Victoria Gichev

Victoria Gichev

Hotel Development intern at Marriott International development head office in Europe
Lives in Lausanne, Switzerland
over 6 months ago

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Growing up between two cultures have made me adapt quickly to new environments no matter where I am. I enjoy encountering and working with people from various backgrounds because it inspires and helps me to enhance my cross-cultural interpersonal skills further. My enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, hard-working attitude and self-motivation to succeed have always helped me to reach the next level of my studies and career. I have recently graduated with Honours from École Hôtelière de Lausanne, and now, I am looking for a new challenge.

Experience

  • Hotel Development intern

    Marriott International development head office in Europe - Zürich, Switzerland

    Administration & General
    August 2016 - January 2017 · 6 months

    The internship role provided support to the European Hotel Development team through the Marriott-Starwood merger. The primary duties included the following: • Preparation of various internal and external benchmarking analyses, which provided help for the top executive team’s decision-making. • Attracted new hotel owners to Marriott with marketing and presentation material. • Preparation of learning brochures for the senior management team. • Created the first Letter of Intent template after the Marriott-Starwood merger.

  • F&B intern

    Hotel Arts Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

    F&B service
    August 2014 - January 2015 · 6 months

    Assisted supervisors in event management, such as gala dinners, conferences, cocktails, weddings and car conventions. Responsible for supervising and supporting the newly arrived waiters and sharing ideas to improve the service since I proved to be a quick learner and have a can-do attitude. I was rewarded twice for creating the best hotel experiences for my guests, which demonstrated that I always strived to provide my clients with personalized customer service.

  • Receptionist

    Layali Dance Academy - Stockholm, Sweden

    Front Office reception
    August 2013 - February 2014 · 7 months

    Responsible for welcoming the guests, selling dance courses and dancewear in the dance academy’s boutique, setting-up events, assisting dance celebrities. This work required multitasking and organizational skills.

  • Sales assistant

    The Body Shop - Stockholm, Sweden

    Sales & Marketing
    June 2013 - July 2013 · 2 months

    Increased sales through storytelling of cosmetic products.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management

    École hôtelière de Lausanne - Lausanne, Switzerland

    February 2014 - February 2018

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Language and Literature

    Stockholm University - Stockholm, Sweden

    September 2012 - January 2014

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Spanish
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Bulgarian
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Swedish
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • French
    Limited working
    40%
  • Russian
    Limited working
    40%

Skills

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • High performer
  • IBM SPSS software
  • Microsoft office skills
  • Self-motivation

Other

  • The Wine Bank - JPE Young Entrepreneur’s Award (semifinal)

    In charge of the feasibility study and financial projections.

  • Tanzania Reefs

    Charity group project in Tanzania.
    Raised money through sponsors to arrange school excursions for indigent students to Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd, to give students the opportunity to participate in the island's Environmental Education Programme. To accomplish this charity work, my team and I travelled to Tanzania. You can find more information about this project on our blog: https://tanzaniareefs.wordpress.com

  • Buddy Mentorship Program

    Mentor for the first-year students at École hôtelière de Lausanne.

  • Fete Final Committee

    A student committee that organizes the most important event of the year for the graduating students and sponsors. I created a memorable dance show when being a leader for the committee’s dance show team.

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