Markus Marty (EHL 2008)Founder & Creative Director at 'make it nice'
Markus, how would you describe EHL in 3 words?
Traditional hospitality, innovated.
What are you most proud of when you talk about EHL ?
What I'm most proud of when I talk about EHL are the experiences we had both in and outside of the classroom. Hands-on projects such as developing new business concepts, organizing events or being part of the many extracurricular activities - those are the experiences you grow from. It's exciting to be part of all of it as well as challenging to juggle and fit it all in.
What is the one thing you learned at EHL that you use almost every day in your professional life?
Treat everyone with respect. No matter what their position in the organization is, everyone is integral in reaching the goal.
In which way has EHL changed your personal life?
The people, it's all about the people. I made amazing friends and forged great relationships at EHL who are now in all corners of the world!
In your mind, what is special about EHL compared with other school ?
EHL is "Swiss excellence with global reach". EHL, to me, teaches the values and fundamentals of true hospitality while connecting you with an international network of like-minded alumni.
When parents of potential students ask you for advice about EHL and hospitality, what do you say?
EHL is a school for life. It teaches you how to live life in a sustainable way (most of the time), how to interact respectfully with people from all over the globe, how to handle stressful or challenging situations and how to enjoy life. Did I know exactly what I wanted to do when I started EHL? No. Did EHL enable me to develop myself and help me carve out my own path and reach a place and profession which I am proud and passionate about? Yes.