Alpine Graduate
Leila Vuap

My parents who come from Hungary but live in Romania spent many summer holidays in Greece, always staying at the lovely Palmyra Beach Hotel.  That’s how I came to learn of the Swiss Alpine Center where I enrolled on my hotel management studies in 2016.

My 3 years of study at Alpine Center/City Unity College were the most memorable years of my life.  I enjoyed the learning experience where classes were interactive and the lecturers highly qualified.  I am now prepared to begin my real-world career.  The most I liked about this college is that students need to complete summer internships in order to practice and develop the skills they have learned during the academic semesters.

I have completed my most unforgettable internship in the luxurious 5-star St Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar:  a 5 months’ internship filled with challenges, learning new skills and techniques, learning how to deal with demanding customers, and how to continuously be at your best.  The employee environment was excellent.  I trained as a Front Desk agent and Butler Service agent under circumstances that surely made me more prepared for any kind of challenges that I will encounter in my upcoming career.

Furthermore, during my internship in Doha I met the most precious person to me who is my future husband.  I also have to say, that through the help and encouragement of the wonderful Mrs Sybil Hofmann, I succeeded in achieving the goals I have set and will be graduating with a Swiss Alpine Diploma in Hotel Management and a BA(Hons) International Hospitality Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Leila Vuap, Hungary