Michele Barton

Country: Peru
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: International Relations Director
Subject of study: Tourism, Development & Policy
Year of graduation: 2008
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Universidad San Ignacio De Loyola

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Since I left Exeter, I went back to Peru to complete my dissertation in sustainable tourism, and started working in a university as tourism coordination. That kick started the second phase of my career in tourism and hospitality, from the academia and later from the industry as international marketing director for a hotel company in Peru.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I had a long-time interest in tourism development especially due to the vast opportunities for Peru in this industry. Therefore, after pursuing a career n media and communications after completing my bachelor’s degree in Peru and working for more than 10 years, I decided to do my msc. In tourism, development and policy.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Chamber Of Commerce Of Lima : Sub Committee Por Gastronomy.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The student life and obtaining a distinction both in the MSc and my dissertation.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Top university in the UK and the scholarship offered.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

The international dimension of the MSc that opened opportunities to start my international career.

 

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