Emirates Academy

Student stories from The Emirates Academy

Below you will find a number of testimonials from former students at The Emirates Academy


Kristian Kollsrud, Norwegian, Graduate of 2008

dubai-emirates-student-kristian-kolsrud.jpgI graduated from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in 2008 and joined Jumeirah Group as a Human Resources Coordinator and was a part of Jumeirah's Corporate Development Programme - Aspiro. Since then I have held a few different roles in Dubai including Assistant HR Manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, before moving to the company's Group & Corporate function as Group Manager, HR Systems in May 2010.  I am currently the Director of Human Resources Systems & Processes for Jumeirah Group. 

I truly enjoy working for this company as I have had lots of development opportunities and was even recently named a 'Young Leader 2010 MENA Award' finalist at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2010.

Studying at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management no doubt helped to set me up for success within Jumeirah and the hospitality industry. I truly appreciated the supportive learning environment and close collaboration with industry partners, in addition to the association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. I embarked on my work-life journey well-rounded, knowledgeable and with the necessary tools to kick-start my career!


Katharina Ebert, German, Graduate of 2011

dubai-emirates-student-katharina-ebert.jpgMy studies at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality had been very enjoyable. The study programmes are well structured and I was even able to go to Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland and also complete my internship in Germany. Being able to spend time during my four years of study in three different countries has been an invaluable experience for me. The friendships and networks that I made at The Academy will last a lifetime and I am incredibly happy to have met these people. Overall, my experience at The Academy has been extremely rewarding because it shaped my life and will shape my future career.


Genene Barraclough, British, Graduate of 2011

dubai-emirates-student-genene-barraclough.jpgOver the past four years, I witnessed The Academy grow dramatically, receiving numerous accreditations and recognitions making it undoubtedly one of the top hospitality institutions worldwide - a superb achievement for such a young University. I can confidently say that my degree has provided me with a number of exciting career opportunities. I was hired by Jumeirah immediately after I completed my studies and it is a fantastic job that I have now which combines my enthusiasm for writing with my passion for working in the dynamic hospitality industry.

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