Loredana Lechner, International Sourcing Manager, Evaneos

Alumni Service

In order to help current students and recent graduates to find their way in the working world, many of our alumni shared their career story. Here the story of Loredana Lechner, International Sourcing Manager for Evaneos in Paris (F). USI Degree: Master in International Tourism, 2017

How did you start your career?

I started my career at Evaneos with a 6 months internship which soon turned into a permanent contract.

Why did you choose a career at Evaneos?

I choose Evaneos as it was matching my criterias of a company active internationally in the tourism field.

What is your current role/duties?

My job consists of researching, convincing and recruiting new partners across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Southern Africa and negotiating terms with them.

In your opinion, what are the qualities necessary for a successful career at Evaneos?

Being proactive, critical (and constructive!) and hardworking are well appreciated qualities.

What are USI’s positive featuresand qualities?

The small size of classes allows for high interaction, and hands-on project well prepare for real situations in the workplace.

What competences and/or skills acquired in your USI Study Program have been useful/are useful to your professional career?

The hands-on projects and courses we had at USI were crucial in developing a proactive attitude which is very useful in professional situations.

What is your advice to USI students entering the job market?

When starting with an internship, try to find a company where you can negotiate long-term opportunities. Once inside, you'll be able to see from close how different job positions look like and make further moves in time.