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CAREER OUTLOOK


paid $15.8 billion for MarkWest Energy Partners. It is one of the nation’s largest natural gas processors.


Add Cyber Security to Your Energy Portfolio:


Separate yourself from other job seekers. As cybercrime and attacks spike, Black Engineer urges students that excel in STEM fields to add complementary skills in law, business administration, or cyber security.


Plus, computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, and information technology majors should consider minoring in energy- related areas to boost their hirability.


Oil and Gas Internships: • Indeed.com: use key words “Internship,” “Oil,” “Gas”


• Check out shale oil internships: http://www. frackingjobs.co/oil-and- gas-industry-internships/


• Society of Petroleum Engineers career choices: http:// energy4me.org/careers/?_ga=1.88230291.908749721.143 7065817


Glassdoor.com: Among 2015’s 25 best-paid internships were energy-related companies Chevron #2, Schlumberger #8, and ExxonMobil #17. Glassdoor list all its internships here: http://www.glassdoor.com/Job/internship-jobs-SRCH_ KO0,10.htm


Vault.com: The top energy internships were Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Summer Internship Program, Westar Energy Internship Program, Exelon Inter Program, BP National Internship Program, and the FirstEnergy Co-op/ Internship Program. http://www.vault.com/internship- rankings/best-energy-internships


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Alternative Energy: Last year, UtilityDive.com, which follows environmental news, green living, and sustainable business, listed the “Top 10 states for clean energy start-ups.”


The states, which were analyzed for their use of technology, policy, and capital, were, in order, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Illinois, Washington, and Hawaii. What happens in California often occurs nationally. The top clean energy startup state employs 50,000 solar industry employees currently.


To increase your desirability, read California Gov. Jerry Brown’s electricity, transportation, energy intelligence, and green building initiatives at Green California: http://www.green. ca.gov/.


Sustainability Rocks:


Students should consider becoming a sustainability executive or an energy manager. GreenBiz.com reports that many of that field’s professionals have combined an environmental science major with an M.B.A. degree in sustainability.


Salary.com reports that the median salary for an energy manager, “depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education” is $92,000. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has a 10–12 week smart energy management fellowship.


Alternative Energy Internships: • Indeed.com: Renewable Energy Internships: http://www. indeed.com/q-Renewable-Energy-Internship-jobs.html


• National Renewable Energy Laboratory: http://www.nrel. gov/careers/internships.html


• Green Dream Jobs: Click key words: Internship/Volunteer • http://www.sustainablebusiness.com


WindEnergyInternships.com: http://www.windinternships. com/


SimplyHired.com: Wind Energy Internships: http://www. simplyhired.com/k-wind-energy-intern-jobs.html


• Solar Energy Industries Association: http://www.seia.org/ about/seia/jobs-seia


Nuclear Energy:


A vote of confidence for nukes. In April the U.S. Department of Energy awarded more than $5 million worth of scholarships to 59 undergraduate and 32 graduate-level students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees. EIP.com (Electric Light & Power) reported that “Since 2009, the DOE has awarded nearly


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