Rogers student wins case competition

Brenda Pais.

Brenda Pais.

TORONTO — Brenda Pais, an undergraduate hospitality and tourism student at Ted Rogers School of Management, at Toronto’s Ryerson University, led her team to victory at a case competition held in Lausanne, Switzerland, it was announced in late March. Some 70 students from 35 top hospitality schools worldwide had 25 hours to develop a career strategy to groom recent university graduates to hold a general manager position at Four Seasons Hotels in less than nine years, a feat that would normally take more than a decade.

The competition was part of the Young Hoteliers Summit, a two-day conference held March 14 to 16 and sponsored by Four Seasons Hotels, where students had the opportunity to network with industry executives in the hotel industry. 

Pais’s team proposal: To develop a management expertise program to accelerate the learning process where graduates would be promoted through different levels of the company while being trained in their new roles to gain relevant experience.