Category Alumni Stories

Alumni gather for successful Athens event

Paul Chappel, Student Advisor and Faculty Member in Glion, was recently invited by Glion and Les Roches alumni to attend their gathering in Athens, Greece. He writes on the warm hospitality he received while in the capital city, and the tight community our alumni have created. Greeks bearing gifts When arriving in Athens, it becomes obvious that it is a culture built on hospitality fundamentals. From the street café owners

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Finding love at Glion

When you study at Glion, you make lifelong connections that stretch across the globe. However, sometimes these bonds are much deeper than friendships or business contacts. That’s certainly been the case for Irina Agapova and Matvey Shapovalov, who fell in love at Glion and have since married.  Both Irina and Matvey met while studying our BBA Hospitality Management course, specializing in Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management. The two met

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Alumni’s journey from student president to entrepreneur

For Vincent Thiers, there is always something to remind him about his time at Glion. His passion and commitment to the school saw him become President of the Student Government Association (SGA), and ignited his desire to become an entrepreneur. Not only that, but his connection to Glion goes deeper – he met his future wife while studying here. Vincent is now Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cinch Media, as well

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Alumni Make Wise Investment: Managing a Leading Hotel Business

Mikhail Arnoult and Grisha Davidoff share a long history together. They met at Glion, where they studied International Hotel Development and Finance. While there, they learnt to work with people from around the world, as well as embracing the Glion spirit. After graduating in 2015, they both secured roles with CBRE Group, the largest real estate firm in the world. All of these factors have led to Mikhail and Grisha

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Alumna’s Positive Relations: Directing PR for A 5-Star Hotel Chain

Glion alumna Jessica Wong learnt that resilience was key to her future while studying the PG Certificate in Hospitality Relations. Those traits led her to securing a successful internship in public relations at The Communications Store (TCS). While there, luxury hotel chain The Peninsula Hotels became her favourite client. A few years later, Jessica landed her dream job with the hotel, working as Director of Public Relations in their Beverly Hills in-house team.

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