Activity Roundup – Winter Edition

February 1, 2017- The start of the year is here with a bang! Powering through 2017, the Stanford Energy Club has put on a whole host of exciting energy-filled events for our members and the Stanford public.

Cleantech Career Panel

As the central theme for the winter quarter is Professional Development, our organization put on an exciting panel bringing together leaders in several aspects of the Cleantech Industry. Our panelists had backgrounds in Law, Consulting, Data Analytics, and Entrepreneurship. Charles Pimentel, CEO of Solar Frontier, noted to our students, “Make a list of the top 10 things that you value most. It could be family, money, job security, travel, anything. Then rank them in order and figure out a way to pick a job that helps prioritize them.” Our other panelists, Marybelle Ang and Subhan Ali, were Stanford alumni who focus in Energy Policy and Law and Data Analytics respectively. Ang worked in several law firms and even advised the Department of Energy on Nuclear Policy. Dawn Dzurilla, brought her wealth of experience in talent acquisition and knowledge of C-suite leaders to the table, urging students to be optimistic and aware of opportunities arising in the cleantech space.

MIT Energy Club visits Stanford’s Campus

From the cold streets of Cambridge, MA, our friends at the MIT Energy Club visited sunny Palo Alto last week to meet with the Stanford Energy Club leadership. Many of the students participating were from the Sloan School of Management on a trek to tour companies in the Bay Area (Nest, STEM, etc.). We look forward to future collaborations with their club and meeting up again at the MIT Energy Conference 2017!

Global Energy Forum at Beaver Creek 2017

Several of the Stanford Energy Club Project’s Team Video Competition winners got to attend the Global Energy Forum at Beaver Creek this past week. The sixth annual GEF, hosted leaders from around the world in an engaging and thought-provoking examination of our energy future. Keynote speeches from General Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret.), former Director, NSA & former Director, CIA, and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz were among the highlights. The event took place on Thursday and Friday, January 26-27, 2017 at the base of Beaver Creek Resort, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center, the event’s headquarters.

Stanford Energy Club- Stanford Professionals in Energy Alumni Mentorship Program

Our organization, in partnership with Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE), launched our inaugural student-alumni mentorship program this past week. We had an overwhelming 38 students and 38 alumni agree to participate. The partnership, which will last 8 weeks of Winter Quarter, hopes to expand the Stanford network and bring students and alumni closer together. Students get the opportunity to ask their mentors (ranging in backgrounds from engineering to law to government to business) questions related to career paths and prospective job opportunities as the summer approaches.

Written by the Stanford Energy Club