It is an opportunity, a great one, that came my way. I had chosen to do my MBA in International Hotel Management at Vatel Bordeaux. When I finished my course, Mr. Ludovic Glorieux, the Academic Director, offered me the position within this new department dedicated to all students.
My role is to ease the integration of new students, through a specific process:
But my mission mostly involves providing assistance when students require help, it mainly consists of being approachable and supportive. I even help out some students when they prepare for their exams.
I check the feasibility of the expenses made by the student council when it puts together events such as the Gala. I also provide guidance given I was a member of the student council for 2 years.
The student council is the sole organizer of the Gala. This event is open to any member of the Vatel community: administration, students, professors, partners. Each year has a different theme. Budget ranges from 15.000 to 20.000€ and the organizing process should start minimum 5 months before the event. Finding the venue is always the top priority.
I was the treasurer during these two years. This position requires a great deal of rigor. I must primarily warn all treasurers that in the event of deficit on their last day of duty, their bank account will be suspended!I strongly advise the student council’s treasurers to be particularly attentive 30 days prior to the Gala and 7 days after the event. It is the major event that coincides with the end-of-year account closing. Accounts must be consulted daily and the cashing and the withdrawal of invoices should be monitored closely.
'Vatélienne'(Vatel alumni) and head of Student Affairs, Chloé Cassagne is an indispensable figure to all Vatel Bordeaux students.