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“Peter Hock Chye Gan”

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凱撒里茲傑出校友Peter Hock Chye Gan 畢業於1991並取得Hotel Management Diploma ,任職Starwood國際飯集團亞太區總經理, 以及中國Sheraton Hotel喜來登飯店江蘇省浙江公司總經理

Peter Gan Achieved His Dream Position And Today Enjoys The Challenges As General Manager Of Starwood Asia Pacific. Proud To Be A Cesar Ritz Graduate.

他很驕傲進入Starwood國際飯集團擔任亞太區總經理,他說他以凱撒里茲校友為榮, 是瑞士最好飯店管理學校


“從凱撒里茲畢業,打開了我人生正確的門”

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Mr. Duncan O’Rourke 任職於凱賓斯基國際飯店集團(Kempinski Hotels)營運長(Chief Operating Officer)

畢業於1989年,他決定到國際飯集團工作,認爲當總經理是一個好的開始,他說:“凱撒里茲提供我成為總經理最佳準備, 我在凱撒里茲學習從基本服務, 餐飲, 廚房, 到財務及經營管理, 這些都是我在飯店職場最好準備。”

在凱撒里茲的學生生涯中,我參加了Société Des Eaux Minérales D’Evian 主辦的有爲青年Evian 獎,設計獲頒The True Taste Wineglass獎。爲了延續此概念,我將其轉化成一個產品,並於2006年初發行。

César Ritz Colleges’ Alumnus Duncan O’Rourke Is Currently The Chief Operating Officer Of Kempinski Hotels And Recently Spoke With Us About His Professional Life And The Importance Of His Education At César Ritz Colleges.

When Graduating From César Ritz Colleges In 1989, Duncan O’Rourke Decided To Go For An International Career And Thought That Starting Out By Becoming A General Manager Would Be A Good Start. This Was, After All, What Duncan Felt He Had Been Best Prepared For At César Ritz Colleges. Even Today, Duncan Recalls That The Skills Gained During His Studies (Operations Such As Food And Beverage, Service Essentials, Kitchen, And Even The More Abstract Side Of Financial Performance And Optimization Of Processes), Were What Generally Prepared Him For His Career. In Our Interview With Duncan, He Told Us That “Specifically, The First Doors Open In Your Career Are Possibly The Most Important Ones” And That, “Graduating From César Ritz Colleges Meant The Right Doors Opened For Me.”

During My Time At César Ritz Colleges, I Participated In The Evian Prize For Young Talent Organized By The Société Des Eaux Minérales D’Evian. I Received A Prize For My Design, The True Taste Wineglass. Eager To Pursue The Idea, I Transformed The Concept Into A Product That Was Launched At The Beginning Of 2006.

“All This Started With My Education At César Ritz Colleges Switzerland And My Strong Desire To Exceed My Own Expectations.”


“洞悉真正的世界”

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Mr. Samir Baidas 任職杜拜萬豪國際飯集團(Marriott International)商務開發部資深副總裁(Senior Vice President)
畢業於1990年並取得 Hotel Management Diploma 飯店管理畢業證書, 1998年開始在萬豪國際飯集團Marriott International 工作。Samir 想起在母校凱撒里茲日子是最美好時刻 “Full Of Great Moments”。他很驕傲進入瑞士最好的飯店管理學校就讀,學校有最好的課程及老師,學習到最寶貴的課程。學校有許多國籍學生,可以學習多元文化及保持良好的人際關係 ;最重要的是可到高層管理工作,成為職場上很重要的指導方針。
He Is Proud Of His Alma Mater Saying That “Being Already One Of The Best Schools In Switzerland At That Time, We Had Very Good Academics And Strong Teachers Like Davide Giovannini, The Maestro Of Service”. And In Regard To What Valuable Lessons He Learnt, “I Gained So Much By Living With Other Nationalities And Having Smooth Relationships Culturally And Religiously; I Also Learnt The Importance Of Always Being On Top Of The Line And This Became A Guideline For My Career.”


