How to Get a Job in Renewable Energy

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

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

Getting Value from an Online Job Listing Without Applying for the Job

Most people feel that online jobs listings suck.  Admittedly, most of your job search time should be spent talking to people who can help you and not on Google.  However, the online listings on a

How to Make that Perfect Cover Letter

Talk About the Company! Lots of people have lots of opinions about cover letters – length, organization, content, etc.  But, there’s at least one consensus point: show you know something about the company to which

Starting A Career In Renewable Energy: Degrees, Job Titles, Geography & Gender

We’ve Seen This Race Before. For 10 years Dayaway Careers has been helping college students get into renewable energy and cleantech.  Think about that; you likely were in middle school ten years ago!  Unsurprisingly, this

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Inspiration

OK, it’s your Holiday and/or Break time.  Time to enjoy family, friends and free time – and not worry about getting a job or internship. Fair enough. But if you feel a little bored or