Contact persons during your studies at the Institute

 

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Danièle Avanthay

Head of Student Services

  • Over 25 years of experience in managing and administrating BA, MA and PhD programmes at the Institute and at the former Institue, HEI.
  • Advanced 2 day training given by practitioners in Psychiatric Emergency at the HUG on suicide in collaboration with the Pôle Santé from the University of Geneva.
  • What matters to Danièle is: Responding to students’ concerns of any nature.
  • Languages: French and English

     

 

 

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Eliane Minassian-Kellermann 

Deputy Head Student Services

  • At the Graduate Institute since 2002, working for the Executive Education and International Programmes. Eliane's great interest in human relations has motivated her to become a certified practien of the method NLP. This method focusing on communication skills, enables participants to improve their ability to listen and accompany persons encountering stressful situations or with personal concerns.
  • What matters to Eliane is: that students can make the most of their stay at the Graduate Institute and that they leave with the feeling that they have achieved more than their academic objectives.
  • Languages: French, English, German

 

 

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Claudia Saviaux Druliolle

Human Resources Director

  • Occupational Psychologist, FSP member (Swiss Federation of Psychologists). Certified Master NLP Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in Human resources Management and executive and continuous education for adults in various sectors.
  • What matters to Claudia is:  That our students feel welcomed at the Institute and in Geneva and that they feel confident asking for help or advice when needed to people who are there to guide and orientate them.
  • Languages: French and English

 

 

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Kasia Wasiukiewicz

Financial Aid Advisor and Student Support

  • Being a student abroad can be a frightening and challenging experience. It can also be exciting and very rewarding in all aspects of your life. With a background in social studies (MA in Sociology and DAS in Project Management) and extensive international exposure, Kasia has been there and would now like to help you settle into your new life in Geneva. After completing her studies, Kasia worked for 5 years at the University of Geneva and then fully joined the Institute in 2012. She has held various positions within the Executive Direction but her main focus has always been students' well-being: "In order to enjoy your experience and get the most it, students need to step out of their comfort-zone and appreciate crossing cultures."
  • What matters to Kasia is: My hope is that students will know how to plan their finances wisely and, if needed, where to reach out for help.
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish

 

 

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Deborah Kestener

Coordinator Alumni Relations & Career Services

  • With over 3 years’ of experience in recruiting IT specialists, Déborah Kestener had the chance to evolve in the academic sector as a Coordinator within the Career Services. She aims to make the most out of her expertise and knowledge in "self-marketing" by giving advice to students and preparing them for career opportunities. With a degree in Marketing as well as diverse experience, Déborah Kestener today has a role between HR and Recruitment advice. 
  • What matters to Deborah is: That our students get a sense of fulfilment and enter the professional market in Geneva and all over the world with confidence. I hope to guide them in this process and make them aware of their strengths and aptitudes.
  • Languages: French and English