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!
On Monday morning, 80 new students arrived at Vatel Switzerland. The intake week was the occasion for these fresh new Bachelors to discover the school, the area, and to well prepare themselves for the academic semester ahead.Read more
September marks the return of our 2nd and 3rd year students from their internships. We talk to one of them to get the scoop on their experience!Read more
On September 1st, on Vatel Switzerland’s campus, 86 newly graduated Vatelians, received their diplomas by the famous Swiss Mountaineer, Mr. Jean Troillet.Read more
On Friday the 15th of June, after a week of exams for Bachelor students, everyone gathered for the memorable and lively Gala night for Vatel Switzerland.Read more
Vatel Switzerland’s gastronomic fortnight takes us to the flavors of Singaporean cuisine.Read more
The file submitted this spring to the SEFRI (State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation) has been well received with a seal of approval for the "École Supérieure" accreditation.Read more
Vatel Switzerland student Naika, participates in one of Switzerland’s most famous mountaineering ski races organized every two years by the Swiss Armed forces.Read more
Le 29 avril prochain, nos étudiants accompagnés de leur professeur vont s’élancer sur le 20KM de Lausanne. Une bonne raison de récolter des fonds pour une association !
Last week our MBA graduating students had to put on their entrepreneurial thinking caps to present their year-end projects.Read more
Vatel Switzerland 3rd year students get acquainted and cozy at the newest Oenopark !Read more
We took the time to catch up with third year Bachelor student, Dimitri Guillton, and find out his enriching experience at the St.Regis Bora Bora Resort and Spa ***** as a Concierge.Read more
This week we had the chance to go to Marseille in France and visit Vatel Switzerland alumni, Romain Nicoli. He has become the Deputy Director of Marketing Strategies at Chef Gerald Passedat’s 3* Michelin group.Read more
The second year International Bachelor Class wrap up their Communications course through theatrical plays.Read more
The International Bachelor Class say their good byes after 3 years at Vatel Switzerland!Read more
Let’s shred some powder!Read more
The Fairmont Montreux Palace recruits at Vatel SwitzerlandRead more
Vatel Switzerland’s newest Event Ambassador reaches the summit!Read more
Florence Delhaise, class of 2015 has won the 2017 Bucherer Trophy for the best receptionist in SwitzerlandRead more
Switzerland is the core of global finance and training in hotel management making it well recognized as a reputable Swiss institution.
Vatel Switzerland located in Martigny has decided to combine these two elements with a new MBA Specialization. Starting in November 2017, Vatel Switzerland will be conducting their new 3 semester program in Financial Management.Read more