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Internships set the foundation of professional development and foster the “savoir-faire and savoir-vivre” that make hospitality graduates so popular with employers. At Glion, students choose their internships based on personal criteria such as the desire to experience a certain location or property type (such as a boutique hotel in a big city versus an all-inclusive resort on an island) and the practical aspects such as language requirements, work permit restrictions, accommodation offer, and salary. This process leads to some amazing internship opportunities, as the following examples from 2015/2016 show.

The Monte Carlo Ballet – Event Production Assistant

In her second year of the Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management, Caroline Aubry, a French national, went on internship at the Ballets de Monte-Carlo as an event production assistant. Read her story on the blog

The Chatwal – A luxury hotel in NYC

Astried Arini (Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Semester 6 student) shares her experience in the rooms division department after her recent internship at The Chatwal, in New York City. Read about her internship here.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Partner Marketing

After completing the academic part of her Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality, Georgina Spence, a UK national and December 2015 graduate, went on to an internship in Partner Marketing with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, in Brussels. Read about her experience in the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality.

Boston Consulting Group – Hospitality & Healthcare

Alexander ten Hoedt (BBA Hospitality 2016) did his 5th semester internship at the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich. This experience outside of the hospitality industry gave him a closer look at the medical technology sector, and it has given him some ideas for future career opportunities where hospitality and healthcare meet. Read more.

Marriott International – Cross-Training

Andrei found his first internship at a well-known 5* hotel in the South of France, the J.W. Marriott, Cannes. As an assistant Food & Beverage Managing Trainee, he did cross-training within all departments, and even managed to gain knowledge on how each sector is run effectively and differentiated from the others. He wrote about it for the blog.

Belmond Napasai Resort, Thailand – Management Internship

Iryna Tsoma did an internship at the Belmond Napasai resort on the north coast of Thailand’s Koh Samui, as a sales and guest relations intern. As a student of the MBA, Iryna chose an internship to help her get more experience during her MBA in Hospitality. Read her letter.

Photo By: Marriott, The Chatwal New York City, Belmond Napasai Resort

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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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