A day in the life of…. a Recruitment Associate.

Daniel is an Associate for VentureWeb and enjoys a fulfilling, travel-rich life working as a Regional Admissions Advisor for École hôtelière de Lausanne. Read more about how he remains constantly passionate about his exciting role, despite sometimes the lack of sleep!
  1. What is it that you do, in a nutshell?
    My job is to travel the Americas and recruit amazing students to attend École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), a hospitality management school in Switzerland, consistently regarded as the best hospitality management school in the world!
  2. How do you get your day started? What do mornings look like for you?
    It all depends on where I am. My office is located in San Francisco, but I travel a great deal. Instead of typical office mornings, mine are filled with recruitment activities such as conducting school visits and webinars; attending school fairs; creating trip reports for every region I visit; maintaining contact with prospective students, parents and counsellors; updating our CRM; as well as a lot of project management and travel time.
  3. What does your workspace look like/consist of?
    My San Francisco office is right on the Pier with a beautiful view of the Bay Area. When I’m not there, my office is a plane, Uber, hotel lobby, coffee shop, or hotel room. I like to change things up!
  4. How do you manage to stay motivated in your work day, given that you work remotely with no face time with your teammates & stakeholders?
    I absolutely love my job and my purpose. I’ve always believed in the power of education and now I get to spread my message working for an amazing university. I’ve had challenges with long trips (the lack of sleep), but I know I’m making a difference and I love speaking with students, parents, and counsellors. I consider what I do my “dream job”.
  5. What would you say consistently takes up the most time in your work day?
    Thinking—how to be more efficient and market EHL more effectively; strategizing logistics for events and recruitment trips; organizing the projects on my plate. I’m always thinking and planning to be the best Admissions Officer I can be.
  6. Does this work suit your life? If so, why – what do you enjoy the most.
    At this point in my life, yes, this job suits my life. It presents me with the challenges I need and want to excel in my career. It forces me to push myself, my way of thinking, and to be a better employee. I enjoy the opportunities EHL has given to me—to travel, experience new cultures, people and food—and also the faith they have in my ability to represent their brand.

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