Lausanne, October 24, 2022 – After a three-year absence due to sanitary restrictions, the EHL Hospitality Business School Career Fair made its return to a brand new campus in Lausanne last Saturday. The event brought together more than 170 companies from around the world and from all industries to recruit some 1,200 students and alumni on the hunt for internships and jobs.
EHL: a fertile ground for recruiters
After having hosted an Online Career Fair during the three years of the pandemic, the excitement was palpable, both from the students and the companies that came to offer them internships and jobs to kick off their professional lives. Moreover, in a general context of lack of manpower, companies are struggling to identify and recruit qualified candidates. With these global challenges in mind and to pace the day, two panels were organized on the theme of talent retention:
- "How to attract and retain the best employees in the hotel industry" with the participation of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Relais & Châteaux.
- “How to remain attractive to young talents" with the participation of Moncler, Hublot, Cartier and LunaJets.
A wide range of industries
Upon graduation, approximately half of EHL students choose to pursue a career in the hotel or restaurant industry, while the other half move on to other industries such as luxury or finance. The variety of companies present at the Career Fair reflects these broad career opportunities.