Perhaps you are already a subject-matter-expert in the energy industry or you are contemplating venturing into this dynamic industry or just trying to understand how you fit into the global energy puzzle, whatever your expertise or interest level is, the Cornell Energy Club (CEC) has a spot for you.
The VP of Education, Rizwan Quraishi, recently shared 5 reasons why you should be a part of the vibrant CEC:
I. Networking opportunities
The CEC provides excellent networking opportunities, such as the annual Johnson Energy Connection where you’ll have the chance to explore the depths of specific industry areas with seasoned professionals. That many of these professionals will be alumni of Johnson and/or Cornell will be an added advantage for you to learn, connect and explore.
II. Career options
The CEC does not lean towards any one area of the broader energy industry. There are adequate learning and career opportunities for students interested in traditional, non-traditional or functional areas in the energy industry. The club keeps its members informed about internship as well as full time job opportunities in the energy industry.
III. Compliment to Johnson’s strengths
Leveraging Johnson’s strength in a generalist, well rounded MBA program, the CEC helps you compliment your functional skill-set and develop a big picture perspective that many employers seek and value today. The club organizes periodic 101s that will provide you a holistic view of the energy industry.
IV. Industry exposure
There’s a lot happening in the industry – and you don’t necessarily have time as a graduate student to stay connected with the industry when in an academic environment. The CEC helps you stay connected with the industry through various events such as its newsletter, case competitions and group discussions.
V. Passionate people doing interesting things
Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, says that when you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible. Beyond the events and activities, that’s what the CEC is all about.
We understand that everyone’s energy goals may be different, but whatever those goals are, the CEC can provide you with the resources needed to achieve them. So, come and join these energetic group of energy enthusiasts as we uncover together the next big thing in energy!