Glion BBA student Polina Brolt sat down for a little one-to-one career advice from our senior faculty member Jonathan Humphries. Here are some video highlights, which we hope will help you in your own career quest.
When it comes to career guidance, our Career Services & Industry Relations team offers a peerless level of personalization coupled with the proven expertise that comes from helping thousands of students find and navigate the right career path.
But there’s another group at our school who are also on hand to deliver learned and impartial advice: our faculty.
Jonathan Humphries, head of the BBA specialization in International Hotel Development & Finance, is one of those faculty members. Jonathan knows the business of hospitality better than most: a successful, multi-decade career in the industry saw him working for consultants Arthur Andersen and Deloitte before taking on senior roles at Marriott International. He then switched to academia while simultaneously founding HoCoSo (Hospitality Consulting Solutions), a Swiss-based company that specializes in the hospitality alternatives sector, including co-living, serviced apartments and resorts.
Polina Brolt is a current BBA student still deciding on her ultimate career aims. She asked Jonathan if he could give her some advice, and naturally he agreed. Our cameras were there too, and below we present highlights from that conversation so you too can benefit from Jonathan’s advice and insights!
HoCoSo are advisors with a difference.
We create tailor-made and innovative solutions for clients’ hospitality-led projects by bringing together the optimum team of sector specialists.
Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo, and his direct team specialize in the extended-stay, co-living, and hotel-alternatives hospitality market; luxury, lifestyle and boutique hotels; and resort developments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Our strengths lie in the following core services:
- Product & Concept Creation, for portfolio & individual asset developments.
- Strategic Development Projects with a focus on new-market / new-concept business expansion planning, operator selection, market and financial feasibility studies.
- Transformative Asset Management for brand re-positioning, asset re-evaluation and concept re-structuring.
- Hospitality Education for companies and academic institutions, with a focus on bespoke course development, training and teaching.
- Workshops, Keynotes and Conference Moderating for boards, leading international conferences and incubators.
During the covid19 crisis, HoCoSo launched HoCoSo CONNECT, an initiative aimed at bringing the industry together to brainstorm and collaborate; HoCoSo CONVERSATION, a podcast channel encouraging the discussion with thought leaders from around the globe, for the hospitality industry; and, in collaboration with Atlas Coaching and Cervus Leadership Consulting, we also launched the Hospitality Resilience Series , a combination of online events, insights and discussions aimed at helping build your personal resilience and inner immunity.