As an HTM transfer student, Ben Burge discovered a love for hospitality finance that he never knew he had. Ben works as a sales analyst for Mumford Company, a hotel investment firm located in the Virginia Beach area. During his years in HTM, he was the HTM Undergraduate Curriculum Committee student representative as well as a member of Eta Sigma Delta, the hospitality honors society. Ben has already given back to HTM through his sponsorship of a scholarship in 2016. He also returned to campus to sit on an alumni panel to share his experiences with current HTM students.
The best part of my experience at VT was the genuine care and dedication the faculty has for the students. If you show you are driven and want to excel, they will look out for you. I got hired at Mumford Company not only because of choosing a finance based curriculum, but also because I took advantage of department supported networking opportunities such as attending the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta.