Chantal Cartier (EHL 2006)Head of hotel cooperations, Switzerland Tourism
Chantal, how would you describe EHL in 3 words?
Ambitious, best qualification, worldwide family
What are you most proud of when you talk about EHL?
The spirit of EHL is unique and translates into a lifelong affiliation. Furthermore, EHL is seen as the world's best hotel school and is a true door opener for the future career of every student.
What is the one thing you learned at EHL that you use almost every day in your professional life?
My EHL network helps a lot in my daily business.
In which way EHL changed your personal life?
The international surrounding was influencing even though we were settled in Chalet-à-Gobet (very rural). My friends and connections are now coming from all over the world - this is great!
In your mind, what is special about EHL compared with other school ?
No doubt: the alumni network and the spirit of the school. Furthermore we had great teachers with practical industry know-how.
When parents of potential students ask you for advice about EHL and hospitality, what do you say?
Hospitality is a great industry with lots of passion but hard work as well. You really need to have this passion for the "extra mile" to work in this business. If you're looking for an opportunity for an international career in this industry, EHL gives you a great "toolbox" to start your career.