How to Get a Job in Renewable Energy

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These tips and resources are recommended by college students for students asking the question: “So, how do I get a job in renewable energy?”

The Expertise Stepping Stone

Pigeon Hole or Stepping Stone? Super talented young professionals looking for a renewable energy job often say, “I don’t want to get pigeon-holed!”  They have a vision for their future.  Most jobs don’t line up. 

A Guide to Renewable Energy Consulting Firms

Renewable Energy Consulting Firms Hiring Young Professionals Set forth below is a list of consulting, engineering & software firms active in clean energy and energy efficiency.  Better yet, these renewable energy consulting firms hire recent

Early Stage Cleantech Women Professionals: Data and Employee Insights

Written by Jennifer Craft and Michael Brownell |  Graphics by Phillip Dziedzic  |  Data by Dayaway Careers Introduction   The clean tech boom has benefitted numerous professionals with varying interests and backgrounds. Both men and

How to Build Your Professional Brand

Have you thought about your professional brand, about how you get labeled in a few words?  Businesses shape their brands.  So should you. Think first about career related things you are good at, that you

Should You Take an Internship After Graduation?

Signing up for a clean energy internship is probably the last thing you want to do after graduating.  However, for some, this can often be the best move to get the first permanent job in

Renewable Energy Internships: Unpaid Internships May Pay Off

Reasons to Consider Unpaid Internships. Many students ignore summer unpaid internships. Let’s face it, you need the money, and it just seems wrong to work and not get paid, right?  However, the following reasons convince

Be Open to a Road-Trip Internship!

Get Ready to Hit the Road Most students are not going to find a summer renewable energy internship in their home or college town.  Many RE companies are clustered in a few well-known cleantech zones

Landing that Perfect Summer Internship in Renewable Energy: Tips & Tricks

A Plan The single, most important thing you can do to get employed in renewable energy is to complete an internship in renewable energy. But it’s not that easy to do. Renewable energy companies have

A List of 32 Great Clean Energy Job Boards

No one does a better job than Dayaway at curating online clean energy job listings for college students – self-promoting, but true… However, we’re not the only clean energy job boards game in town. You

Student Friendly Renewable Energy Organizations

Building Your Knowledge Every hiring process will put your knowledge to the test.  An interview will test your knowledge about the industry, its leaders and its most pressing issues.  So, the trick is to  build

Northwestern Cleantech Careers Exploration

Co-hosted by Northwestern University Engineers for a Sustainable World and the Northwestern University Energy Club What On October 22, at 6pm, Northwestern students are invited to talk, by phone, with young professionals working in renewable

How to Build Up Your Renewable Energy Vocabulary

Sound Like You Understand the Industry Employers look for entry-level hires who “understand their business and understand the industry.” The problem for a student is that this is the stuff you don’t learn in class.