Why We Recruit is a series of interviews with our recruiting partners covering everything from their experience working with HBS to what they would like students to know. Each week, we will release a new interview that dives into a unique perspective on recruiting.
Name, Title and Organization
Helen Textor, Director of Talent Acquisition, Bloom Energy
Describe your organization in three to five sentences.
Founded in 2001, Bloom Energy is a provider of breakthrough fuel cell technology generating clean, highly efficient onsite power from multiple fuel sources. Our unique on-site power generation systems are helping businesses become more resilient and reduce uncertainty from grid dependence. Our technology, first developed for NASA's Mars Program, is among the most efficient power generation technology on the planet, providing significantly reduced operating costs and dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. We are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Google, Wal-Mart, AT&T, eBay, Staples, The Coca-Cola Company, as well as notable non-profit organizations such as Caltech and Kaiser Permanente.
How long has your organization been recruiting at Harvard Business School and what roles do you hire for?
We are thrilled to have kicked off our relationship with Harvard Business School through the recruitment of 2 summer interns this year on our Marketing and Production Control teams. Internships in our Business Development, Sales, FP&A, Project Finance, Marketing, HR, and Supply Chain departments will continue to be offered annually during the summer, with recruitment starting in December. Depending on our business needs, full time opportunities may be available in these same departments. If you’re interested in learning more about our opportunities, be sure to visit our job board.
What recruiting tactics have you found most successful in engaging with students and/or alumni at HBS?
Our most successful recruitment tools have been on-site visits to Bloom Energy’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in CA, partnering with clubs, and posting a job in Career Hub.
Give us your elevator pitch – what is the one thing students should know about working for you?
At Bloom Energy, innovation and our mission to provide clean, reliable, affordable energy to everyone in the world, are at the forefront of everything we do. Whether it’s engineering the next generation of our solid oxide fuel cell technology or developing a novel PPA financing structure for our customers, our employees continue to drive progress in the clean tech field.