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Working in a Green Economy

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  • 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy featuring Glenn Bean Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 2. Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy I. About Glenn II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Job Search and Interview Processes VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 3. About Glenn • Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA ‘10) and Stanford University (Econ '05) • Consultant at BCG from August 2010; energy and clean tech projects in national CO2 reduction, M&A, retail strategy, market entry, asset valuation and regulatory filings • Internships in clean tech including Smart Grid (National Semiconductor; Corefex), wind (FloDesign), and waste heat recovery (Mechanology) • Love baseball, espresso, and hiking volcanoes • Evisor for over a year Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 4. Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy I. About Glenn II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting and Interview Processes VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 5. Overview of the Industry Policy and Academia Department of Energy NREL NGOs Cambridge Energy Research Associates Grad school: MIT, Kennedy School, Cal, etc. PG&E NextEra BP AES Utilities and developers Manufacturing First Solar GE Clipper Wind Siemens Startups 1366 EnerNOC Konarka Silver Spring Bright Source Tesla Motors Consulting Management consulting (e.g., Bain, BCG, McKinsey) Boutique (e.g., EBI consulting) Often have excellent leadership development programs Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 6. Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy I. About Glenn II. Overview of the Industry III.How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting and Interview Processes VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 7. How to Research the Industry News – MUST be up to speed on events (e.g., Solyndra) Blogs – have an OPINION on current events and macro industry trends; follow at least one popular blog in your industry of choice Start making calls! – Alumni network, Facebook friends, LinkedIn; you will be amazed at how many doors will open with just a little initiative Take a class! - do a project, get an internship Career services – general info & key words, practice consulting cases Company websites – Be conversant on any industry and company before making initial contact; lots of intro-level information Example sites: www.greentechmedia.com, www.energy-daily.com Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 8. Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy I. About Glenn II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV.What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting and Interview Processes VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 9. What are Firms Looking For? Specific qualities • Professionalism and maturity • Analytical / problem solving • Familiarity with industry • Willingness to contribute in any role • Leadership • Potential management track How to position yourself • General drive and motivation • Demonstrated interest – it's a trendy space, so find a way to differentiate yourself • Exposure to the industry - through a class, project, or internship • Fluent with common industry terms, e.g., – Utility: rate cases – Late startup: full value chain – Early startup: funding rounds Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 10. Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy I. About Glenn II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting and Interview Processes VI. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 11. What to Expect in the Job Search and Interview Processes The recruiting process • Networking • Networking • Resume drop • Networking The interview process • Large programs will have structured interview cycles • Medium programs will have a less formal series of interviews • Startups may simply have a phone call or take you to lunch Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 12. Environmental Careers: Working in a Green Economy I. About Glenn II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Recruiting and Interview Processes VI.Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 13. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 14. Questions & Answers Question 1: How important is having an MBA in this industry? Would you recommend it to others? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 15. Questions & Answers Question 2: What is the best job you have had so far? Where would you ideally want to be in the industry? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 16. Questions & Answers Question 3: What is one thing people should do in this industry? What is one thing people shouldn’t do? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8
  • 17. Thanks for Joining! Book your session with Glenn at www.evisors.com/expert/155 Check out the recording & other materials related to this webinar: www.evisors.com/webinars Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/8

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