Take part in the 2013 C.A.M.P.U.S. Awards

For the second consecutive year, Natixis is organizing the C.A.M.P.U.S. Awards, a call for solidarity projects that reward student initiatives.

Since 2011, Natixis has been organizing a call for solidarity projects for French grande école and University students. Named C.A.M.P.U.S. Awards, its objective is to encourage and reward student initiatives that meet Natixis’ solidarity commitments in favor of the civil society such as solidarity, equal opportunity and altruism.

In 2013, six sociocultural and sociosports projects will be rewarded. They will receive a prize between € 1,500 and 5, 000 each.

This year, applications must be sent to campusawards@natixis.com by November 30, 2012.

Download the application file and read the testimonies from the students and members of the jury on careers tab.


Look back at the 2012 track record

In the sociocultural category, the first prize was won by nine students from École des Mines in Saint-Etienne. This project, named Tous fans de la Toscane !, enabled 14 teenagers from problem areas to discover Italian culture during a trip to Tuscany from April 10 to 19, 2012. Aged from 12 to 15, they were particularly interested in the monuments and the cathedrals. According to Cyrille François, one of the accompanying students, the visits triggered many discussions on culture and religions and were very rewarding for all participants.

The second prize was won by students from ESC Grenoble who organized the reggae music festival Roots’n’Culture. The originality of this festival is that payment of part of the ticket was in the form of foodstuffs. The 2,800 spectators provided 4 tons of foodstuffs altogether, handed out to the food bank of the Isère department.

The third winning project, l’Olivier du Savoir, presented by three students from Reims Management School, consisted in setting up a media library for the children of the Oued Eddahab school in Morocco.

In the sociosports category, the Rêve d’enfance project supported by three students from HEC Paris won over the jury. Natixis’ support allowed 36 very sick children aged 9 to 17 leave for 9 days of sailing off the coasts of Corsica on board 6 sailboats. Accompanied onboard each sailboat by a medical intern, a skipper and two students from the business school, the children discovered a new environment, learnt how to maneuver and were able to build self-confidence while putting aside their fight against illness.

Driven by three students from ESSEC, the second project that was rewarded, Aviron, pourquoi pas moi ?, allowed a dozen students of 10th and 11th grade entered in the “Une grande école, pourquoi pas moi ?” program to participate in the Trophée des Rois, a well-known inter-university rowing regatta. By training with the ESSEC rowing club, the students could discover and share such values associated with this sport as mutual aid, taste for effort and surpassing oneself, solidarity and competition spirit.

Finally, the jury supported three students of ESSEC’s International Hospitality Management MBA program who participated in the 4L Trophy 2012 to bring school supplies to schoolchildren in the arid areas traveled through by the raid.


Supporting students in the long term

Natixis received many high-quality applications. The motivation and involvement of these students and the richness of the projects reflect the interest of the younger generation for such an initiative and their dynamism.

Natixis endeavors to develop a special relationship with grandes écoles and universities. This approach is in line with the actions targeting students that are carried out throughout the year. The participation of Natixis in several forums demonstrates our determination to understand the needs of students and to show the diversity of business lines and assignments.