After she graduated at the end of 2015, she was directly hired as the Human Resources Manager at the Hotel Le Suisse Majestic 4* in Montreux, Switzerland. A job that Alexandre Gosselin, also a Vatelien, had for the past 15 years!
“The hospitality industry was sort of a coincidence for me. I’d always liked creating, organizing, and coordinating events for my family. Especially weddings. And that’s how I understood that:
would make this line of work my vocation.
I discovered Vatel Paris in a student fair. What I really liked was that practical application and internships were a true part of the curriculum.
I took the entrance exams for other schools and was accepted there too, but Vatel’s reputation and the high quality of its courses quickly clinched the deal for me. Vatel is a school that gives you great opportunities throughout the world.
Just as an anecdote, one evening when I was working at the Vatel Paris Restaurant, I waited on the person who was in charge of the Troyes Business School’s entrance exam. She recognized me right away and said, “Miss Dore, you made the right choice.” So it was a good thing that I followed my instinct.
I’ve got great memories of my practical application weeks in the School’s application structures, and how they allowed me to understand and appreciate the importance of team spirit. I’ve also got excellent memories of my internships at the Hotel Christopher in Saint Barth and at the Fairmont Mont Carlo. They allowed me to travel and brought me good technical bases."
"The success of a company is based on how well its teams are managed. I’m convinced that this idea is true and that’s why I decided to do my Specialization for the MBA Vatel in Martigny.
In particular, I learned how to:
I started my professional life as a result of an emotional reaction and an opportunity that I provoked. I fell in love with the Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa in Villars-sur-Ollons on a day when I was accompanying first year students with Mr. Neil Koolmon, who is the Vatel Switzerland Career and Internships Manager.
I phoned them a few days later to apply for a job with them in their management training function. I was accepted right away and hired as soon as I had finished my mission.
After that I got my current job thanks to the Vatelien network, which is very active and large in Switzerland. The person I’m replacing was herself a Vatel Paris 2001 alumnus.
My daily goal is to develop pride in my teams in the Majestic, so that they’ll be able to transmit positive energy to our guests.
My function as a mediator between the expectations of senior management and the needs of the employees is not always an easy one, because I have to be objective, intransigent but nonetheless, comprehensive."
I really like my job and I’m also very happy to have stayed in Switzerland for the beginning of my career. The country’s touristic wealth and safety gives us a great quality of life.
For now, my ambition is to gain more experience in my functions and put all the projects that I’ve got for the hotel in place. This adventure has just begun!
Just 20 years old and Emma has already lived in France, in Germany, in Belgium and in England. She’ll tell us about her international experience with the Marco Polo exchange program from Paris to Brussels.Read more
Emma Lacour, who loves travelling and showing her photos on gastronomy and the French art of hospitality on Instagram, tells us why she decided to study in this field.Read more
Mathilde Corbin, who has taught at Vatel Nimes for the past five years, is an expert in events management and a coach for MBA students in this Specialization.Read more
A green Vatel logo, students waiting on tables, at the cash register and advising clients: it’s evident, we’re at a Vatel Cafe!Read more
To thank them for a year of working together, the Lyon Metropolis in an Awards Ceremony, pays homage to what Vatel Lyon students have accomplished.
Currently, in her 2nd undergraduate year, Océane Pilot has already and repeatedly experienced the power of the alumni network of Vatel Bordeaux. Testimonial.Read more
What do Vatel students do when they are not training or in class? Some, like Maxime Culosse, decide to beef up their resumes.Read more
While the international outreach and mixture of theory and practical application convinced Milo’s parents, it was employability and quick promotions in the hospitality industry that seduced Edouard’s...Read more
Red alert! We found Tokyo, Berlin, Rio, Denver and even "El Professor" in the South of France: they were hidden among the Vatel Nîmes first year students during their orientation weekend in Fréjus! #moneyheistRead more
From Montenegro, Tunisia and India, more than 60 students came to Nimes to do their international internship at the Vatel Hotel.Read more
Food and beverage manager and sommelier at Les Tables Vatel in Bordeaux, Julien Borreil likes to learn and discover.Read more
Accepted at Vatel Nantes, Lou Nguyen ends her admission interview by trying on clothing. By the way though, why wear a uniform and what do students think about this?Read more
Hired even before they received their degrees, the Vatel Lyon class of 2018 has great jobs again this year!Read more
How can students appreciate and retain a theoretical course? With a professor who has worked in this industry and has lots of stories to tell!Read more
You could say that Irene Melero, who speaks Spanish, Italian and French, is an expert in how to learn foreign languages! Let’s have a look at her background and educational philosophy.Read more
Vatel Nimes 4th year students came in second place in the nationwide “Challenges for Youth and Companies” competition. What did they decide to promote? A hotel of course!Read more
Vatel students: your 4th year mission, should you choose to accept it, is the following: drawing up a development strategy to increase Chinese tourism in your city, working closely with the Lyon Metropolis.Read more
A 2010 alumnus, Francois Perraud is now a Financial Controller at the Nantes Radisson Blu. Coming September, he’ll also be a Vatel Nantes faculty member!Read more
Vatel Bordeaux Academic Director Ludovic Glorieux presents his missions and a complete overview of the strengths and challenges for the Vatel Group entity in Gironde.Read more
Who is Isabelle Cassini, a Vatel Nantes professor?Read more
The next Worldwide Hospitality Awards will be held in one month: support the Marco Polo program candidacy by voting here right now!Read more
We wish you all a great academic year and a special welcome to the first class of Vatel Nantes.