Peter Pfohl

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Mr. Peter Pfohl 任職瑞士蘇黎士 PMS Operations Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Corporate Office 集團總部副總裁
他說〞凱撒里茲畢業證書就像是專業教育的保障〞學校提供綜合學習包括商業管理及實務操作, 這些都是提供我們進入高階層管理最佳準備及任務。
現在Peter最主要工作是飯店商務管理及開發、人資、策略、品質管理及飯店管理應用軟體,提供董事會建議及飯店未來發展計畫。
Peter 給大家鼓勵:“一直要努力工作,不要因為成功沒馬上實現而失望。如果環境不是很好,建議尋找新雇主,新機會;你的新契機及才能會被發現的。”
Having Started With A Classical German Apprenticeship, The Hotel Management Diploma Obtained From César Ritz Colleges Helped Peter To Advance Along His Career Path: “A Certification Like This Will Always Complement A Sound Professional Education. The School Offered A Healthy Mix Of Commercial And Practical Topics. Alongside The Day To Day Courses We Were Tasked To Prepare And Present Additional Assignments Which Kept Us On Our Toes.”
Asked To Give Advice To Aspiring Students, Peter Encourages: “Always Work Hard And Don’t Get Discouraged If Success Is Not Always A Direct Result From Your Efforts. If With An Employer Or In A Position You Feel That There Is No Evolvement, Do Not Try To Sit It Out For Too Long But Aspire For New Opportunities. Sometimes New Or Hidden Talents Are Just Waiting To Be Discovered.”Mr. Peter Pfohl 任職瑞士蘇黎士 PMS Operations Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Corporate Office 集團總部副總裁
他說〞凱撒里茲畢業證書就像是專業教育的保障〞學校提供綜合學習包括商業管理及實務操作, 這些都是提供我們進入高階層管理最佳準備及任務。
現在Peter最主要工作是飯店商務管理及開發、人資、策略、品質管理及飯店管理應用軟體,提供董事會建議及飯店未來發展計畫。
Peter 給大家鼓勵:“一直要努力工作,不要因為成功沒馬上實現而失望。如果環境不是很好,建議尋找新雇主,新機會;你的新契機及才能會被發現的。”
Having Started With A Classical German Apprenticeship, The Hotel Management Diploma Obtained From César Ritz Colleges Helped Peter To Advance Along His Career Path: “A Certification Like This Will Always Complement A Sound Professional Education. The School Offered A Healthy Mix Of Commercial And Practical Topics. Alongside The Day To Day Courses We Were Tasked To Prepare And Present Additional Assignments Which Kept Us On Our Toes.”
Asked To Give Advice To Aspiring Students, Peter Encourages: “Always Work Hard And Don’t Get Discouraged If Success Is Not Always A Direct Result From Your Efforts. If With An Employer Or In A Position You Feel That There Is No Evolvement, Do Not Try To Sit It Out For Too Long But Aspire For New Opportunities. Sometimes New Or Hidden Talents Are Just Waiting To Be Discovered.”


“François Wetterwald”

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Mr. François Wetterwald 畢業於飯店與觀光管理學士(Bachelor Of International Business In Hotel & Tourism Management),目前任職 Albert Premier Hotel & Restaurant – Luxembourg 董事長
François 回憶他是一位驕傲的人,到了凱撒里茲時就面臨真正挑戰.我被安排到英語課程,遇到有許多國籍學生,我學習英語同時學習不同文化,這對我將來在飯店職場有很大幫助。我很高興有許多優秀老師教我們實務操作,他們都是來自知名飯店產業背景,實務應用是非常重要的。
François在就讀期間有參加3個實習,第一個在瑞士Gstaad,第二個在瑞士Vail,第三個在美國Colorado。他喜歡的回憶是宴會競賽Banquet Competitions,“Ours Was The Rio De Janeiro Carnival,是最棒的活動,我們一起讀書,一起生活,我們彼此非常接近,回憶同窗生活很好。”
François給大家建議:“不要猶豫,出國去學習不同的文化及生活環境,在不同的工作環境下建立新穎的管理及組織理念。”“了解一個文化是非常重要的。”他補充並建議:“爲了滿足不同文化的顧客需求是飯店管理的關鍵,而凱撒里茲提供了機會讓來自世界各地的人一起生活,一起學習,一起競爭及比較。”

