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.
Recruiting & Education
REC provides regular opportunities for members to learn about the energy industry and meet energy company representatives. Recent speakers include representatives from ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell Wind, Pacific Gas and Electric, Duke Energy, National Grid, and SunEdison. REC also works with members to form recruiting strategies for both internships and full time positions, including resume reviews, mock interviews and peer counseling opportunities. REC provides educational sessions on different sectors of the energy industry (from renewables to fossil fuels) to educate members with all levels of familiarity about the industry and its technologies. REC sponsors field trips for students to gain first hand experience at leading energy companies. Recent visits include guided tours of Next Energy, an alternative energy business accelerator, and ITC Transco, the nation's first fully independent electric transmission business. Opportunities for financial assistance to fund energy related conference trips are also available to REC members.
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 Mallory McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).