Philippine Bouye

Name: Philippine Bouye

Program: Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business

Current position: Transaction Advisor – Central Eastern Europe

Current company: Cushman & Wakefield

Graduation year: 2019

Tell us about your career journey since you graduated from Glion and how it’s led you to your current position?

This is my first job after graduation from Glion in February 2019. Having followed the footsteps of my brother, Pierre-Olivier Bouye, in joining Glion, my initial expectations revolved around exploring operational opportunities.

However, after having completed my second internship in finance, I developed a strong interest in further exploring this sector. So, in my final semester I chose to specialize in International Hotel Development and Finance. During the specialization, I was introduced to the world of hotel real estate, and I quickly realized this was a domain I wanted to develop a career in.

Describe your day-to-day responsibilities in your current role?

As an investment advisor, my role consists of understanding the current market dynamics and forecasting the future trends in the Central Eastern European region.

Our team is highly focused on building long-lasting, trustworthy, relationships with all stakeholders of the hospitality industry, enabling C&W to gain the best position in the CEE market.

Glion has taught me the importance of building relationships and teamwork; 'alone we can do so little, together we can do so much'.

Philippine Bouye

What are some of the main things you learned at Glion which you use in your current role?

1. A multicultural perspective
Looking back at my time at Glion, I am grateful to have been part of such a diverse student body. With over 100 nationalities on campus, we have the privilege of learning to work with different cultures – an important aspect when looking to integrate into any global company.

2. Leaving my comfort zone
Glion is also successful in pushing students to step out of their comfort zone. Whether it is in semester one during our applied learning, going on internship to the other side of the world, or class presentations, Glion enabled me to gain confidence in areas which I was previously not comfortable in.

3. Collaboration
Finally, Glion has taught me the importance of building relationships and teamwork. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.

“As an investment advisor, my role consists of understanding the current market dynamics and forecasting the future trends in the Central Eastern European region”

 

What would be your career advice to current students and recent alumni of Glion?

I would recommend final semester students to remain open to different opportunities and not to be scared to start at the bottom of the ladder. The hospitality industry is complex; and it is important for new graduates to understand all the roles and responsibilities involved in building the final product.

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