François’ Advice To Aspiring Students Is Based On The Fact That While All Hotel Schools In Switzerland Are Delivering More Or Less The Same Basic Knowledge About The Hospitality Industry, César Ritz Colleges Offers Something More: “The Only Aspect That Makes A Difference Is The People—The Teachers, The Administration And The Students—For At César Ritz, There Is A Very Strong Correlation Between Them All, Helping Students Develop In A Very Professional, Friendly And Secure Environment And THAT Makes A Huge Difference!”
He Advises Students Not To Hesitate To Leave Their Country To Get To Know Other Cultures, Other Working Environments And Different Organizational Aspects. “It Is Very Important To Understand A Culture”, He Advises, “To Be Able To Satisfy The Guest That Belongs To That Culture And So What Is Good About César Ritz Is That You Are Able To Meet All These People At Once And Share, Live Together, Study Together, Compare, Compete And, Who Knows, As I Am Happily Married To A César Ritz Alumnus.”


“Roland Duerr”

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Roland Duerr 在杜拜的 Burj 工作了7年,現今任職 紐約 Essex House 的 餐飲管理執行經理。
高中畢業後,成功被瑞士其中一家最好的飯店錄取 – 在Murten湖的The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Le Vieux Manoir。
後來,被杜拜的Jumeirah Beach Hotel錄取,一開適當管理階級的實習生,不久後,榮升當渡假村第二大經營店的Beachcombers餐廳的餐飲經理。我放棄了當時的職位,並且完成了我的學位。
畢業之後,在柏林.德國的四季飯店的餐飲管理部門當副經理。6個月後,變成採購經理,之後的一年,升為餐廳經理,管理餐飲部門的執行及行政作業。
我於杜拜.阿拉伯聯合大公國著名的Burj Al Arab Hotel工作了7年,開始當任餐飲管理副經理,接著升為餐飲管理經理,再升為餐飲管理執行經理。2011年的8月,我被調至美國紐約的Jumeirah Essex House,一個經典及具有歷史性,座落於紐約市中心的飯店,當任餐飲管理行政副經理。
After Graduating With An Award For High Academic Achievement, My Professional Life Started At One Of Switzerland’s Best Hotels, The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Le Vieux Manoir On Lake Murten.
Then It Was Off To Dubai Where I Was Offered A Position As A Management Trainee At The Jumeirah Beach Hotel. I Was Quickly Promoted To The Position Of Restaurant Manager At The Beachcombers Restaurant, The Resort’s Second Largest Outlet. I Left To Pursue My Studies And Graduated With A Bachelor Of Arts In Hotel And Restaurant Administration.
I Then Joined The Four Seasons Hotel In Berlin As Assistant Manager In The Food And Beverage Department. Six Months Later, I Became Purchasing Manager And The Following Year, Was Appointed Restaurants Manager, Supervising The Operational And Administrational Side Of The Food And Beverage Department.
For Seven Years, I Worked In Dubai At The Famous Burj Al Arab Hotel, Starting Out As Assistant Food And Beverage Manager, Then Food And Beverage Manager And Later, The Director Of Food And Beverage. In August 2011, I Transferred Within The Company To New York At The Jumeirah Essex House, An Iconic And Historic Hotel In The Middle Of New York City Where I Am Executive Assistant Manager – Food And Beverage.


