NEW: EPITA launches an International Summer School for summer 2013 !

 
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EPITA International Newsletter
June 2012
EPITA International Newsletter
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More than a year after the first edition of EPITA's International Newsletter, we are really proud to present you this June edition.

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As the International Office is getting ready for the new academic year to come, important changes and reorganizations will be undertaken.

After almost 10 years as Erasmus Coordinator, Daniela Becker will leave the International Office this summer to totally focus her activity at EPITA to one of our Research Labs: the LRDE. We are happy to dedicate a special thanks to Daniela in this newsletter. Célia Fernandez will be in charge of coordinating the Erasmus programs.

We are also happy to welcome back Marie Sempéré, who was in Parental Leave for a year, and reintegrated the team beginning of May. Among other responsibilities (like student mobility), Marie will be also in charge of developing our new international program: EPITA's Summer School !

Even if I highlighted these fundamental changes for EPITA's International & Development Office, you will discover other exciting news in this edition.

Have a good time reading our June edition,

Yours sincerely,

Christophe ROUVRAIS
Director of Development
Albane Ariza
Albane Ariza,
International Programs
Manager

Celia Fernandez
Célia Fernandez,
Exchange Programs
Coordinator
Anne Menard
Anne Menard,
Executive Assistant


Marie Sempéré
International Officer


Happening on Campus
Final of the PROLOGIN 2012


From the 27th to the 30th of April, the 20th edition of the programming competition of the PROLOGIN association dived 100 programmers of less than 20 years into a medieval atmosphere as well by the subject as they had to handle that by the atmosphere of the competition. By the end of a 36 hours programming battle medieval game, the candidates found themselves around a typically medieval banquet.
As every year, the ranking reserved some surprises. We shall notice in particular a young 6th 15-year-old classified candidate. Anouk Paradis only began to learn to code last year ! And as every year, this 20th edition of the finale of PROLOGIN ended with the traditional foam bath.



APPLE'S Day 2012 Edition

This day dedicated to the Apple universe will take place on the school campus Friday, June 1, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Organized by EpiMac, EPITA's Mac student association, the event will alternate lectures and workshops for students and professionals alike. We are proud to host this event and look forward to its success!

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For the Students / From the Students
NEW: EPITA launches an International Summer School for summer 2013 !
The whole team of the International Office is very happy to announce that a Summer Session will be offered at EPITA from June 2013.
The program lasts 6 weeks and the students will gain a minimum of 7 European credits (ECTS). Students will be asked to choose among the list below (for example, the course list will be enriched), a selection of courses equivalent to a minimum of 3 ECTS credits, plus the integration program, which is compulsory for all students.

Introduction to Project Management – 1.5 ECTS
Building and delivering powerful presentations – 1.5 ECTS
Mobile applications development on iPhone – 1.5 ECTS
Mobile applications development on Android – 1.5 ECTS

Integration Program – 4 ECTS :

Team building and getting over the culture shock – 1 ECTS
French survival courses – 3 ECTS

Numerous cultural activities will be organized throughout the summer, like many visits of Paris and its surroundings, Eiffel Tour, Champ de Mars, Montmartre, Louvre, Chateau de Versailles, Disneyland Paris etc. There also will be an optional 3-day trip to the South of France in order to discover another part of our beautiful country.

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EPITA Students' International Mobility 2012
Each year, EPITA sends a great part of its students abroad. As we have been pursuing a policy of internationalization for several years, the number of students studying abroad for a semester keeps growing.

This year, a total of 304 EPITA's students went abroad for an academic experience or to follow an internship. We are also developing the number of dual degree programs to offer our graduates with possibility of getting a Master in parallel of their Engineering Degree.

Total of students abroad in 2012: 304

Academic semester :
> 192 undergraduates
> 35 graduates
⇒ 10 Dual Degree program

Internship :
> 77 students
⇒ 12 undergraduates
⇒ 55 graduates

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From the Corporate World
Speed Dating: Picking up your Internship in 30 Minutes

May is an exciting month for EPITA students seeking internships. From May 9 to 11 the 12th edition of "Speed Dating for Internships" at EPITA took place. Back on this special time of meetings between students and businesses with Laurent Trébulle, director of Career Services on campus. Our interview with Career Services Director, Laurent Trébulle, will provide you with the hot details of the week and beyond !

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At the Heart of Business & Entrepreneurship

Hubert de l'Estoile (EPITA Promo 1994), Secretary General of the MEDEF, talks about his career, his years at school and projects of the employers for the new generations in this complete interview on a skyrocketing professional path.



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Special Thanks of the Month
Ms. Daniela Becker

Ms. Daniela Becker has been actively involved in EPITA's International Relations for the last nine years. From the department launch to her functions of Erasmus coordinator, Daniela has provided the team with her global expertise and it is with bittersweet feelings that we say goodbye to wish her the best within the LRDE (EPITA's Research & Development Laboratory).


Parting Thoughts
The « Fête de la musique »



Festival takes place worldwide on June 21st (date which coincides mostly with the first day of the summer in the north hemisphere), mainly in the evening and at night until the early morning of the next day. It is at present celebrated in hundreds of countries.

The "Fête de la musique" festival is sometimes also known under the name "World Music Day" either under names translated literally as "Fiesta de la Música" (Spanish), "Festa della Musica" (Italian), Święto Muzyki (Polish), Praznic Musike ( Bosnian ) or Dünya Müzik Günü (Turkish).

The "Fête de la musique" festival has for vocation to promote the music in two manners: it encourages the amateur musicians to perform live in concert voluntarily in streets and public places, and thanks to the organization of numerous free concerts, it allows a wide public to reach music of all kinds and origins (classical music, jazz, rock, world music, traditional music, etc.).

And you? What are the festivities for the "Fête de la musique" festival in your hometown?
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