Students need a springboard to help them launch their professional lives.

That’s why BNP Paribas has developed partnerships with the Grandes Ecoles, the most highly regarded universities in France.

For many years, the Group has been closely involved with six French Institutes of Political Studies, helping to support their diversity policies and to put together courses and conferences.

In November 2011, as part of its commitment to helping young people enter the workforce, BNP Paribas also released the fourth edition of its on-line business adventure game, Ace Manager. This challenging game tests business and engineering students from around the world on their aptitude for working in the banks’ various business lines.