“WELL DONE! CÉSAR RITZ ALUMNUS WINS THE 2011 YOUNG HOTELIER AWARD”

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Ms.Christina Baumer 在 奧地利維也納獲頒2011年 Young Hotelier Award 最優秀飯店管理傑出青年
Christina於2006年畢業於凱撒里茲並取得飯店與觀光管理學士。
畢業後任職維也納豪華飯店,她的傑出工作經驗表現獲得 維也納總經理協會General Managers’ Council Of Vienna評選出2011年Young Hotelier Award最優秀飯店管理傑出青年獎,且獲得MBA獎學金。當時她只有28歲。
她的報告主題“目標群組 – Y時代:對今日豪華飯店要求以及對價值或需求調整的探討” 似乎對上了評審團的胃口,卓越的表現與其客戶行爲及訂房行爲以及趨向分析報告,讓她脫群而出,榮獲2011年Young Hotelier Award最優秀飯店管理傑出青年獎
The Young Hotelier Award Was Established In 2004 As An Initiative Of The General Managers’ Council Of Vienna With The Aim Of Encouraging And Promoting Young Talent In Austrian Luxury Hotels. The Twenty-Eight-Year-Old Obviously Impressed The Jury With Her Extensive Work Experience And Bachelor Degree In Hotel And Tourism Management Earned In 2006 From César Ritz Colleges Switzerland. Her Final Presentation To A Panel Of High Profile Judges Was Titled: ‘Target Group Generation Y: What Does It Expect From A Luxury Hotel Today And Do We Expect Further Changes In Values/Needs?” Christina Gave An Outstanding Performance With A Trend Analysis And Consumer And Booking Behaviour.


“ALUMNUS JULIA FERNHOLZ WINS AGAIN”

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凱撒里茲傑出校友 MS.Julia Fernholz 於2009年獲頒 最優秀‘Bucherer Trophy’獎。
2010年再次獲頒 ‘Best Receptionist’ 最優秀櫃檯服務人員獎 及David Campbell’ 獎。
Julia於2005年畢業於凱撒里茲後馬上在瑞士日內瓦5星級飯店Beau-Rivage工作, Julia從凱撒里茲學習高品質服務及專業表現,現在榮升Front Office副理。
2009年JULIA獲頒最優秀Prestigious ‘Bucherer Trophy’獎。
2010年再次獲頒‘Best Receptionist’ 最優秀櫃檯服務人員獎 及‘David Campbell’獎。
此3項大獎都是國際飯店業最知名及有重大意義競賽。
因為她的成功傑出表現,榮獲可以加入 ‘Amicale Internationale Des Chefs De Reception Et Sous Directeurs Des Grand Hotels’


“Melkart Rouhana”

