How to Get Involved

We offer a number of ways for organizations to connect with current MBA students who are knowledgeable and passionate about environmental issues. Enrolling in an Executive Education session, working on projects with MBA student teams, becoming involved with student-led clubs, and recruiting for summer internships and full-time positions all present excellent opportunities for engagement.

Independent Projects

Your organization can post options for Independent Projects, which provide second-year MBA students with the opportunity to apply their skills to the real-world challenges facing organizations while they earn academic credit. Under faculty supervision, each team of three to six students works on a project of strategic importance to an organization and reports its recommendations at the end of the term. While there is no guarantee that all options will be chosen by student teams, posting offers great exposure. Additional details can be found on the Propose an Independent Project page.

In past BEI Independent Projects, student teams have worked on initiatives including a commercial plant site selection plan for silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies, a go-to-market plan for the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid SUV, and an investigation of potential strategic partnerships to support the rapid commercialization of next-generation batteries by Pellion Technologies.

Student Clubs

Student clubs — including the highly active Energy & Environment Club — provide access to students who want to learn about your company and hear from senior leaders. Organizations are invited to design targeted events in collaboration with clubs. Organizations can also request resume books from any official student club via the HBS online recruiting platform.


HBS welcomes a variety of organizations to recruit on campus. In 2015, more than 30 energy and green technology organizations hired students for summer or career positions. You may recruit through contacting the Career and Professional Development Office or work directly through student clubs. Through Career Hub you can post summer internships or full-time opportunities and reserve dates for recruiting events and interviews. For more details, visit the Participate in a Recruiting Event page.

More resources for organizations wishing to recruit at HBS are available here.