An event for undergraduate and graduate students to engage with the clean energy industry in Massachusetts and network with companies for an opportunity to gain a paid Summer 2015 internship. Be sure to bring multiple copies of your resume.
9:00 am………………..Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am………………..Welcome and Opening Session
Welcome speakers: Alicia Barton,CEO of MassCEC and Dean Kenneth Freeman, Boston University School of Management
Opening Session: What is the Clean Energy Industry? Speaker: Phil Jordan, BW Research
10:30 am……………….Breakout Panel Session 1 (Students choose one)
Solar: With over 12,000 workers in the Massachusetts solar industry, learn how your skills and education are needed in this growing sector. Installation, sales and business, commercial development and solar policies are all topics that create this booming sector. Panelists: Paul Lyons, Zapotec Energy, Chad Laurent, Meister Consultants, Vikram Aggarwal, Energy Sage.
Water Innovation: Water is the world’s most precious resource and innovators across the globe are endeavoring to make water use cleaner and more efficient. The water innovation sector in Massachusetts needs talented young professionals to improve this aging infrastructure. This discussion will give you entry points into a career in water innovation and the needs for all majors to join the industry. Panelists: Lisa Marchewka, VP of Strategy and Marketing at Oasys Water, Faith Wallace-Gadsden, Founder and CEO of The Archimedes Project.
Big Data: This discussion will recognize the need for top talent to join the big data industry. The panel will feature employers that are seeking individuals with the analytical skills required to create energy efficiency software platforms across Massachusetts.Panelists: TBA
11:40 am……………..Breakout Panel Session 2 (Sessions repeated, students choose one)
12:40 pm……………….Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Enjoy lunch with your peers and hear from keynote speaker Geoff Chapin, founder and CEO of Next Step Living.
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm……Internship Fair
All students are invited to meet with over 30 Massachusetts clean energy companies for an opportunity to gain a PAID Summer 2015 internship. Companies include:
- FloDesign Inc.
- Protonex Technology Corporation
- Kearsarge Energy LP
- EFI Federation Inc
- New England Water Innovation Network
- Meister Consultants Group, INC
- Boston Solar
- Zapotec Energy
- Building 36 Technologies
- Loci Controls
- KGS Buildings
- Avanlache Energy
- Northeeast Utilities
- Rate it Green
- Sustainable Minds
- Gridco Systems
- Solect Energy Development, LLC
- Because Water
- Conversation Services Group
*Students must attend the full day symposium to participate in the internship fair. Tickets will be distributed.