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EPITA International Newsletter
November 2011
EPITA International Newsletter

Fall is a time of high activity on campuses around the world, and the rule applies to us here at EPITA !

As students are fully concentrated into their courses and electing their new student government, they got to relax a bit attending and choosing the clubs & associations they will be contributing to this academic year at the Associations Forum.

We were also pleased to host the first Open Doors and the yearly FEMII (Company Recruiting Event).

In France, November is also a time reflection when families gather to celebrate their ancestors.

Wishing you an enjoyable reading and looking forward to checking back in December with a special Recruiting Edition.

Yours sincerely,

Christophe Rouvrais
Development & International Office


Albane Ariza,
International Programs

Célia Fernandez,
Exchange Programs

Anne Menard,
Executive Assistant

Daniela Becker,
ERASMUS Coordinator

Happening on Campus
Student Government Elections

BDEThe last two weeks of October always bring much excitement to campus as the BDE (Bureau des Etudiants = Student Government) yearly elections are unfolding International Students as well as local students are strongly encouraged to visit running teams booths, find out about the program they have for EPITA's academic year 2011-2012 and give their vote.

Various events such as entertainment during the day, early evening BBQs and parties at night in the Under (EPITA's Clubs & Association hot spot) will be held on campus and make up for a lot of learning and fun.

Representing all students, on-campus clubs and associations, the BDE is a key element to EPITA's student life and we strongly advise all students to meet the runners during the campaign and keep in touch both throughout their studies and beyond.

First Open Doors Day & Students Clubs and Associations Forum

forum des assosOn Saturday, October 15th EPITA launched its Open Doors 2011-2012 season. Over 140 students and their families visited our campus and pre-registered for Fall 2013. On this season kick start, EPITA's Student Clubs & Associations held their yearly Forum, which drew more than 300 visitors to our Historical Le Kremlin-Bicêtre Campus and brought much fun and entertainment to the Open Doors participants.

From the Students
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From the Corporate World
FEMII2011FEMII 2011 Edition

For the 14th consecutive year, EPITA successfully held its "FORUM DES ENTREPRISES" on October 18 and 19. This year, the 48 companies present on campus conducted interviews with students respecting a format inspired from the Speed Dating World. Over 300 students participated in the event and we are pleased to announce that over 3000 offers were brought to our campus.

Recipe of the Month
For you this fall, we have selected a heartwarming soup that will contribute to your health and delight both family members and dinner guests.


Buttersquash • 2 tbsp butter
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 3 large onions, finely chopped
• 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
• 4 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks (approx. 6 cups)
• 2 pounds apples, peeled and cut into chunks, about 5-6 apples
• 2 cups apple juice
• 2 cups vegetable broth
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp pepper
• OPTIONAL: sour cream and parsley


Heat the oil and butter in a large soup pot and cook the onions and chili powder until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the squash, apples, apple juice and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, cover and cook over low heat until the apples and squash are very soft, about 30 minutes.

Puree the soup with an immersion blender or in a food processor, return to the pot and adjust the seasonings, thinning with apple juice or water until it is at the desired consistency.

Garnish with fresh diced apples, sour cream and parsley if desired & BON APPETIT.

Parting Thoughts
All Saints Day

ChrysanthemumFrance like many European countries celebrates its deceased loved ones on November 1st by observing this day as a National Holiday. Family and friends head to cemeteries traditionally bringing chrysanthemums to the tomb stones. All Saints Days generally falls in the middle of school children fall holiday. How do you pay homage to the deceased in your country ?

Message of Friendship to Turkey

drapeau turquieTo our partners, colleagues, alumni and their families and loved ones in Turkey, we extend our faithful support and thoughts following Sunday, October 23rd devastating earthquake in the East of the country.
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