Category Alumni Stories

“We are born for a mission – a purpose far greater than ourselves.”

BASTIAN BARNBECK Glion Alumnus | Founder of Waved Foundation est. 2016 written by Lauren Solomons, Glion student ambassador  Having had the privilege of travelling to various countries with his family while growing up, Bastian grew a keen interest in languages, culture and discovering the unknown from a tender age. It was no question then, when the time came that he decided to pursue Hospitality as a career and embarked on

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A DAY IN THE LIFE…Inge de Lathauwer, running a non-profit hospitality organization

Ever wonder what it might be like to run a non-profit hospitality organization where the goal is not just to please guests, but to improve the local population’s access to sustainable food and education as well? Meet Inge de Lathauwer, the founder of Sumba Hospitality Foundation and discover what a typical day is like running an eco-tourism site and hospitality school.   After many years consecrated to motherhood and philanthropist

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Is MBA worth it? – The value of an MBA in Hospitality

Interview with Giuseppe Napoli, General Manager of F&B at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester. In today’s global economy, where opportunities can come and go very quickly, is an MBA worth it?  It is, according to Giuseppe Napoli, who interviewed at the five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester, and the Glion MBA in Hospitality on his CV made a difference. In fact, over the past 2.5 years of his MBA studies, Giuseppe

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Glion student testimonial – Rojjirat Opassuwan

Glion gave Rojjirat Opassuwan, originally from Thailand, the chance to experience a multicultural environment. Studying alongside people from different cultures has stood Rojjirat in good stead, and he now works as a sales executive for Rosewood Phuket, looking after leisure markets in the Middle East, India and the USA. “Glion is very diverse, and there are so many nationalities on campus,” said Rojjirat. “We were automatically put into a multicultural environment,

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Tips for starting an event management agency

Interview with Alumna Zeenia Percy Master ’08 founder of Xenia Hospitality Solutions LLP Zeenia Percy Master comes from a business family, but she still had a lot to learn when she started her own event management agency and discovered some of the “untold horrors” of the business. After graduating from Glion in 2008,  Zeenia got into the entertainment industry in a round-about way and ended up launching her company, Xenia Hospitality Solutions LLP

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