Join us on Friday, April 13th for Energy Junction 2012. Energy Junction is an excellent learning and networking opportunity for students interested in the energy sector. In previous years, attendance has exceeded one hundred attendees (we are expecting even more this year), with several dozen professionals working in many aspects of the energy sector, including oil and gas, electricity generation, renewables, management consulting, investment banking, and energy trading.
The half-day event will include keynote speakers, experienced panelists, and the always important and popular two hour business and career networking session, where delicious food and beverages will be served. We are very excited to have the Energy Junction 2012 on a bigger scale this year and we hope that you will join us to increase your knowledge of the energy industry and meet some of the most experienced people in the industry!
The Chicago Booth Energy Club provides networking and professional development opportunities for Evening and Weekend MBA students interested in pursuing careers in the energy industry. The club serves as a platform for discussions on all major drivers of the energy industry such as technology, public policy and regulation, energy security, and the environment.
The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, or EPIC, is an interdisciplinary research and training institute focused on the economic and social consequences of energy policies. It is a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Booth School of Business. Their vision is to find ways to meet future energy needs for economic growth while limiting environmental and social damages through practical and efficient public policies.
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, research, conferences, and global and community outreach. The Polsky Center is the foremost resource for all Booth students and alumni as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers at Chicago Booth.
Chicago Booth began offering entrepreneurship courses in the 1970s. By 1998, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the school had established the entrepreneurship center. In 2002, Michael Polsky, '87, founder, president, and CEO of Invenergy LLC, endowed and named the center so that it could continue to grow. He credits Chicago Booth with giving him the "complete package as an entrepreneur."
The Polsky Center is run by a team of professionals committed to promoting and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as an entrepreneurial advisory board, made up of some of the country's leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and private equity investors. The Polsky Center depends on gifts and support to produce its programs and events. Through sponsorship of conferences, competitions, student internships, and other center activities, you can help advance entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth.
The Polsky Center aims to develop experiential learning programs to complement traditional classroom learning, support students, faculty, and alumni who are developing and growing new businesses, sponsor and promote cutting edge research and develop both the local and global entrepreneurial ecosystem.