Déborah Zimmermann, Master student at the Luxury Hotelschool Paris
“Well-being in the work environment is a priority for me.”
With a Bachelor's degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Paris Dauphine, Déborah Zimmermann seemed to be predestined for a position in administration. But, passionate about hospitality and attracted by the hospitality industry in general, she decided to continue her Master's studies at the Luxury Hotelschool.
“I found at the Luxury Hotelschool a warm setting and a favourable environment to continue my studies.” It is this framework, a source of motivation and fulfillment, that Déborah imagines in all companies, particularly in the hotel industry. “Taking care of employees helps to relieve stress and avoid burnout or disenchantment. During my career, I would like to contribute in this direction, to change the way we work. We can still change a lot about the social dimension of work, the professional environment... And if the hotel industry initiates this movement, many sectors will follow.”
Corporate Social Responsibility in the broad sense is at the heart of its concerns. “The issue of the employability of people with disabilities seems essential to me. In the hotel industry, for example, there are many jobs and functions accessible to the disabled and it is entirely possible to arrange positions, supervise and support these people. The Marriott Group, in particular, initiated this process and set up workstations adapted to the disabled. To generalize these good practices, the training of managers in inclusion policies is essential.”
At the end of her Master's degree in the Luxury Hotelschool, Déborah will complete an end-of-studies internship at the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal as a receptionist.