Alumni success story
Life since graduation has been full of excitement for Christalena. Originally from Greece, Christalena studied a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management at Glion’s London campus, graduating in 2015. Since then, she has had a range of positions at Waldorf Astoria New York before setting up her own company, Mr Highline.
“Mr Highline was conceived in the cosmopolitan city of New York,” Christalena explained. “The sunset was breath-taking and the views of the city reminded me and my co-founder what was so glorious about this city. It was the perfect moment and perfect location where the art of nature was combined with the magnitude of human creation.”
This inspired Christalena to co-found Mr Highline, “a creative agency focused on hospitality.” The company provides online services including commercial website design and development, social media management, insights and analytics, and online reviews management.
Christalena’s hard work and determination has seen her secure AccorHotels as a client. She believes it’s important for every student and graduate to follow their dreams. “It’s important to remain focused on your end goal, no matter how many obstacles there are in your path,” she said. “Things don’t come easy. You will surely fail many times, but it’s better to dare than regret that you never actually tried.”
Networking is a big part of any career, and Christalena is thankful she’s part of the Glion alumni family. “Glion Alumni offers a great opportunity to keep in touch with likeminded individuals, exchange experiences and ideas and stay up to date with the latest trends in the ever-evolving hospitality industry,” she said. “These are only a few reasons why I enjoy being part of this alumni family.”