You joined Vatel Lyon...
... In the footsteps of my big brother, another Vatel student! When I was a high-school student, I loved what he was doing in his first year: the subjects he was studying and the system with a mixture of theory and practical experience. And for the internships, I couldn’t have wanted more: the school chooses internships for us that allow us to spend four months in a hotel, gaining experience as of our first year.
I’d always wanted to work in this field: this type of dream really pushes you to acquire knowledge and successful experiences to have a high-responsibility job in the future.
What is your life as a Vatel student like?
Vatel has a unique curriculum allowing everyone to experience and develop their passion for the hospitality industry:
Everything I dreamed of when I was in high school!
Your first-year Bachelor internship is taking you to the Alps: what will you be doing?
I’m leaving with a classmate to the Palace des Neiges, a five-start hotel in the Courchevel resort area.
We’ll have a room, we’ll eat there and we’ll also have an internship stipend. We’ll have the opportunity of experiencing several lines of work in hospitality in a very professional and demanding environment: carrying out the service in the restaurant and bar, welcoming guests at the front desk, and assisting in housekeeping in the rooms. I can’t wait to use everything I learned in the first semester.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I hope to be living in New York with a great job in order to manage my own hotel, near Central Park, in the future...
Students tell us more about their internships around the world.
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.