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From her internship at the Belmond Napasai resort on the north coast of Thailand’s Koh Samui, Iryna Tsoma sent an email to Mrs. Jacquline Lutz, Head of Career Relations to share her experience. This internship as a Sales and Guest Relations Intern is an integral part of Iryna’s MBA, the Professional option for the MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management. After six months of working and living in paradise at this exclusive luxury resort in Thailand, Iryna will return to Glion’s Bulle campus in January 2016 to complete her degree and dissertation. From this letter, we can tell that she is gaining more than entry-level experience, she’s participating in senior management activities and making memories that she’ll treasure the rest of her life.

Dear Mrs. Lutz,

Warmest greetings from sunny Thailand.

I am very happy to share with you some news from my internship. To start with, it is an extremely beautiful environment and every morning I feel blessed to wake up with such a stunning sea and jungle view. I was very lucky to get an accommodation in the hotel; more precisely, I am living in one of the guest villas which has exceeded all my expectations.

But it’s not only the surrounding beauty makes my internship so special. We’ve got an extremely professional and open-minded management team who are willingly involving me in all activities and global projects. It gives me a lot of empowerment and I have a chance to learn not only about sales and guest relations. I participate in the event planning, and I assist the Manager of the F&B department, Jan Lorenzen, a Glion alumni that you have put me in contact with. Last but not least, our Resort Manager and the Regional Managing Director Asia involve me in the budget planning meetings which has made my dream come true. Everything I have learnt in the previous semester in Glion came out of books into reality here, and I am learning so much more than I could have imagined when accepting this offer.

With my best regards,
Irina

Photo By: Belmond Napasai

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Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and event management to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK.
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