Jenny Deletra
Jenny Deletra
Old Bedalian 2005

Have you undertaken any kind of further study since leaving Bedales and have you gained any further qualifications?

Having left Bedales in June 2005 I took a one year gap year during which I lived in Madrid and learned Spanish, acquiring a language degree. In January 2007 I started at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, on a four and a half year course which I completed in May 2011, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. I have also just been accepted to complete a Masters degree in Wine Marketing and Management in Bordeaux (France).

What kind of work are you currently involved in, and how and why have you come to be doing it?

I am currently (until the end of September 2013) working in a real estate firm in Switzerland doing hotel transactions, advisory and brokerage as well as other real estate activities (marketing, corporate solutions...). I came to work here because back in September 2011 the company was the exclusive partner to Jones Lang Lasalle in Switzerland and I wanted to try and work in the hotels advisory sector of JLL. I was offered the job and took the opportunity. 

Did attending Bedales help you in getting to where you are now?

Bedales helped me in many ways to get where I am now as it formed my character and my personality. It was a fantastic school which taught me an awful lot about people and myself; qualities and knowledge I would probably not have gained elsewhere. 

Have you been involved in any other interesting activities or occupations since leaving school?

When I was at EHL with some friend we founded the C.A.K.E committee (creative artistic kitschy experience) where we organised different food, beverage and service related events. I was also the Head of Finance for the fête finale committee. The committee, besides hosting weekly events, also organises a dinner for 600 people and an "afterparty" in the school for 1,300 people.