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Employer and Corporate Resources

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Why should you hire EST&P students and graduates?EST&P-grads

EST&P graduates receive an MS engineering degree and are well informed on the broad issues of energy supply, demand, storage, utilization, policy, sustainability, and the environment.  Graduates also have depth engineering specialization in one of the disciplinary concentration areas identified in the sidebar.

EST&P is a professional master's program and our graduates seek full-time employment in energy industry, consulting, university, government, and non-profit sectors. Students also seek professional energy internships during the summer between their second and third semesters of study. See where our alumni work and read more about them

Companies can engage with EST&P through:

Additional and specific opportunities may be available throughout the year to connect with EST&P students. Please contact energy@andrew.cmu.edu for more information about events such as:

  • Host a recruiting event or info session at CMU / EST&P
  • Host a virtual recruiting event or info session
  • Connect with the College of Engineering Energy Club
  • Connect with the Tepper Business School Energy Club
  • Sponsor a class project (engineering design, techno-economic evaluation, analysis, optimization ...)  

EST&P graduates can be an asset to your organization because of their technical and engineering expertise.  As part of their required energy coursework, EST&P students also learn to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and communicate through written and oral presentations. These professional skills, plus the technical and engineering skills, are what's needed for graduates to excel in positions of responsibility at: utility & manufacturing companies, energy suppliers, alternative & renewable energy companies, power generation & distribution equipment companies, energy intensive industries, energy efficiency and sustainability practices, consulting companies, NGOs/ non-profits, government & academia. 

How do you go about hiring an EST&P student or graduate?

EST&P partners with the CMU Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) to facilitate on-campus recruiting opportunities for employers interested in hiring our students. Visit the CPDC Employer Website to learn more about posting jobs, on-campus recruiting timelines, career fair dates, and additional opportunities to connect with students and increase your brand on our campus. All recruiting activities are managed via CMU’s online recruiting system, Handshake. Employers are encouraged to create a free account to view student profiles and stay in the loop on upcoming events.

A resume book of EST&P job seekers is available to qualified corporate recruiters and hiring managers.  Please contact energy@andrew.cmu.edu to request a copy.  

Disciplinary Concentrations

Chemical Engineering

  • Process modeling & optimization 
  • Fuel cell and catalyst development
  • Battery characterization & modeling
  • Energy efficient chemical processes

Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Life Cycle Assessment of energy projects
  • Assessment of project material & energy flows
  • Environmental assessment of energy / infrastructure projects
  • Building energy efficiency, performance & modeling

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Designing & modeling of smart grids; microgrids
  • Grid data analytics; optimized operations and efficiency
  • Matching renewables to the grid 
  • Transmission & Distribution modeling / planning

Engineering & Public Policy

  • Techno-economic feasibility studies; e.g. renewable energy projects
  • Assessing efficacy of energy efficiency programs
  • Assessing effects of technology innovation & market measures
  • Energy policy at the local, regional, state, national, international levels

Materials Science & Engineering

  • Materials for Future Energy Systems; power magnetics, nuclear,
  • Solid State Devices for Energy Conversion (Solar cells, LEDs)
  • Materials for Energy Storage (Batteries and fuel cells)
  • Energy applications for Nanostructured Materials

Mechanical Engineering

  • Modeling & optimization of thermodynamic systems
  • Battery & Fuel cells development, packaginging & optimization
  • Energy efficient devices, machines & vehicles
  • Carbon capture & sequestration methods & technologies