Graduates of the Energy & Environment program follow a diverse array of career paths. Many of our graduates work in the private sector at firms ranging from green technology startups to more established utilities and consulting firms. Others pursue fulfilling positions in government agencies and the nonprofit sector.
Typical roles include enabling private-sector firms to think strategically about trends in science, technology, and policy; helping government and advocacy groups design and implement new programs; and working with regulatory and research groups to assess policy compliance and effectiveness.
The Nicholas School’s dedicated Career & Professional Development Center has three full-time staff members to help our graduates achieve their career goals.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Here are just a few of the employers who have hired our alumni.
- Pacific Gas and Electric
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
- Siemens Industry, Inc.