Mission & Members

The Ross Energy Club (REC) is a group of ambitious MBA students and thensome who share a passion for energy. REC's mission is to educate its members and provide access to employment opportunities ranging from traditional energy trading to renewable energy finance to new energy technologies. This variety of interests enables cross-pollination of students' knowledge from past and current experiences with University and corporate resources. REC currently has nearly 200 members, and an executive board of fourteen officers lead the club's activities.

To accomplish its mission the club seeks the following objectives:

(i) Build interest in the energy industry and foster a campus-wide dialogue by integrating energy-related activities and groups across all of University of Michigan’s schools including Engineering, Law, Public Policy and School of Natural Resources

(ii) Provide a forum to learn about and discuss topical areas including electricity markets, entrepreneurship, finance, project development, public policy, strategy and trading

(iii) Facilitate career development by providing mentorship (i.e. mock interviews, resume reviews,etc…) and opportunities to meet with a variety of energy companies seeking to recruit top MBAs

REC has helped members earn prominent positions at energy companies. Many former REC members remain active with the club and are available to help current students. In addition, the greater University of Michigan community has over 450,000 living alumni– more than any other University in the United States. UM alumni have proven to be a fantastic resource for career development and REC works vigorously to foster relationships with them. Alumni also help create and manage relationships between REC and top energy companies.

Why Sponsor REC?

REC provides amazing opportunities for companies to meet with top-quality students who are specifically interested in the energy industry while building their brand at one of the nation's premier business schools. To learn about specific ways that your company can get involved with REC, please contact Matt Niemczak (niemczak@umich.edu).