World Panel
Viewpoint 3 February 2020

Do hospitality schools deliver the talent you are looking for today?

2020 C-SUITE World Panel

— 11 C-Suite executives shared their view

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Do hospitality schools deliver the talent you are looking for today?
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David Sherwyn, Professor of Law at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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Ramón Aragonés
Chief Executive Officer at NH Hotel Group

We are always open to and excited about having students that come from hospitality or business schools join our company. The hotel industry has changed much during the last few years and the scope of skills of its employees has widened considerably. Nowadays, a hotel General Manager is prepared to lead, for example, a retail business for any well-known brand and the other way round too, a Manager of retail business could have an excellent fit in a managing role within the hotel industry.


Students coming from either of these two branches of studies, usually end their education well-rounded in many important business aspects. The knowledge and skills acquired through their studies stage are essential and useful for a variety of different professional careers. 


So when hiring, especially when valuating very young talent, a key factor for us in a successful application is finding an outgoing, enthusiastic and good thinker who also has the ability to work with teams and is passionate for people and service. And this is many times beyond classrooms.

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