Summer School 2011: Generation Y debates with Total



July 4, 2011: The sixth Total Summer School organized in Paris from July 3-8 welcomes 120 international students enrolled in highly competitive graduate programs to discuss the major challenges in the energy industry and Total’s strategic vision. The students, ranging in age from 19 to 23, are from 24 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Summer School 2011 is emphasizing the program’s participative aspect, by providing a platform for discussing Total’s strategic issues and values with an important panel of future managers.

Throughout the week, Total executives and guest experts will talk with the students about the Group’s business environment, the future of energy, industrial safety, R&D, technology, sustainable development and other topics.

The students, organized along the lines of a think tank, will be asked to address three major issues that directly concern their generation and are crucial for Total: Human Resources policy, culture 2.0 in the workplace and corporate social responsibility. Each team’s mission over three days will be to come up with new ideas and approaches that they will present to Jean-Jacques Guilbaud, Chief Administrative Officer.

We want to hear what tomorrow’s managers have to say,” explains Jean-Jacques Guilbaud. “Total Summer School provides a unique opportunity to bring together young people from around the world and listen to their aspirations and expectations in relation to a company like ours. This week of discussion and debate will give us valuable input as we look at the challenges ahead.”

About Total Summer School
Total Summer School is a program of Université Total. The Group founded its corporate university in 2005 to create forums for reflection and discussion on issues that can have an impact on the future of its businesses and to strengthen its ties with the academic world.
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