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HEEA Energy and Environment Career Summit 2019

The second annual Energy & Environment Career Summit fosters relationships between employers and employees specifically interested in energy and environmental policy issues. Join the Harris Energy and Environmental Association (HEEA), Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and Harris Career Development Office for a day of mingling with professionals, meeting Harris students and learning from industry leaders. Sectors represented will include government, non-profit, research and private in the areas of environment, energy, sustainability and conservation as related to policy.

We will bring together leaders in the green sector to explore future environmental career opportunities and expand your networks. This will be a great way to interact with industry professionals to understand issues they're facing and how to solve them.

*Note: This event is open to graduate students at the University of Chicago only.

Schedule:9:30-10:00 Coffee Chats

--Kick off the summit with coffee with fellow participants in an intimate setting.

10:00-11:00 Policy Challenge

--Work in teams to present solutions to current or previous policy challenges faced by participating employers.

11:00-12:00 Keynote Speaker/Lunch

--Hear from an expert speak about their work including their challenges and findings gaining a better insight to the nuances their area. (Speaker TBA)

12:00-1:00 Networking

--For students: Connect with potential employers in the energy and environmental sectors to better understand how they operate, what challenges they face, and what skills they’re looking for.

--For employers: Meet high-caliber graduate students specifically interested in energy and environment issues. Learn more about the school’s curriculum and current trends in energy and environmental policy education.

Paritipating organizations will include:

Advanced Ionics

Clean Energy Trust

Delta Institute, DOE - Argonne

ENGIE Distributed Solar (SoCore)

FirstFuel Software

Friends of Chicago River

Invenergy, LLC

Omni Ecosystems

Plant Chicago


Union of Concerned Scientists

Verde Energy Efficiency Experts

West Monroe Partners

Event Date:

March 8, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Keller Center Harris School of Public Policy, Room 80T, 1307 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637