How to Get a Job in Renewable Energy

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

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

Smart Grid & Energy Efficiency Investors

VC, PE and IB Firms Do you want to start or grow your own start-up or maybe become a sick rich cleantech investor.  If so, you need to identify the venture capital, private equity and

Sustainability Summer Fellowships

On November 27 at 6pm ET, Chaprece Henry, Climate Corps Sustainability Fellowship Recruitment Manager, will provide insight ranging from application best practices, mistakes to avoid, high priority applicant profiles and answers to your questions. The

A List of 18 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

Top Schools with BS/BA Graduates Working in Sustainable Energy

We analyzed 1800+ BS/BA graduates working in sustainable energy to identify their Alma Maters.  The infographic below shows the top schools. The data represents 2010-2017 graduates working in sustainable energy at companies that (a) produce

Energy Storage Investors

Whether you want to start or grow your own start-up or maybe become a sick rich cleantech investor, you need to identify the venture capital, private equity and investment banking firms investing in renewable energy. 

CELI emPOWER Conference

Join the largest gathering of young clean energy professionals at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s emPOWER Conference on October 25 in Washington, DC. With opportunities to connect with each other, learn about industry trends, and

Why Following Up Should Always Be A Priority

When applying for jobs & internships, you need to follow-up, say thank you and move fast. People will remember you if you do, and won’t if you don’t. Follow-up after: completing an application, interview, informational

Informational Interviews – More Buying, Less Selling

Strategy is Priority #1 Your most important networking step is arranging informational interviews with recent graduates working in renewable energy.  But you need to have a plan.  You need to be strategic.  The strategy is

Informational Interviews – How to Make the Connection

Targeting Industries, Companies & Roles So how do you find the right people to talk to in an informational interview?  Your first step is to identify specific industries, companies and roles you are interested in

Finding the Common Ground – The Most Effective Networking Tool

When you’re networking digitally (i.e., sending emails to young professionals you don’t know), you need to make certain that you reach out to people with whom you have common ground. Common ground makes you more

How to Prepare for your Informational Interview

Before your interview, do serious online research about the company and the person. Google the company to learn about their products, services, leadership, financial report card, press releases, etc. Study your interviewee’s Linkedin profile carefully (the