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Alumni Spotlight: Avantika Kumar '05

avantika kumar widener hospitality management alum

MS Hospitality & Tourism

Other Degrees

BA (Honors) English Literature, Hindu College

Meerut, India

Current Position

Director of Revenue Management
Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts


My Widener Experience

why did you decide to pursue your graduate degree in hospitality and tourism at widener?

Having worked in front office operations for six years, I found that I wanted to expand my skills and focus on a career in revenue management in the hospitality industry. A concentration in hospitality marketing was the perfect choice as the two fields are intrinsically related.

what made you choose widener?

The small class size ensured individual attention, and the requirement to work in the industry while pursuing the program ensured you were able to translate classroom knowledge into practical application.

My Professional Experience

what do you like most about your current position?

The ability to craft strategy based on goals and then seeing immediate and tangible results after implementing the strategy.

what advice would you give a prospective student considering your graduate program? 

A graduate degree alone will not help you achieve career growth or success. It's important to work in an industry and find the area you would like to specialize in and then choose a program that meets your needs.