This summer, we are launching our very first Kriya RevGEN internship program. Ryan Saylor joins us for 8 weeks from Purdue University where he will be finishing up his second semester of Senior year this fall and plans to graduate in the winter (after just 3.5 years!) Read below to learn more about Ryan, and check back in our newsletter over the coming months to learn more about our growing team. If you’re interested in a position as a revenue manager or as an intern at Kriya RevGEN, see our Career page here for more information.
Tell us a little about yourself, Ryan.
I’m currently a senior at Purdue University, and I’m from the Chicago area. I’ve previously worked for a few properties in Operations, as well as Revenue Management. Last fall I worked in Spain in the Accounting and HR department for a local chain of hotels.
Why did you pick Kriya RevGEN for your summer internship?
For one of my marketing courses in school, we had to come up with recommendations for a small chain of family-owned hotels to grow their business. Part of my presentation was utilizing a third-party revenue strategy business, and I found Kriya RevGEN while researching options. A few months ago I decided to look into internships in revenue management and decided on Kriya RevGEN as a different opportunity within revenue management.
What do you like about revenue management?
I really enjoy how different revenue management is each and every day, and the type of analytical thinking and strategy that is involved with it.
What’s been your favorite intern project so far?
Probably working on new additions to the RevGEN portal, and learning how all the features and reports on the portal work.
What’s your favorite hotel chain?
I would say the W is my favorite chain because of their brand as a whole and the international flagship properties.
What do you enjoy most about TX so far?
The weather has been pretty nice so far, but from what I hear the heat is only going to get worse so we’ll see.
What is still left on your TX bucket list?
I haven’t shot a gun yet, or been to any barbecue places so those two are still left.
What’s your favorite pandora station to listen to in the office?
Hipster Barbecue is an office classic, but sometimes Daniel’s weird music isn’t that bad.
What’s your favorite item on the Wingate breakfast buffet?
Toughest question yet, but I’ve got to go with the biscuits and gravy.
What’s your favorite office lunch spot so far?
Taco-licious lived up to its name for sure.
What was your score on the RevGEN Coors/Bud/Miller light taste test challenge?
Embarrassingly enough I failed to identify any of them the first try. I still have a semester of college to practice getting better though.