About us

Philippe Ory
Career Center Director

An EPFL graduate (Electrical Engineering – class of 86) and holder of an Executive Master in Supply-Chain Management (IML 94), Philippe Ory has held several management positions in top IT companies such as HP, IBM, Quantum and CNET Networks. He also co-started two companies. Philippe speaks French and English.

Tania Candolfi
Executive Assistant

A certified Business Clerk, Tania Candolfi started her career at the Swiss Engineers and Architects Association (SIA). She then joined the private sector as an executive secretary in a recruitement agency before moving to the travel industry as an accountant. Tania speaks French, Italian and English.

Aurélie Secrétan
Academic Advisor and Career Counselor

A graduate Psychologist from the University of Geneva specialized in Human Resources, Aurelie Secrétan has worked in student placement at Nottingham Trent University. She later joined the Swiss Post, where she was in charge of coaching and enhancing the workforce’s employability in Western Switzerland. She has a lot of experience in conducting interviews and has designed and run several seminars in the fields of career moves and skills developpement. She speaks French, English and German.

Stephen Fischer
Career Counselor

Stephen completed his BA at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, and began his international education career in Mexico teaching English to teens and methodology and pedagogy at university level for language teachers at the Universidad de Guadalajara. Arriving in Switzerland in 1991, he completed a MA-TESOL at the University of London, and moved from full-time classroom teaching to program planning and, in 1995, was asked to take on the international enrollment management for Lemania Group of Schools in Lausanne. During the next ten years, he traveled extensively, recruiting students in more than 50 countries for US and Swiss schools. In 2007, he established career services at EHL, opening their first-ever Career Center a year later. Stephen speaks English, French and Spanish, lives on an organic farm, and has three daughters.

Catherine Marselli-Pasquier
Master internship program Central Coordinator

Graduating as an engineer from EPFL in 1994, Catherine went on to receive a Doctoral degree from the University of Neuchatel. She held several subsequent positions in project development and management in business and in academia. Interested by management, she also obtained an MBA from the Haute Ecole de Gestion (School of Business Administration) in Neuchatel. Catherine works in parallel for the Faculty of Science at EPFL where she assists students in searching for their internships and organizes workshops on job search techniques and the (non-academic) workplace. She speaks fluent French and English, and has a good working knowledge of German.