ECO Newsletter: Week of December 10, 2017

Hi all,

The semester is finally winding down and it is officially the last day of classes!! What a great semester. Such memories. Such fun. Please end.

Anyway, best of luck with finals and have an amazing break!!


ECO Board


Columbia University Energy Symposium

Date/time: Friday, February 2
Location: Columbia University Faculty House

Columbia University’s 13th Energy Symposium on February 1-2, 2018 will convene thought-leaders and practitioners from across the energy sector, representing industry, government, civil society, and the broader Columbia and New York community to explore key challenges and drivers impacting the energy system.

The CU Energy Symposium is proud to announce an exciting line-up of keynote and panelist speakers at the main conference on February 2, 2018. Get your tickets today to secure your spot at the event and meet our speakers:

  • Jingdong Hua, Vice President & Treasurer, International Finance Corporation
  • Richard Kauffmman, Chairman of Energy and Finance, New York State
  • Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES); Former Deputy Administrator, EPA
  • Diane Regas, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Miranda Ballentine, Managing Director, Business Renewables Center, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Harry Singh, Vice President, US Power Trading Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Jacob Susman, VP – Head of Origination, EDF Renewable Energy
  • Jeff Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital
  • John MacWilliams, Former Associate Deputy Secretary of DOE
  • Zach Khan, Director, Government Affairs for North America, BYD
  • Lars Lysdahl, Senior Project Manager at Rystad Energy
  • and many more.

Other student participation opportunities include:

  • Case Competition (Thursday, February 1, 2018): Teams of top energy students from across the country will work to solve an integrated energy challenge. Visit our website for registration information.
  • Career Fair (Thursday, February 1, 2018): Interact with leading energy-sector companies and discuss future career options. Students must register for the Symposium to obtain entrance to the Career Fair and to include your resume in the resume book.


All Ivy Career Fair 2018

Date/time: February 9, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY

This year will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair. This is the premier event for recruiters and top talent to connect and discuss career opportunities associated with sustainability. Each year, the eight Ivy League schools come together to produce a unique and inspiring career fair that provides companies unparalleled access to undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D level students who have the skills and knowledge to address the complex sustainability challenges of our global economy.

More information can be found here.


Advanced Energy Group, Multiple Fellowship Positions

Available Fellowship Positions

Member Liaison – This role involves direct contact with customers (energy and corporate leaders) to ensure they are maximizing their benefit from their AEG membership.  It will also include stakeholder event coordination, where targeted customers will be offered Discussion Leader positions.  Data analytics will also be required to assess previous event attendance data to drive business decisions, such as: pricing strategy, discount offers and timing, sales strategies for target customers.  As part of this analytics role, this position will interface with the marketing team to ensure public facing material and media content is aligned with the sales strategy.   As desired, the individual in this role will attend AEG events for networking opportunities and can conduct interviews of energy executives and write articles to showcase their talents and comprehension of complex cleantech and energy concepts.


Marketing & Event Promotion – The individual in this role is responsible for AEG’s outreach to members, regular invited guests, and prospective stakeholders.  It includes managing the public content promoting all events, including Eventbrite, MailChimp, Website, and Social Media outreach specific to the Q1 and Q2 events.  Development of processes and tools are encouraged to enable this role for future staffing.

Other Fellowship opportunities are available for individuals with specific interests, examples of activities AEG requires assistance with include:

Market Research – identification of target customers and appropriate decision makers at such organizations

Topical Research – research, interview and synthesize key developments related to each quarterly breakfast

Pre-Event Coordination – Stakeholder analytics, logistics support, discussion leader identification and selection

Event Coordination – Venue setup, stakeholder greetings, A/V support and/or presenter assistance, note recording, stakeholder interviewer, venue cleanup

Post Event Coordination – Writing and publishing of event recap/audio/video content, stakeholder outreach, post-event survey and analytics

Market Outreach – Development, production, or supporting the creation of written, audio, or video content promoting AEG, select AEG Cities, and/or AEG members


Benefits Available to AEG Fellows

Networking with energy leaders at AEG Stakeholder Events – Our events are invite only and regular attendees include Director and above levels at some of the leading New York and US energy related organizations (examples: NYC Mayor’s Office, Con Edison, NYPA, NYISO, NREL, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Green building Council, GE, Lockheed Martin, ABB, The Durst Organization, RXR, etc.  Highlight video reels from our past events are available here: AEG Videos.

2018 Events in all cities (NYC, D.C., Chicago, Boston):

Early March: Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

Late May: Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization

Interviews and Podcasts with Energy Leaders – Interested Fellows have opportunities to interview energy leaders, for example: AEG Podcast with Co-Founder and President of Generate Capital, Jigar Shah

AEG Blog Write-ups – Fellows can showcase their comprehension of energy related topics of interest through the AEG blog, which is broadcast to stakeholder members and event guests – AEG Blog

Paid Consulting Projects – On occasion, our consulting company (Advanced Energy Agency) performs consulting projects for clients in the energy field, as these projects arise Fellows have the option to participate in a paid role, for example we just completed a market research and strategy project for GE Digital

Flexibility – AEG Fellows have the opportunity to work remotely at times that are accommodating to class/school schedules

Instructions on how to apply can be found here.


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