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Name: Tek Kin Ong

Nationality: Malaysian

Degree Chosen at Glion: BBA in International Hospitality Business with Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management specialization

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Ong's story

Pauline and Sonia plays an important role for me to get to where I am today. I remembered my first pleasant encounter with Pauline, which convinced me that going to Switzerland and that it was for me. Thank you for all your advice and guidance’s along the way.

1. Studying in Switzerland – Why did you choose Switzerland as a study destination. And how was your experience studying at Glion?
Switzerland is world renowned for its hotel schools. One of the best thing about Glion is the diversity of people, coming from all over the world, under one roof. I have good friends all around the world.

2. My Program – Which program did you choose and describe in summary overall program about what you learned from the campuses. And which specialization you are choosing?
For my specialization, I have chosen Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management. It gives you in-depth knowledge of the hotel industry in a different perspective.

3. My Internship – Where did you do your internships and which one was your best experience out of all?
My 1st Internship was in Geneva, and second internship in Bangkok. They were definitely great experience that I have the opportunity to learn and work in Asia and Europe .

4. My Future – What are your goals after graduation? If graduated already – What is your current position and what do you do daily on your job. What do you love most about it, next career move?

Currently, I am working for a real estate company. Part of my daily job is to identify potential assets. Other part of the day are meetings with architects, engineers, hotel consultants… etc. With hands-on working experience gained during my internships, it gave me a good sense of how the hotel business works and also business in general. It is equally important to design hotels that is efficient workflow for back of house, as most will neglect. Best part of my job is I get to incorporate ideas, visions and turn it into reality.