Talents
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09 June 2016

#MasterYourCareer: a 360 degrees professional and personal growth

A degree in¬†political science,¬†a career as¬†a¬†professional basketball player¬†and now¬†the Master in Tourism Management: Stefano‚Äôs experience,¬†student at¬†LUISS Business School   Could you tell us about yourself and your background? My name is Stefano¬†Rambaldi,¬† I am 24¬†years old,¬†I graduated in political science.¬†And I am also a¬†professional basketball player in Italian League B¬†and League¬†A. During this year I played in the¬†Italian¬†League B Championship¬†with the University team¬†¬†"ASD LUISS",¬†which helped me to obtain a scholarship to attend the Master. //   Why did you choose the Master in Tourism Management? I chose this¬†Master¬†during my stay¬†in Dublin¬†where, apart¬†from sports,¬†I got to work¬†at¬†Sandymount Hotel,¬†the Hotel¬†sponsor¬†of the team¬†with which¬†I disputed¬†the¬†Irish¬†Premier League¬†of¬†basketball. Through¬†this experience¬†I became interested in tourism¬†and¬†the Master in Tourism Management¬†perfectly answered¬† my desire¬†to¬†grow¬†in this field.¬†The fact that the program was fully taught in English significantly contributed¬†my choice.¬†Therefore I decided to¬†return to¬†Italy¬†and take the admission test ¬†for the Master and¬†the University's sports team selections required to obtain a scholarship. What does following this Master at LUISS Business School means to you? The Master¬†is contributed a lot¬†to my professional growth¬†through¬†a learning process¬†based¬†on experience:¬†the¬†Labs¬†and comparison with¬†successful¬†managers and professionals¬†allowed me to¬†apply¬†the theoretical aspects¬†of the study¬†on¬†concrete¬†case studies. //   Particularly through the¬†Soft Skills¬†Lab, the University¬†is¬†providing¬†every tool¬†you need to become¬†a qualified candidate¬†from the relational point of view¬†.¬†We learnt how to speak¬†in public¬†and to communicate effectively,¬†to be able to carry on¬†a trade, manage¬†conflict,¬†work as a team. These are all¬†skills that¬†I am developing¬†and¬†that are¬†very useful¬†in tasks¬†that I do, sports¬†in the first place. The training at¬†360¬†degrees that¬†I received¬†led me to discover¬†areas of¬†interests and¬†professions that¬†I did not know or¬†that¬†I had not taken¬†into account.¬†Attending¬†a¬†Master in LUISS Business School¬†in fact¬†does not only mean¬†achieving¬†a specialization¬†but¬†it also means¬†learning how to¬†be versatile¬†and expand¬†professional and personal¬†horizons. What are your future projects? In the future¬†I wish I could¬†take care of¬†experiential¬†tourism¬†focusing¬†on the value¬†of sustainability.¬†I would love to¬†be able to¬†work on¬†those services¬†able to¬†immerse¬†the visitor¬†in¬†full and authentic¬†activities in the local community¬†, by being able to¬†enhance¬†the culture¬†and respect¬†the values. In the upcoming weeks¬†I will have¬†the opportunity to deepen¬†these themes¬†during the internship¬†that¬†I will perform¬†at Rosewood Hotel in Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany. I will support¬†the¬†team¬†Guest Relation¬†in all communications¬†with the guests¬†at the pre-arrival time.¬†I will let them know¬†the tasks that¬†are available¬†to Hotel guests,¬†their cost, their¬†profitability¬†and¬†will¬†cooperate¬†to organize¬†their stay¬†based on¬†their interests. To have the chance to participate in¬†the activities¬†of a great¬†hotel reality¬†like¬†this,¬†is for me¬†a great opportunity to¬†get involved¬†and apply¬†concretely¬†on the field¬†the teachings received¬†so far. What advice do you give to who wants to enrol in this Master? I recommend it to¬†anyone who is considering¬† joining¬† the¬†Master¬†stepping up to¬†a path that¬†requires¬†a lot of effort¬†but that will offer many opportunities¬† to get started¬†, define and¬†pursue their¬†first¬†career goals.¬†In LUISS Business School¬†you¬† will find¬†a dynamic environment¬†that can offer¬†training and¬†growth¬†at¬†360¬†degrees.¬†Therefore the¬†tip I can¬†give¬†to prospective¬†students is¬†addressing this¬†path with¬†curiosity,¬†trying to grasp¬†all the stimuli¬†and opportunities for¬†personal and professional¬†enrichment¬†that¬†this experience¬†offers. Discover the Master in Tourism Management