Energy and Green Technology
Preparing for Careers in Energy & Green Technology
With more than 900 students enrolled in courses related to business and the environment, our MBA students interact daily with Harvard Business School's world-class faculty and their research. There are nearly 260 students who are active members in the Energy & Environment Club and more than 50 students are participating in Business & Environment field-based learning. A sampling of recent second-year courses with a focus on energy & green technology include:
- Business and the Environment
- Commerce and Society: The Strategic Value of Corporate Social Responsibility
- Commercializing Science: Clean Tech and Physical Science Focus
- Energy Business and Geopolitics
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Field Study Seminar: Building Green Businesses
- Sustainable Cities: Urbanization, Infrastructure, and Finance
In addition to the School's curricular offerings, the Business and Environment Initiative seeks to deepen business leaders' understanding of today's environmental challenges and to assist them in developing effective solutions. In the fall, the Energy & Environment Club also hosts the Energy Symposium on campus.
Resources for Recruiters
The number of energy and green technology recruiting partners at Harvard Business School (HBS) continues to grow with more than 30 organizations having hired students in 2011 for summer and/or career positions. Recruiting approaches within the space vary by firm. Some prefer a strong presence on campus and recruit broadly through our office, while others prefer to work directly with student clubs and take a more personalized approach. We encourage you to:
- Review these overall Recruiting Strategies.
- Develop good relationships with the student clubs that best fit your organization and/or the roles you're recruiting for. For example: the Energy & Environment Club, the Venture Capital and Private Equity Club and perhaps a geographic regional club like the West Coast Club.
- Consider holding targeted events in collaboration with student clubs. It's great when compelling senior leaders talk directly to students.
Whether you are an existing recruiting partner or this is your first time recruiting at HBS, the MBA Career & Professional Development team would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your firm's needs and help determine the best approach for you. If you have any questions about connecting with students and how to recruit them, please contact Kurt Piemonte.