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
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
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.
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
Jacqueline Volkart already had an illustrious career in hospitality when she decided to enter Glion’s MBA in Hospitality and Service Industries Management program online, in 2010. Born in Switzerland, Jacqueline received her B.S. in International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in 1986. She has since held managerial positions at eight major hotels in three countries. After working for three years as general manager (GM) of The Ritz-Carlton, San