Engineers for a Sustainable World event connects students, professionals

On Sept. 10, members from Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW); EcoCar3; the Energy, Business and Finance Society; and the Society of Energy Engineers hosted an interactive sustainable energy career event where sustainability-minded students engaged with recent graduates working in wind, solar and energy efficiency companies.

More than 40 students from various majors and backgrounds had an opportunity to speak, via a webinar, with the four panelists: Anjali Bains, a solar analyst at SunEdison; Julian Minuzzo, a cell engineer for Tesla Motors; Jordan Crolly, a graduate of Penn State and process engineer for J. Ranck Electric; and Robert Flagg, Penn State alumnus and offshore wind consultant.

Over the course of the night, the students had the opportunity to ask 21 questions, ranging from what college classes were most useful to their careers to how their international experience has benefitted them.

This sustainability-networking event, Dayaway Interactive, was arranged by Joshua Kessler, president of ESW, and Michael Brownell, the founder of Dayaway Careers. Dayaway Interactive seeks to connect college students and recent graduates with exciting new careers in the renewable energy industry. Brownell has hosted Interactive at a number of universities, including Princeton University, Northwestern University and the University of Rochester. A recording of the event, along with the questions, are available on http://www.dayawaycareers.com/InteractivePennState.

Contacts: 

Joshua Kessler

President, Engineers for a Sustainable World

Last Updated October 10, 2014