Alumni Success

Joy Isabelle Corthésy, BA ‘15

Joy Isabelle Corthésy, BA ‘15

Joy Corthésy is another successful graduate from Webster University Geneva. She is currently an Editorial Assistant for Revolution USA and Revolution Switzerland. Revolution is a luxury and men’s lifestyle magazine, focusing on mechanical watches and horology, with international editions in over 12 countries. Corthésy contributes her journalistic skills to assist the Editor-in-Chiefs in compiling the most high-quality content for their readership. She is a passionate writer, photographer, and photojournalist. In 2010, Corthésy began her career by writing freelance pieces for the NJ Magazine in Bangkok. She wrote for the travel and lifestyle columns which were published and distributed nation-wide in Thailand. She continued her profession in the media by filling the role of a Social Media Manager for the NonStop Gym SA, which was the first 24-hour fitness center in Geneva. She collaborated with the CEO and partners in forming a marketing plan for the business and maintaining their social media presence. Her next stop was the UK Mission to the UN Geneva, where she was the Social Media and Official Photographer for press and public affairs. This opportunity opened the door to her working with the World Trade Organization, the United Nations and the World Health Organization. More recently, in 2016, she was an Internal Communications Intern at Richemont. Her duties involved publishing online news for their company Intranet in French and English and producing supporting visuals, announcing local news, and working with Board Members on updating the website with the latest company information. All of these positions led her to achieving her dream which is to work for a print magazine.

Corthésy graduated from Webster University Geneva with honors and as a Scholars student. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications, a minor in Journalism and a certificate in Photojournalism. She also received the Student Leadership Award. Her experience at Webster Geneva involved being elected the President of Webster University Geneva’s Student Government Association, where she demonstrated her abilities in organizing events and facilitating the communication between students and administration. Leading up to her presidency, Corthésy was an active participant in the Leadership Program, where she frequently organized or volunteered at numerous campus events. Corthésy also had the role of a Copy Editor, then eventually Managing Editor, for our student-led 78 Magazine. While studying at our campus she also discovered her interest in Video Production which allowed her to direct a promotional video for Hamilton Watches, continuing her video work for Revolution. Moreover, Corthésy was an active member in her freshman year of the Webster Humanitarian Association, being in charge of the organization’s website. In addition to her student-based engagement, she joined the faculty team as a Media Assistant where she worked with the Head of our Media Department as Student Assistant to organize events and gatherings, tend to students’ needs and engage in media production work.

“My modest success is in large part thanks to the all-encompassing experience at the Webster campus and the faculty who helped me along the way. I have fond memories of the wonderful opportunities which I had a chance to take part in.”