The ideal EHL student profile
The hospitality sector and our bachelor degree in hospitality management offer fantastic career opportunities but require a specific skill-set. Do you have what it takes?
Business acumen and excellent people skills
You are comfortable with numbers and have a good business drive and the energy required to succeed in a highly competitive environment. But your main focus is on people and on creating a sense of well-being for others.
Creativity and a talent for innovation
You have a knack for spotting promising new trends well before anyone else. You are attentive to the needs of others and know what they want without them having to tell you. You take pleasure in anticipating their wants and needs.
A love of style and elegance
You love the more pleasurable and sensory aspects of life. To you, a hotel is not just a place to sleep. You appreciate the more subtle details of the hotel experience: fine food and wine, an attentive sommelier, rich traditions, creativity, architecture, design and the use of space, lighting and so on. In short, you want an experience that appeals to all the senses and will be a source of wonderful memories.
Strong problem-solving skills
In a complex situation, you are able to get hold of the information you need and sift through it quickly in order to make the right decision.
You like to plan, organize, look ahead, double-check, prepare for contingencies, deal with emergencies and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
A strong customer focus
You have a sixth sense when it comes to understanding other peoples' wants and needs: you know instinctively when your help is needed and also when to be discreet and keep your distance. You are attuned to cultural differences and are able to respond to very different expectations depending on the nationality of your clients.
Excellent people skills
You are very persuasive and know how to motivate others to put your ideas into action.
You are good at thinking on your feet and making quick, confident decisions. You are pragmatic and, above all, know how to use your common sense. You are willing to take the initiative where necessary.
An international outlook
You love meeting people from very different backgrounds. You are fascinated by other cultures and keen to learn more about them. You are open-minded and willing to change your own way of thinking if necessary.
Motivation, energy and joie de vivre
You like hard work. Emergencies bring out the best in you. You thrive on the unexpected.
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... Looking for a hands-on education?
Check out the Swiss HF professional degree (tertiary B-level) offered - in English and German - by the Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality (SSTH), which was recently taken over by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.