EES Choose Your Own Adventure! Section 3: Energy Industry

Are you interested in what powers the world we live in?

Consider a career in the energy sector. This industry is widely expanding to include electricity, oil, gas, nuclear energy, and renewables such as solar and wind energy. In this field, it is common for employees to have a graduate degree to propel them into the field. Technical experience is a plus, so try getting an internship or entry-level job in the field! Check out this Graduate Internship Spotlight: Forrest Levy (Solar Energy Industries Association) to hear what an internship in the field looks like! Similar to the environment and sustainability sectors, there are several ways to get involved in energy. 

The energy sector is a fast-growing industry and now is an important moment for energy as we try to switch over to renewables. It is important to fully understand and explore the areas involved – from construction to finance to law enforcement in the energy sphere. Check out this Indeed article for more information and expert advice about getting involved on the private side. 

In addition to the private sector, there are plenty of government jobs available in energy. The US Department of Energy has been hiring for their Clean Energy Corps since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law came about. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regularly takes pathways interns and transfers them into full-time positions post-graduation. 

Over the next few months, EES will dive deeper into the realms of Environment, Energy, and Sustainability industry knowledge and what the job market looks like across the sectors. Check back weekly to see what new resources are available!