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Students doing a hospitality and tourism two-year vocational degree, who will soon be graduating, decided to go to Bordeaux for their annual school trip.

  • What kind of jobs can you get with a vocational degree in hospitality?
  • Is my level high enough to continue my studies with an MBA?
  • What do different schools expect from you and what are their goals?
  • What specializations do you have?
  • Do I have the right profile?


All sorts of questions that thousands of students try to find answers to before deciding to continue with their graduate courses. Students in hotel and tourism management vocational studies in Blois, for their traditional end-of-the-year trip, came to Bordeaux to discover the city and the new Vatel School Campus.


A day full of exchanges

“A lot of us want to continue with our schooling. We’re here to see what Vatel Bordeaux can offer us, to speak with other students, and also to understand the educational methods that are different from what we’re used to,” said Melanie Hennart, a student from Blois who helped organize this trip.

After a brief presentation of Vatel Bordeaux – its history, its identity, its international network, its curriculum – the young students from Blois were able to tour the facility and its application structures: a 4* Hotel with the eco-label certification and the restaurant. They then met with Jean-Pascal Paubert, the president of the Aquitaine Association of Sommeliers, for a wine-tasting session; a concrete way to introduce them to the school’s MBA specialization in International Wine & Spirits Management.

“Vatel is a school that everyone knows about! This tour was an opportunity for us to see what its students do on a daily basis. We were able to realize how different the course organization was, including practical application courses. I found that very useful,” concluded Marine Fret, a student in the vocational program.

The tour ended with a delicious lunch outside in the sun.