What are top hospitality companies looking for? Recruitment Day Insights
Text by Charlotte Chehboub, S4 student of the Event, Sport and Entertainment Management Bachelor Degree program
Glion Recruitment Day – A networking opportunity for top hospitality companies and students alike.
This semester, the Glion Recruitment Day happened on Wednesday the 15th of March 2017 on a beautiful sunny day, in The Club; one of the restaurants and venues on Glion Campus. During the event, Glion welcomed 43 representatives from 20 companies from all around the world, who came to present their organizations and meet and recruit future interns or employees.
Big Names of the Hospitality Industry and Events Industry
Many top companies from the hospitality and event industries took part of the event such as Ritz Carlton, Shangri La Paris, Alain Ducasse, Placement International or BMF Media, all from Glion’s portfolio. And the day started early because around 600 students were coming to meet and exchange with these companies.
Many companies were there as long-time partners of the school, while others were new and seeking to build a relationship. In preparation for this visit, most of the students have chosen and researched the companies for which they wish to go on interviews with Human Resources managers. Indeed, companies usually have different positions to offer to students in different department, such as Food & Beverage or Rooms Division for 1st internships, and in administration such as Marketing or Revenue Management for 2nd internships.
Three Words About Glion
We asked recruiters why their interest focused on Glion students, and 3 words keep coming up: professionalism, passion and excellence.
They find the quality required by the Hospitality and Event industry, for which students are prepared by teachers throughout their studies.
Here are the 10-second videos that share three insights into Gion’s privileged relationship with each of these top hospitality companies.
Special Interest for Hospitality and ESE Students
In this following video, Cole Griswald, the Director of Marketing at BMF Media talks about why his company is particularly interested in Glion students.
“The best qualities that the Glion students bring to the internship program are an understanding of what hospitality is and an interest in that field, they are often very professional, very well-traveled, and they can conduct themselves in a professional manner when we are working with clients and have client meetings. Just very well rounded students that we know we can put in front of a client and get really good work from.”
A Total Success: Thanks to Students and Staff
Everything was thought of to create the most successful event, organized and managed by ESE 2 students. Croissants, juice and coffee kept everyone’s energy up to get the most out of potential opportunities.
“We had the pleasure to welcome 43 representatives from 20 companies who had opportunity to interview students for potential internship openings. The feedback from these companies was excellent as they were impressed by the student attitude, the quality of supporting staff and a well-organized event,” said Siwattra Fertil, Head of Company and Career Relations at Glion.
“We believe that students and our partners benefited from this event and we hope to organize such an event on a regular basis. The success of this event was made possible by the support of all staff and ESE2 students who were the part of organizing this event,” she said.