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國籍:黎巴嫩
學歷:理學碩士
職位:美國馬里蘭州 Chevy Chase Global Learning The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company 公司董事
猶記得智者的一句話:跨出第一步的感覺宛如從懸崖上墜落;剛開始的時候驚悚萬分,過了不久,當降落傘打開的時候,一切都似乎穩定了。我心中有了一個藍圖,籌備好了,開始了充滿了未知數但精彩萬分的旅途。
從凱撒里茲中心大學(UCCR)畢業過後,我就業於The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company。從最基層做起,讓我學會了一個道理,那就是“你無法改變環境,但是你可改變自己的想法,就可造就工作的環境”。三年過後,我被指派到人力資源部門當執行主任,在那裏我學到了重要的一課:我的努力及信仰,以及服務他人的態度,到了最後一定會有正比的回報的。只要努力,只要相信,一定有出頭天。
該是展翅高飛的時機了;我在The Ritz-Carlton Corporate 辦公室開始,擔任國際學習及領導中心的隊員,負責建立及監督全球學習策略,其中包含了指導、引導及帶領全球學習大方向的設計及團隊;以及推動組織的效能。身為一名國際講員,我將自己的夢想實現,並鼓舞其他擁有卓越能力的天才,一起分享成功的經歷,抛磚引玉。
我承認我現今的成就是靠個人的努力,但也非常感謝UCCR,讓我學習了寶貴的人生課程。UCCR朔造了我的身心靈及思維模式,教我如何掌控大局,指引了我方向,邁向成功的道路。
I Still Remember The Words Of A Wise Man: Making The First Step Is Like Jumping Of A Cliff; At First It Is Frightening, Then Things Settle Down When The Parachute Opens. I Sketched A Map, Assembled My Tools And Departed For A Ride Of Doubts And Greatness.
After Graduating From University Centre César Ritz (UCCR), I Started My Career At The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Starting At The Bottom Of The Ladder Was Extremely Hard, But I Learned One Simple Truth; You Can’t Control The Circumstances, But You Can Control Your Thoughts, Which Will Ultimately Shape Those Circumstances. Consequently, Three Years Later, I Was Appointed Executive Director Of Human Resources At One Of Our Properties, Where I Learned A Crucial Lesson: My Rewards In Life Will Always Be In Direct Proportion To The Value Of My Beliefs And My Service To Others.
It Was Time For My Talents To Expand Further. I Took My Map, Reassembled My Tools And Set Off Once Again Towards My Dream. I Landed At The Ritz-Carlton Corporate Office As Part Of The Global Learning And Leadership Center Team, Which Is In Charge Of Creating And Overseeing The Implementation Of Global Learning Strategies; Coaching, Guiding And Leading The Global Learning Design Functions And Teams; And Driving Organizational Effectiveness. As A Corporate Speaker Flying All Around The World, I Live My Dream Of Inspiring Excellence, Tapping Into The Higher Reaches Of Human Genius And Experiencing The Ultimate Truth Of Success: It’s By Giving Of Oneself That One Becomes Rich…
I Admit That I Worked The Parachute Hard, But I Owe Part Of This Success To UCCR Where I Learned The Most Precious Lessons Of My Life! In A Nutshell, My Journey At UCCR Shaped Me – Body, Heart, Mind And Spirit – And Taught Me How To Control The Wind So That It Doesn’t Carry Me To The Wrong Landing Spot. That Journey Taught Me That The Path I Take Is Less Important Than The General Compass Direction That Will Ultimately Lead Me To My Final Destination: To Success…


“Jay Rathore”

