Training & Education
“Go Green” provides “significant visibility as a leading global employer”
By Anthony Capkun
March 1, 2017 – Schneider Electric has launched the 7th iteration of its “Go Green in the City” annual global challenge for business and engineering students aimed at promoting “innovative energy management ideas for smart cities”.
“In addition to offering students an exciting opportunity to showcase their talents in a gender-equitable setting, this annual contest provides Schneider Electric with significant visibility as a leading global employer, helping us to attract the best talents in the long term,” said Schneider’s chief HR office, Olivier Blum.
From February 13 to May 12, 2017, students from all over the world currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in business or engineering are welcome to join the challenge.
Teams of two (at least one of which is female) are required to submit a case study illustrating ideas for innovative energy management solutions in cities for one of the four basic Schneider business challenge topics:
• Strategy & Technology
• Cooling Solution Energy Efficiency
• Energy Storage & Efficiency
• Integrated Urban Energy Systems
Or, they may simply focus on any unique idea for “going green”.
According to the company, the competition continues to attract more student teams each year. In 2016, 16,466 participants registered worldwide from 180 countries, resulting in 1184 submissions.
The 100 semi-finalist team selection will be announced June 9, 2017. These teams will have two months to work with a mentor from Schneider to help them to create a synopsis and video presentation of their idea. After the 12 finalist teams are revealed on August 7, 2017, they will be flown to Paris, France, to compete in the grand finale from October 9 to 13, 2017.
The winning team will travel the world visiting Schneider Electric facilities, networking with employees and high-level management, says the company. Winners will also receive job offers from Schneider Electric in their home countries.
Visit gogreeninthecity.com to learn more.
Schneider Electric is a global player in energy management and automation, with 160,000+ employees serving customers in over 100 countries.