Looking forward to an ambitious future

Nicole praises and feels grateful for the system through which the school secures internship for the students and connects them with potential top brand recruiters.



By Marie Nammour/senior Reporter

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 11:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:51 PM

For Nicole Gazal, who will graduate this December from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Marbella, Spain, with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in International Hotel management, everything one may do in life is related to hospitality.

Even though she is proud of graduating soon and is ambitious about her future plans, which include opening her own restaurant, Nicole feels kind of sad because she would be leaving ‘a family’ behind.

“We have studied here lots of subjects that have to do with hotel management and kitchen and customer-oriented business, but most important was how to have a positive approach and constant willingness to improve ourselves.”

Nicole also surely wants to be member of the alumni network after graduation.

“There is no point in joining Les Roches if the student is not passionate about people, different cultures, and hospitality. It is not just a school but it is a way of life.”

Like all the other students we met around the campus, Nicole praises and feels grateful for the system through which the school secures internship for the students and connects them with potential top brand recruiters in the hotel industry and other luxury brand partners.

“I did a six-month internship as a pastry chef at a hotel in London and it all happened due to the help of our school’s administration. They also hold regular conferences where representatives from five-star hotels give presentations and search for their prospective employees from among the students and graduates. Job interviews are then opened for us, which make it much easier for us to connect and reach out to the top recruiters in the hotel business and other top brand industries.”

Nicole, who hails from Egypt, hopes to open her own restaurant in an Arab country that she has yet to choose. “I have studied lots of subjects that would prove helpful in my future business plans.”  

Nicole passionately recounts that a hospitality management graduate would have to experience work in many divisions related to hotels.

“It would definitely turn an asset for him / her and help them evolve into a successful manager or owner of the business as they have been through all the coulisses of the business and would by then master the trade.” -mary@khaleejtimes.com


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