27/06/2012 - 86% of Glion’s students have a job at graduation
86% of Glion’s students have a job at graduation
On June 1st, 188 of Glion’s graduates, composed of approximately 100 nationalities, graduated in Bulle. As always, most of the students are already in contact with their future employer because the hospitality and the service industries value the school’s high level of education and the great attitude that Glion students and alumni display through their work. On graduation day, 86% of Glion's graduates had received a job offer. Some of them will have the chance to work at the Shangri-La in Paris or Four Seasons in Tahiti.
For the industry, choosing a Glion graduate is a secure choice because at Glion, upcoming hospitality managers are educated and trained to develop strong operational and leadership skills. To quote Arie van der Spek, Interim CEO / Directeur Général Glion Institute of Higher Education, “In order to move up to a corporate position and to be a good manager in this business you need to understand operational needs.”Glion Institute of Higher Education delivers and balances theoretical courses and craft-based learning. During their bachelor program, students have two internships of six months each in the hospitality or service industry throughout the world, where they learn the standards of excellence and key hospitality competencies.
In this time of economic crisis, Glion graduates are highly privileged. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the industry’s total contribution to GDP is expected to rise by 4% per year over the next ten years. Indeed,the industry is not affected by the difficult financial climate: approximately 69 million new jobs will be created in ten years, meaning Glion graduates have a large variety of professional opportunities. “A degree in hospitality is just the beginning. We always have to build our career with passion”, points out a student. The only real challenge facing these new graduates is choosing their first permanent position.