After having four weeks of brainstorming, researching and exploring – it is finally done – the Dissertation Proposal hand-in was due last week. What a relief! It was difficult at first to find an area of interest, knowing exactly what topic you would like to focus on (as you will have to actively research about your dissertation topic for the next two full semesters). Furthermore, it is important to note if the research and data collection methods are feasible and realistic, to successfully accomplish your final, most valuable project. During the four-week preparation we had numerous seminars conducted by the research team from Glion to provide us with valuable tips, “tricks” and suggestions.
It was fundamental to hear how professionals conduct their research strategies and which methods are the best and most successful to use. Moreover, it was interesting to get an overview of different opinions from various research divisions such as Marketing, Hospitality or Finance. The seminars gave us the occasion to widen our spectrum of interest concerning the final selection of our dissertation topic.
For the moment, classes have started and the usual rhythm has “kicked-in”. Projects are building up, group meetings are being planned and coffee is being drunk throughout . Even though some nights end very late – it is a great feeling to work hard for something you really want to succeed in.
It is absolutely unreal to imagine that I started Glion mid-2008.
Time flies so fast…