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在印度新德里 The Oberoi 飯店擔任總經理。Oberoi 是亞州排名第一的國際豪華大飯店,Jay 於1996年畢業於凱撒里茲並取得飯店與觀光管理學士。畢業後開始任職 Hyatt Hotels 君悅飯店集團,協助印度、日本、韓國及美國新開幕的飯店。2008年升為 Oberoi 集團總經理。
給學生的建議: Think Big, Be Positive, Focused And Determined About Your Goals, And The Results Will Follow.
放寬視野(夢想藍圖要夠大),建立積極樂觀的思考模式,要專注,要堅持,以達成夢想及目標,就會看到好的成效。
Area Manager For César Ritz Colleges In India, Viwan Opanukij, Met Up With Jay Rathore, Alumnus And General Manager Of The Oberoi Hotel In New Delhi. She Used The Opportunity To Ask Him A Few Questions And To See Whether He Had Any Advice For Our Graduating Students.
印度凱撒里茲學校的區域經理,Viwan Opanukij,參訪了The Oberoi飯店的總經理,Jay Rathore。以下收錄了採訪内容。
你人生中的座右銘是什麼?
It’s Simple: Be Positive, Focused And Determined About What You Want, And The Results Will Follow. I Feel That A Successful Team Is One In Which There Is Synergy Between Innovative Thoughts And Effort. I Believe In Uncompromising Attention To Detail And Focus On Standards, And Feel That This Can Be Obtained Only By Training The Right People And Through Constant Hard Work.
很簡單:積極,專注及堅持,你確實知道自己想要的,成功就在不遠處了。我個人覺得,一個成功的團隊是創新想法即努力不懈的協同作用下組成的。我相信精彫細琢的細節及專注在標準作業,是經由專業人員的培訓之下及努力不懈之下達成的。
為什麼你會選擇就讀飯店管理?你畢業後學到了什麼?
I Was Born And Raised In A Family Of Hoteliers, So A Hospitality Career Came Naturally To Me. In 1996, After Graduating From University Centre César Ritz (UCCR), I Started Working For Hyatt Hotels. Through Challenging Assignments In A Variety Of Countries, I Was Exposed To Various Facets Of The Industry, From Pre-Opening Teams To Established Hotels, In India, Japan, Korea, And The USA.
我出生於飯店管理之家,所以飯店管理者行業是與身居來的。自1996年畢業於凱撒里茲學校, 我就業於Hyatt飯店。累積了世界各國的挑戰工作,我學習到了這領域的多元性,在印度、日本、韓國及美國,從事創業團隊到協助開創飯店。
In 2003, After Eight Years With The Hyatt Regency Mumbai, As Director Of Food And Beverage, I Started As Resident Manager/Executive Assistant Manager Of The Oberoi Bangalore. My Determination To Experiment And My Love For Nature Then Took Me To The Oberoi Vanyavilas As General Manager. In January 2008, After Two Years In Vanyavilas, I Moved To The Flagship Property Of The Oberoi Group In New Delhi, Again As General Manager. This Is Where I Am Today. Together With My Management Team, I Plan, Coordinate, And Monitor Business Strategies, And Plan Ahead To Maximize Profits. I Also Spend Time Reviewing Guest Feedback And Ensuring That We Give Our Guests An Experience That Exceeds Their Expectations. In Today’s Competitive World, I Strongly Believe That Your Success Is Directly Proportional To The Strength Of The Relationships You Have With Your Guests.
於2003年,累積了8年在Hyatt飯店的工作經驗,從Oberoi Bangalore的駐店經理/行政助理經理,到餐飲總監。我的熱忱基對大自然的愛惜,讓我在Oberoi Vanyavilas升為總經理。
2008年1月,在Vanyavilas待了兩年後,我遷職到新德里的Oberoi集團的旗艦,再次擔任總經理。與我的管理團隊一起工作,我策劃、協調及監督業務策略,並未雨綢繆,以實現利潤最大化。我也花時間檢討客人的反饋,並確保我們所提供的服務,遠超客人所期望的。在這競爭激烈的世界,我堅信,您與客人的關係,與成功是成正比的。
凱撒里茲在你工作上給了哪些幫助?
Precision And Professionalism Are Two Key Skills That I Acquired At César Ritz Colleges.
精確度及敬業的精神,是我從中領悟到的成功鑰匙。
有沒有什麼建議要給正在就學的學生呢?
The Hospitality Industry Is Not A Regular Nine-To-Five Job; It Is A Lifestyle. It Is Important To Exude Hospitality, And To Have A Genuine Passion For Service And An Eye For Detail. You Need Personality, Thorough Knowledge Of The Job And Good Communication Skills. More Importantly, However, You Need To Be Transparent And Honest In Your Approach. Think Big. Like I Said, Know What You Want, Be Positive, Focused And Determined About Your Goals, And The Results Will Follow.
餐飲業不是朝九晚五的工作,它是一種生活方式。重要的是,必須保持熱情好客的精神,良好的待客之道以及認真細心的態度。通過對工作的認識及良好的溝通,建立個人的特質。更重要的是,待人處事的方法要透明化及建立良好的誠信度。要敢夢,確切知道自己要的,要積極,專注及堅持自己的夢想及目標,就會實現。
您未來的計劃是什麼呢?
One Day I Will Be In Charge Of My Own Hotel Company!!
終有一天,我會經營自己旗下的飯店管理公司。

 

