First few weeks in the white alps

on February 6 | in Student life | by Filippa Hertzman | with 2 Comments

Bonjour tout le monde!

What an intensive start (hence the late update)… The past couple of weeks have been amazing, and I’m so happy I decided to finish HOIII here in Switzerland.

The school impressed me from the very moment I arrived at the airport. They were waiting with a large Les Roches sign for me and other new students, gave us water and snacks, and took care of all luggage. A big bus was waiting outside and the ride to the campus took roughly two hours. After a steep climb up the mountains we reached our final destination – a tiny place called Bluche. After I did my check-in, I was assigned a room, and later on I met up with a bunch of friends for dinner and drinks. Since it was a Saturday, we all were curious about the nightlife so we took a taxi to the nearby village Crans and danced until our feet became sore. Since there are only a few places to go out, people here tend to stick together and that makes it so much more fun.

Monday morning it was time for classes straight away. My year is divided into five groups, and compared to Marbella, that is a lot since we only had three over there. First week was basically an introduction to all teachers, subjects and classmates, and on the second week projects, quizzes, assignments, presentations and exams kept on coming in. I have also joined the Student Committee marketing team where we promote events and activities such as crazy mufti days and parties, so that (along with this blog) keeps me busy, to say the least…

I am very happy that the school offers us to move between the different campuses, and although the contrasts between the schools are quiet big, it’s still the Les Roches spirit all over…

Next weekend awaits a welcome party thrown by the Student Social Committee plus a spontaneously planned trip to Milan… Promise to update you all on that.

Ciao for now!

X Filippa

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2 Responses

  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi, i am very interested in applying to Les Roches and i would like to ask you about the career opportunities after studying there and getting a bachelor degree in business administration. Also, what type of internship do they offer?

    Thanks (:

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    Thanks for your message! Regarding the internship opportunities, we have a wide range of offers in hotels, restaurant, spa, tourism, bank, cruise lines, luxury products, etc..

    There’s an internship office on campus that will help you find the best opportunity for you depending of your wishes.

    About career opportunities that you can get after a degree in business administration, it really depends of your objectives, motivation and where you want to live but usually our student get a job right after the graduation at a supervisory level or manager assistant. It takes around 3 to 5 years to get the experience needed and become a manager in the industry.

    We are going to put you in contact with your educational counsellor so you can get all the answers you need to make your choice easier.

    To do so, please send us an email with the following information to lucie.piron@laureate.ch.
    - Your age and country of residence
    - Your level of education
    - Your phone number and email address
    - Do you already have an idea of what you’d like to do after your graduation?

    Thanks and talk to you soon!

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