Chris Broadbent, Head of Humanities, Careers and Pathways Coordinator
On Tuesday 5 November, we welcomed representatives from Glion & Les Roches School of Hospitality to AISM, promoting courses and careers in hospitality.
Ms. Fabienne Rolland from Sommet Education helped the students to explore the many options surrounding hospitality including travel, luxury, gastronomy, events management, business management and hotel management.
Tourism is the largest industry in the world and offers people with many opportunities in entrepreneurship. Ms. Rolland stressed that it is a career with a great deal of variety and excitement, perfect for people who like to travel, trying new things and working in teams. She also stressed that hospitality is a perfect field for students to develop their ‘soft skills’ such as working under pressure, leadership and customer service that will help to make them more employable in the future.
Both Glion and Les Roches are based in Switzerland, but have campuses now all around the world, allowing students to study in a number of countries.
The Glion Institute of Higher Education is a hospitality management school situated in Glion sur Montreux, Switzerland, northeast of Geneva. Gilon is renowned for its emphasis on luxury and corporate hospitality and also has a major campus in London. If you would like to know more, please visit www.glion.edu
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is a private hospitality school in Valais, Switzerland. Les Roches has a strong emphasis on sustainability and entrepreneurship. Les Roches is a small village in the Swiss alps, but has campuses in Marbella (Spain) and in Shanghai. If you would like to know more,
please visit www.lesroches.edu
Kent State University (KSU)
On Wednesday 6 November Kent State University (KSU) visited the school and spoke to a number of our Senior School students.
Kent State is a large public research university in Kent, Ohio USA. They offer a large number of majors including architecture, fashion, aeronautics and mechatronics.
One of the questions that the students were keen to discuss with the requirement for SATs or ACTs examinations to apply for courses in the US. The SATs and ACTs are standardized tests widely used for college admissions in the United States. They were very happy to hear that at KSU, the SATs are not required for international students. Indeed, this is becoming a more common practice for American universities.
A big attraction of the Amercian system is the emphasis on allowing students to study a broad range of subjects, developing a wide variety of skills. If you would like to find out more about KSC, please visit www.kent.edu