eventually take over the family business which is hotel management. It runs in my blood and I can see myself running a few hotels in the future.
Is there a particular faculty member, advisor, or another community member that has been an integral part of your student success and development?
The most influential faculty member for me has been Assistant Dean, Aileen Torrance of the School of Business. She’s been my advisor since freshman year and has helped me with everything academic-related and also in areas outside the classroom.
What is your fondest memory, the biggest takeaway, or something you miss the most from your undergraduate career at Endicott?
The one thing that I will miss most about Endicott are my brothers around me on the volleyball court. I played volleyball three out of my four years and it’s been an incredible experience.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming students?
Take advantage of everything that Endicott has to offer, including study abroad programs, internships, and career fairs to lead you down the right path. Looking back on my four years, I wish I took advantage of these opportunities more.