9 Committees to take part in next year
Running is a very classical sport, and for sure it can sometimes be very dull. Well prepare yourselves for our running committee because it will make you want to run and run and never stop! They will show you around campus and its surroundings during the Integration weeks so you know each possible circuit you can do, and they will organize runs where any bachelor can join; whatever your level is, you will find yourself a partner. If you like running join this committee as soon as possible and keep an eye on your messages, someone will often propose a run at 11PM when the busyness of the day is over and trust me running at night is quite the experience.
Finally, you might have heard or read about the Color Run the l’ORE will organize next year (and if you haven’t quickly go read this article, Big Events: what to look out for).
Every member of the running committee is of course invited so don’t lose this occasion!
Whatever you say, mathematicians and musicians go together. The music committee is without a doubt one of the biggest committees of the Bachelor. The l’ORE is constantly organizing events with them, they offer killer spots for shows and concerts in Paris, and they have a music studio inside our building!
Being part of this committee means you will be offered to preform throughout the year, any time the occasion presents itself. And don’t worry if you’d rather do music for yourself and only share it with a few other passionate, they will of course have a spot for you.
NeXt / DDX
Once you join the Bachelor you will quickly see that environmental concern is at the core of our DNA. Throughout the year this committee proposes fun and innovative ways to make us all realize our environmental impact and how to improve it. Weekly challenges with some cool prizes at the end, conferences organised with external guests, and the DD (Développement durable) week — in English: sustainable development week, where the whole program gets involved in the activities proposed.
If you want to stay aware of everything that they propose or offer your own ideas for the coming year join their channel as soon as possible!
Once you arrive at the Bachelor you will see that we love food events. Black tie cocktails, tri-promo diners and pasta eating contest, we never stop. The Bachelor chef is always invited to participate in bigger events where it’s needed to cook for 300 students, but they also organize their own gatherings for all our foody people. Whether you like enjoying a nice diner or you love cooking it, this really is THE place for you.
This committee is quite recent (it was created last year) and yet is gathers many Bachelors together. Our program is very young, and the information available about it outside of Polytechnique’s sphere is sometimes wrong or badly displayed. The communication committee takes care of that. They are constantly trying to improve the image of the Bachelor in other schools to make the program grow and well-known so that other students can have the opportunity that we had.
Board Games Committee
Who doesn’t love a good board game night where you fall back into childhood and destroy you’re friends at Monopoly ?
The L’ORE has invested into this committee so that they could buy a variety of games that you can play with you friends. They also organize games-night so that you can solve the mystery of the Cluedo while meeting new people. Sorry colonel mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick, but this committee has caught you.
There will be a few games sessions organised during Integration, come say hi and see if the board games tempt you.
Computer Science is at the heart of our program, but it goes way beyond classes. The CS committee is without the shadow of a doubt one of the most important committees we have. If you have any interest in CS join them as soon as you arrive, they will organize little contest during the year with killer prizes at the end, but they don’t stop there. You will get the opportunity to participate in hackathons organised in partnership with actual companies: a chance to test your abilities in CS in a real world environment and to learn a lot from people who sometimes work the job you want to do in a few years.
Aftermath/Point Nine Bar committees
As soon as you visit Building 103 (the Bachelor’s building) for the first time you will notice this big space on the ground floor. Equipped with a bar, a pool table, a stage and a giant screen, this place is the foyer. It has taken some time to make it functional because of Covid-19, but everything should be ready as soon as you arrive. You will see during Integration that the purpose of this place is to be the meeting point for you to come and chill after a day packed with classes.
Two committees are in charge of this place, the Aftermath committee that deals with the space in itself, they take care to always improve what’s available in the foyer, whether it be furniture, games, or speakers, and supervise the organization of events inside the foyer sometimes in partnership with the l’ORE or other committees.
As you might have noticed before, we’ve said there is a bar inside the foyer, managed by Point Nine Bar. Members have followed a formation regarding alcohol drinking and are enabled to serve everything from coffee to soft drinks and some beer or wine to their fellow bachelors who are in legal drinking age! It’s a great experience and let’s be honest we’ve all wanted once in our life to be the person behind the bar.
Both of these committees are pretty small for now as the foyer has just hatched from it’s cocoon, but if any of this interests you do not hesitate to contact members of these committees, whether it be by message or when ordering a glass at the bar !
If you love extreme sports, BX-trem is the place for you. This committee organizes trips for you to go enjoy those adrenaline rush throughout the year.
You’re a kitesurfer ? No problem the beach is only a two hour drive away.
More of a skier ? A trip in partnership with the Engineers in January is currently in the making, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. They propose a variety of different things, and if you join them, you can offer your own ideas and start organizing a sky-diving baptism. After all, why not ? At BX-trem nothing is impossible.