Our student Alexandra Brunner explains why she decided to pursue a Bachelor degree.
Why did you decide to join the direct entry bachelor’s degree?
I wanted to further deepen my knowledge in hospitality management, especially from a strategic and academic point of view. My previous education was an excellent choice and I would definitely choose the same school again. But at SHL (Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern) we were educated with a very operational approach and I wanted to learn more about hospitality management on a strategic level. The other reason why I decided to join the direct entry program at EHL is the great reputation and network that comes with a degree of this institution.
How was the transition from your previous studies to the Bachelor?
The transition was a lot smoother and easier than what I expected it to be. Since we completed BOSC 3 in Passugg in a small class, we could get used to the system before we went to Lausanne for BOSC 5 and 6. Concerning the topics, I did not have any trouble to get into it and I did not have the feeling of missing the previous semesters.
Looking at where you stand today, how do you think EHL has made a difference in your life?
I would say EHL has made me a lot more self-confident. In particular when it comes to my career plans and professional aspirations.
Tell us something that you learned at EHL and that you are using every day.
I learnt how to present professionally in front of an audience. I might not use it every day but at some point in my life it will be a benefit for sure… J
How do you see your career evolving?
I signed a contract for my first job three days after graduation. Thus, I would say it worked well so far and I am confident to be on the right track. Unfortunately, I could not start yet due to Corona. I believe we all have to be patient in the current situation and I just hope everything goes back to normal so I can start very soon.
What advice would you give to young people that are not sure about their career aspirations?
Important is to listen to your gut when you decide on the next step. Whether you have to make a decision about a position or a further degree. Besides my gut feeling, I always tried to keep in mind what my ultimate or at least future goal is. In the end, the most important thing is that you do something that you really like.