A day in the life of Glion alumna Marina Lazorina’09 Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration
Meet Marina Lazorina who graduated from Glion in 2009.1 with an Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration. She currently lives in London and has accepted to answer a few questions for the Alumni Chapter in the UK.
What brought you to the UK? How long have you been here for?
With the intension to complete my Bachelor program at Glion, I have received an amazing job offer from London School of Business of Finance (LSBF) in London to join their strategic development department in 2009. Therefore, I left Glion after completing my 5th semester in June 2009. I have been in London ever since.
What was your first role after graduating?
I was a Business Project Executive.
Tell us about your current role and summarize it in 3 key points?
Currently, I am working at Deloitte within Travel Hospitality and Leisure Advisory team as a Senior Associate.
• Feasibility studies
What is your typical day in the office?
My typical day really depends on the project I am working on. I do have meetings and trainings slotted in upfront every week, therefore some days I can be out of the office for a half/full day. Typically every morning, I am opening excel and PowerPoint files, out of which we produce most of our outputs, and carry on with work.
Does you current role match the professional life you imagined having when studying?
Yes it does, I always wanted to work in a corporate environment, but specializing in hotels.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I do see myself staying with Deloitte and should be a Senior Manager by then.
What are the 3 key trends in your industry right now?
• Impact of OTAs and alternative accommodation providers (like AirBnB)
• Recovery of hotel transactions across the globe
• Strategic merges across flags (Marriott with Starwood and Accor with FRHI)
What are the 3 key changes that will be seen in London/UK in the next 5 years?
• Rapid popularity growth of branded residences and serviced apartments
• Tougher customer expectations
• Technology development
How would you describe your perfect day off?
Spending a sunny afternoon in the park with my husband.
What is your favorite place in London & why?
Anywhere along the Thames – I love the city’s skyline.
The Glion Alumni network – what does it mean to you?
Opportunity to connect with people from the industry, which potentially can lead to great work opportunities.
What have been the highlights of your Glion Alumni life in the UK so far?
Visit of the Glion London campus.
Top tips for the current Glion students who are planning to move to the UK?
To start looking for a job as soon as possible. Due to high competition, it can take sometimes months to find a desirable job.
Finally, what will you do tomorrow?
I will be in the office finishing up the on-going project.