careers in renewable energy
- Dear HREG,
My name is Elisabeth Rareshide and I am interested in
a career in renewable energy, especially wind energy.
I graduated from Rice University this past May with
bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and
Spanish. For my senior design project I worked with
five other mechanical engineering students to design
and construct a radio controlled airplane for the SAE
Aero Design 2002 Competition. After graduation I had a
six-month IAESTE internship in Quito, Ecuador
performing stress analysis of pipelines in an oil
facility upgrade. Currently I am living in Houston
while looking for full time employment. Do you have
any advice regarding getting into the industry? I have
attached my resume to give more details on my
education and work experience. Thank you for your
Class of 2002
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- Hi Elisabeth,
I feel your pain! I actually graduated from college two years ago, with a strong interest in renewables as well, especially solar. My dream is to work towards the implementation of alternative energy in rural communities of Latin America. My advice to you is to get out of Houston! (just kidding) Seriously though, I too searched for a job/intern possbility within HREG and what I found was that the few companies that exist are either 1. too small to train me or 2. too big to pay any attention. Austin has GREAT possibilities, it's just a matter of forcing yourself in. Have you thought about graduate school? I will be attending Brandeis University in Boston next fall to get my Masters in Sustainable Development. You should check it out. Also, I would recommend looking at the Solar Energy Institute (www.solarenergy.org) for workshops you could attend. Oh, and you should attend the next HREG meeting. They usually send an e-mail when it's going to happen. Hope that helps!
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Hi Nubia, Elizabeth, et alia:
I've seen on Zilkha Renewable Energy's website that they offer an internship with their wind project program. According to them......
"Interns will undertake a variety of activities, such as conducting research and helping out in a general sense in our office. We also offer unique opportunities to visit our wind farms in the field on business trips."
Their website is http://www.zilkha.com/jobs.asp Hope this helps!!!
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