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?”

Sustainable Energy Careers

On behalf of the American Energy Society and The Green Program, I would like to thank you for joining our Nov 17 Zoom call on Sustainable Energy Careers.  This page contains a collection of links

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

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

Don’t be Afraid of the Detour – Just Follow Your North Star

You Start Where You Have to Start Many, maybe a majority of, the early stage professionals I see working in clean energy have worked outside clean energy first. Depending upon their degree and major, they’ve

How Project Management Training Can Launch Your Career in Cleantech

At least 20% of all the entry level, cleantech jobs that Dayaway lists are for project management, supply chain and logistics roles  (click to see fresh postings ).   Considering that the majority of our other

Tufts & Dayaway Cleantech Careers Exploration

What On October 14, at 3pm ET, Tufts students are invited to talk, by Zoom, with cleantech insiders about getting jobs & internships in renewable energy jobs (see profiles below).  The session is intended to:

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

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. 

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