凱撒里茲傑出校友成功的故事

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 AVADH KAMDAR

Program Bachelor Degree
Graduation Year 2013
Position Food & Beverage Supervisor
The Fairmont Dubai 
in Dubai, UAE
Country Kenya
He said:“César Ritz Colleges was the stepping stone for my career.”
“César Ritz Colleges doesn’t simply provide students with academic knowledge, it also prepares us for the operational side of the industry through practical classes and internships.I discovered my passion for Food & Beverage during my second internship, when I was trained as a bar manager for the Underground Bar & Nightclub at Le Bouveret campus. This is where I discovered my love for bartending and the beverage side of F&B.Upon completion of my Higher Diploma, I was offered an F&B Management training programme role with the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort in South Africa.There, I was taught how to lead a restaurant team with a focus on training and development, as well as assist in creating signature cocktails for the various resort outlets.I then transferred to the Fairmont Dubai as F&B Supervisor for the allday dining restaurant where I am now responsible for the daily operations as well as participating in weekly/monthly training sessions for colleagues and assisting other outlets in their operations.The highlight of my career was definitely competing in the World Class bartending competition in South Africa. I didn’t win but it was definitely an eye opener in terms of how far bartending & mixology have evolved over the years.From my time at César Ritz Colleges, I took with me the friends I made not only with fellow students but with the staff as well, which is a reminder that César Ritz is truly a home away from home.To aspiring hoteliers, my advice is: ‘Seize every opportunity to learn new ideas and concepts as this is what allows us to grow professionally’.”資料來源:http://www.ritz.edu/en/graduate-stories/detail/avadh-kamdar-2500

 

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 IVAN CUKON

Program Bachelor Degree
Graduation Year 2008
Position Investments and Development Projects Specialist
Valamar Riviera d.d.
in Croatia
Country Croatia

 

He said:“César Ritz Colleges gives you the key that can open many doors.”
“I am currently working in the Investments and Development Projects department of the Valamar Group, Croatia’s leading tourism company. My role includes the analysis of various businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector to determine potential opportunites for mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, I coordinate the orchestration of strategic investment plans for the group, the reorganization of managerial structures, the repositioning of old properties as well as the development of financial projections.Some of the highlights of my career include one of the largest mergers in the tourism sector in Croatia, the development of a 10 year business strategy for Valamar and the in-depth business performance analysis of the group’s major competitors.Two of the most important skills that the school taught me are critical thinking and the ability to build a professional network.My advice to aspiring hoteliers is whatever you choose to study, specialize yourself in an area that is interesting to you and be the best you can in it. Most of the time, students don’t know what to choose and they go study a little bit of everything. But it has been shown that employers are looking for people who have exceptional knowledge and skills in a particular area, rather than average knowledge in many.César Ritz Colleges gives you the key that opens many doors but it’s up to you whether you are going to open any door, and if you do open one, it is again up to you to choose which door you are going to open.And when it comes to my job as long as I learn something new every day and develop myself further, I will keep doing my job.”資料來源:http://www.ritz.edu/en/graduate-stories/detail/ivan-cukon-2504
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 ALEXEY KOROBKIN

Graduation Year 2006
Position Director Development Russia, CIS and Georgia
InterContinental Hotels Group
in Moscow, Russia
Country Russia
He said:“The school helped me succeed in my career through experienced and enthusiastic professors and career placement services.”
“Originally I was studying economics and finance. However, with time, I realized that I enjoy working with people more than with numbers. Hospitality offered me a career that allows me to do what I like and to travel around the world, one of my hobbies.In my current role, I am responsible for new hotel developments in Russia and CIS (Russian Commonwealth), as well as the overall growth of the group in the region. I work with potential hotel owners and financiers to develop management and franchise contracts and to ensure that they meet our brand requirements.One of the most important skills I learned while studying at César Ritz Colleges was the ability to understand different points of view and to take a broader look at issues. The diversity of students and professors on campus taught me just that. I also learned communication, teamwork and many hands-on skills that are still coming in handy today.As I moved from one role to another, each had their own highlights. But no career highlight can overshadow the birth of my daughter, which is the best thing that ever happened to me.The school helped me succeed in my career through experienced and enthusiastic professors and career placement services, which helped me get the right first job. Overall passion for the industry is in the school’s atmosphere and I felt it very well.To future hospitality students, I can only repeat what I’ve been told when I started at César Ritz Colleges: ‘Never say no to challenges, as this will make you stand out from the rest and never quit or give up.'”Updated 2015資料來源:http://www.ritz.edu/en/graduate-stories/detail/alexey-korobkin-1559