The 10th edition of Veolia Summer School has just ended. From 30 June to 8 July, 36 master students from various universities and schools discovered Veolia and its activities. Launched in 2010, every summer Veolia Summer School welcomes students from all over the world to learn about Veolia's businesses, meet operational managers and visit its sites. It teaches future graduates about sustainable development and circular economy issues.
For the 10th consecutive year, the 2019 edition brought together 36 students from 31 universities in 20 countries - with ever more diversity in the courses (data science, IT, human resources, engineering, etc.) and gender (21 women and 15 men).
10 days of training on the Veolia Campus in Jouy-le-Moutier (Ile-de-France) during which students discovered the Group's activities, met various experts, operational managers and HR staff, and visited Veolia sites. And to better understand sustainable development and circular economy issues, they worked on a case study, "Smart city 2025", with the goal of designing a global, intelligent and digital solution for cities combining three Group activities - water, energy, waste - in a single strategic vision.
The objectives of Veolia's Summer School is to build a pool of talent, some of whom could join the Group at the end of their studies or participate in the Pangeo en VIE (International Business Volunteer) program. This Veolia summer school strengthens the links between universities, students and Veolia on three key topics: geographical, curricula and gender diversity, commitment and responsibility to environmental issues, and finally pleasure and conviviality.
Students who are starting their last year of a master's degree, engineering degree or business school, recommended by their higher education institution and selected by Veolia, are eligible for the program.
At the closing ceremony on 8 July, the students presented their work in the presence of Estelle Brachlianoff, Chief Operating Officer, who concluded:
Veolia Summer School has already trained 363 young graduates. Veolia was the first company in the environmental services sector to launch its Summer School in 2010.
12 new participating universities in 2019, out of 31:
Australia: University of Newcastle
Brazil: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Cairo: German University in Cairo
China: China University of Petroleum
Colombia: University of Los Andes
Spain: ICAI School of Engineering
Morocco: Faculté des sciences et Techniques de Settat
Poland: Faculty of Power & Aeronautical
Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
Sultanate of Oman: Majan College University
USA: American University of Texas at Austin
They are added to previous universities:
England: Imperial College - London / Bulgaria: Technical University of Varna / Bulgaria: Sofia University / China: Tongji University / China: Zhejiang University / Denmark: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) / Ecuador: Escuela Superior Politécnica de Litoral / Spain: Comillas Pontifical University, ICAI / Hungary: Budapest University of Technology and Economics / Italy: Politecnico di Milano / Italy: Bocconi University / Morocco: Mohammadia School of engineers Rabat / Mexico: Engineering Institute UNAM / Poland: Poznan University of Technology / Poland: Lodz University of Technology / Czech Republic: Brno University of Technology BUT / Czech Republic: University of chemistry & Technology Prague UCT / Romania: University Politehnica Bucharest / USA : North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University