Front Desk Manager
My name is Laura Paris. I have graduated in Cultural Heritage at the University of Trieste, then I have specialised in Art History at the University of Udine in 2016. After some years as research fellow in Trieste, I have completed a Post-graduate Master in Hotel Management in Rome. Now I am Front Desk Manager of a luxury hotel in London.
What led you to choose Humanistic Studies?
I was basically following a passion of mine.
Have you ever been abroad during your university education?
During my Master's years, I had the possibility to spend my last semester at the Université Rennes II, in Brittany, thanks to an Erasmus+ grant. Besides, while I was specialising in Art History I did an intership of two months at the Musée du Louvre, in Paris.
What role does your humanistic education play in your current occupation?
For sure it has been fundamental for consolidating my cultural background, which I could enrich further with a deeper historical and artistic knowledge. This has revealed to be useful not only in professional milieus, but also in personal situations. True, nowadays I do not exploit that knowledge on a daily basis, but my education remains part of me and thus influences many of the experiences and choices I make, especially in my spare time.
Do you think that humanistic studies could pave the way for various careers?
I am absolutely convinced that humanistic studies offer excellent foundations upon which to build a stable career in many different fields. I also believe that they represent a great chance to achieve a broader culture, and a sound (and critical) interpretation of reality.
What would you recommend to young people struggling with the choice of the right study programme?
The only advice I have is this: listen to your heart, trust your instinct, because with commitment, reliability and passion you can get everywhere. However, keep in mind that this choice will require sacrifices and do not forget, that "everywhere" could be where you least expect it.