EAE students take part in a workshop organized by Schneider Electric
20 de May de 2019
20 de May de 2019
Diana Carretero and María Jesús García, Recruitment Specialists at Schneider Electric, took part in the Company Meeting held at EAE's Madrid Campus to present the company's Go Green in the City program, a global competition that will hold its final stage in the city of Barcelona in October. In the session, EAE students put their creativity to the test in a practical workshop in which interesting project ideas emerged in relation to sustainability and renewable energies.
This is the second time that the multinational has chosen EAE to present the Go Green in the City challenge. Last year, a Spanish team made it through to the final in Atlanta. "It was the best year yet for the Iberian region", explained María Jesús. The fact that the final of the 2019 edition is being held nationally, in the city of Barcelona, is a further incentive to take part as far as Diana is concerned, because it means that "we are playing at home".
EAE students are a great target for Schneider Electric, EAE's Top Recruiter in 2018 and a participating company participant in events such as Talent EAE and the Online Employment Forum. "This year, we contracted a student at Talent EAE and we have a great deal of engagement with the School", added María Jesús.
The inclusivity of women in business was a key aspect emphasized by Diana Carretero, who also highlighted the company's commitment to recruiting female professionals and reducing the gender pay gap. The Let's Go Engineering program is a pioneering initiative by the multinational aimed at primary schools with the objective of breaking down gender stereotypes, incorporating values related to the world of engineering.
Diana Carretero gave a general overview of the French multinational's business lines and all the work that they oversee from the headquarters in Barcelona, which covers the whole Spain and Portugal region. In general terms, the company's goal is to cover all aspects related to electricity- "We create technologies that ensure that Life in On at all times", explained the recruiter. "Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation".
The multinational is committed to digital technology, which it wants to introduce in its portfolio, applying the latest advances in artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the IoT. "The future will be electric" and there is a new panorama opening up in terms of solar energy and mobility. "We are using up our natural resources. We have to become significantly more efficient within the next 40 years, creating products and services that are three times more efficient and save energy", explained Diana.
Renewable energy workshop, a practice run of Go Green in the City
The second part of the Company Meeting held at the School's Joaquín Costa Campus focused on the challenge and its primary purpose: presenting an innovative idea that offers solutions within four specific areas based on sustainability and saving energy. These four areas are sustainability and access to energy, buildings of the future, factories of the future, networks of the future (meeting the market's demand for energy without damaging the environment).
To give the participants a taste of the challenge, the representatives of the French multinational organized an Idea Generation Workshop to put the EAE Business School student's creativity, ingenuity and soft skills to the test. The participants had 40 minutes to generate innovative ideas that enable the cities of the future to be smarter, more sustainable and more efficient.
The workshop was carried out in pairs, with at least one woman in each pair. At the end, the participants presented their ideas in relation to smart, green cities. The projects included original development such as smart and sustainable schools, buildings of the future powered by solar panels and circular energy, generators for hospitals, factories of the future incorporating the IoT, sustainable bicycles, waste recycling and green homes.
Anybody interested in taking part in the Go Green in the City program should not that Schneider Electric gives training on energy management, organizes networking sessions (mentoring and coaching) and offers opportunities in relation to business incubation and obtaining patents. The team that wins the French company's challenge will receive an employment offer and an international trip. The final will be held in Barcelona in October. The deadline for registrations is 25th May.