Category Alumni Stories

Glion supports sustainable tourism with Sumba Hospitality Foundation

After many years spent away from the hospitality industry, Glion alumna Inge de Lathauwer ’89 was working with charities when she learned about the catastrophic impact of poorly planned tourism development in some parts of the world. She decided to create a non-profit hospitality organization that would model the right way to develop tourism, and she created Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF). In 2015, Glion formed a partnership with the foundation

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What else can you do with a hospitality degree?

Martina started her own communications agency.  Years after her hospitality degree, armed with a passion for food & travel and valuable experience, she created her own ideal job. After working in the hospitality and events industries, Martina Peters (2000, BSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management) was looking for a better work-life balance. As a young mother, she wanted the flexibility to be available to her family, and still have a challenging,

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How one Glion alumna is changing the hospitality industry

Glion alumna Marina Franolic is an excellent example of how one person can truly make difference in the global hospitality industry. After graduating from Glion in 2002, Marina abandoned the idea of a career hospitality and launched her career in real-estate investment and development. Years later, she returned to the hospitality industry, but not to work in the many hotels that had sprung up around Croatia. She chose a riskier path

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Laurent Schauder

It’s a crispy winter morning in London and we’re meeting Glion alumnus Laurent Schauder for a coffee off Oxford Street to chat about his current position and the trends and challenges hospitality industry faces. Laurent, originally from Strasbourg France, graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality Management.   What was your first role after graduating? My first role after graduating was Roving Food and Beverage Assistant Manager for

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When a Glion alumna stands on the other side of the room….

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed one of our alumni, Hannah Béraud-Hindi, to give our students a lecture on digital communication in hospitality. This took place on our London campus two weeks ago, and it was Hannah’s second guest lecture this year after she visited the Bulle campus in August. Hannah graduated in 2013 and since then has gone on to work for Grand Hotel du Lac in

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