On August 25th and 26th Glion students in the event management program worked as volunteers at the Matterhorn Ultraks event in Zermatt. They headed up to this famous mountain ski resort to lend a hand in the set-up and organization of the event, which attracted 2,400 participants this year. The Ultraks is a two-day trail running event with different races including a vertical race, kids race, and the 16, 32
The news is out: Glion’s Event, Sport and Entertainment Management program is now being offered at Glion London. Since it began in Switzerland in 2001, the ESE program has come a long way. It started out as a Sports Management program, when Glion still had a campus in the tiny mountain community of Leysin, and the students on the program wore blue track suits instead of business attire. In 2007,
International sports events and federations present excellent career opportunities for people who have the right skills. But these highly sought-after positions don’t just require skills in sports management or event management, they require both. The students of the Event Sport and Entertainment (ESE) management programs at Glion Institute of Higher Education have experienced this overlapping area of demands first-hand. From their experiences, we learn that their “hard skills” in sports
On Friday May 8th our ESE4 teams presented their Integrated Projects (IP) at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The IP objective was to create a new event program focused on Culture, Education and the spirit of the Olympic Movement for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. These projects were developed with a long term perspective “format” so they may be repeated annually or on occasion for the future Olympic Games.
On the weekend of March 18-21, Glion’s ESE2s (students of the Event Sport and Entertainment Management program, 2nd semester) and Postgraduate students had the opportunity to participate in the organization of the Matterhorn Ultraks event in Zermatt. This annual ski-touring race (between 1- 3 vertical kilometers) boasts challenging, snowy uphill hikes, and a risky downhill slope. With over 400 participants this year, and less than optimum weather, the volunteers had