Swiss Education Group has a global network of over 25,000 alumni, most of whom work in the hospitality or restaurant industry. The majority hold management positions or have created their own companies within five years of graduating.
89% of Swiss Education Group alumni hold management positions or have created their own company five years after graduating.
71% of alumni currently* work in the hospitality or restaurant business
96% of graduates working in the hospitality sector are employed in luxury hotels
After analyzing the professional paths of more than 1,000 of its alumni through a network survey, Swiss Education Group (SEG), a leading Swiss institution in the fields of hospitality, business and culinary education, confirmed that its schools are an excellent launch pad for finding higher-level employment or becoming an entrepreneur.
A broad survey of graduates from the Swiss Education Group schools shows that students from a school within Swiss Education Group benefit from a rapid career progression and are also more likely to be hired in a leadership role. Indeed, within five years of completing their studies, over 70% of the surveyed graduates are in management roles. In fact, already 90% of students receive more than one job offer even before graduation.
An education in hospitality management generates multi-disciplinary skills that are sought after in many business sectors. 71% of alumni work in the hospitality industry, which includes international hotel chains, leisure and tourism, restaurants, bars, and events. The rest of our alumni work in sectors such as retail, luxury, banking, real estate, and consulting.
SEG is committed to offering students from Swiss Hotel Management School, Hotel Institute Montreux, Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland, and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland the best career and networking opportunities - and this well before they complete their studies. Organized twice a year at one of our school campuses, the International Recruitment Forum (IRF) is now considered by the global hospitality and tourism industry as a must-attend event that allows students and future employers to network. Over the course of two days, 172 recruiters representing global industry names including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts come to present internships and career opportunities for students coming from all four schools of Swiss Education Group. About 5,000 one-on-one interviews are conducted every year, allowing students to better understand the market’s needs and assess their career opportunities with industry representatives.
*as of 2019
Swiss Education Group (SEG) is Switzerland’s leading hospitality educator, servicing students at SHMS, HIM, CRCS, and CAAS. With the establishment of its first school in 1982, the group stays true to tradition and training excellence, focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management in order to meet the requirements of the principle operators in the business. All courses are offered in English. A wide variety of programs are offered with qualifications ranging from Diploma to Master level. Partnerships with the University of Derby (UK), Northwood University (USA), and Washington State University (USA) ensure that students’ qualifications are internationally transferable. As a worldwide ambassador of best practices in Switzerland, SEG enjoys the benefit of being highly esteemed by tourism and hospitality industry professionals. Locally, SEG is an appreciated economic player bringing many international students and visitors into the Vaud and Valais cantons where the schools operate. SEG continues to regularly invest in its infrastructure and technical equipment in order to continue to provide state-of-the-art facilities for its students, exemplified by recognition of SEG schools as Apple Distinguished Schools or having a Green Globe certified sustainable campus.