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Adapting in 2020: Energy & sustainability summer internships

Even in this year of reconfigured schedules, remote work, and cancelled plans, Duke MBAs have found a way to pursue meaningful summer internships with an energy and environment focus. Summer internships are an important anchor in the MBA experience–an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real business challenges. As the COVID pandemic rewrote the rules […]

Why MBAs should consider social impact and sustainability in their career planning

By Jessica WingertSector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability CareersCareer Management Center, Fuqua School of Business Today’s MBA students are often looking for jobs that connect the dots between their professional skills and their personal passions. As the Sector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability Careers at Fuqua (and an MBA alumna myself), I often […]

“Roadmap” of energy sector employers helps students clarify career interests

Example Employers along the Energy Value Chain

There are exciting job opportunities for MBAs in the energy sector, but making sense of where these jobs fit in a sector as complex as this one can be difficult. To help students visualize employers along the energy value chain, EDGE has developed a “roadmap” of example employers in the energy sector—from energy production (upstream) to […]

From Chevron to REI: Fuqua students head to summer 2019 internships

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Summer internships are one of the most valuable ways for a student to extend her MBA classroom learning in a real-world application. From oil and gas to smart grids to corporate sustainability, Fuqua MBAs are spending the summer working on energy and environment issues with an impressive list of companies. Here are some of the […]

Where are they now? Summer 2018 internships

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From oil and gas to smart grids to corporate sustainability, Fuqua MBAs are spending the summer working on energy and environment issues with an impressive list of companies. Here are a few of their summer internships, highlighting just how diverse the career options for MBAs interested in Energy & Environment are. Tucker Adams, Summer Associate, […]

Designing a career that matters: Advice to the Class of 2019

Dan Vermeer, teaching class

By Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Last week marked the beginning of a new academic year at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business—and for the MBA Class of 2019, the beginning of a new adventure.  Even at this early date, anxiety about career choices is at high pitch.  Today’s […]

Learning in the field: 2016 Fuqua MBA internships in Energy & Environment

Energy Conference

For students interested in Energy & Environment topics, there are a wide range of internship options–from internships with energy and cleantech companies to roles looking at the energy or environmental footprint of a company in another sector, to consulting, research, and government agency internships. Here’s a list of some of the MBA internships held by […]

Key skills for the energy sector leaders of tomorrow

Steve Hicks

by Steve Hicks, Associate Director for Education, Duke University Energy Initiative Do you have to be able to convert BTUs to kilowatt-hours and write poetry to work in the energy sector? To many Duke students, it often seems like the energy industry requires a daunting combination of both technical and managerial skillsets. Further, the industry […]

Video: “A Bright Future: MBA Career Options in the Energy Sector”

Video - Energy Careers

Executives from across the energy sector share their perspectives on MBA career prospects in a new video from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. “It’s a tremendously exciting place to work and develop a career,” says Rebecca Kujawa, a Duke alumna who is Vice President of Business Management at NextEra Energy Resources.  “The opportunity to […]