Attention, undergraduates: Join EPIC, the Program on Global Environment and UChicago Career Advancement for Energize 2.0, a unique intensive career information, networking and dinner event featuring professionals from the climate, environmental and energy fields in numerous roles—with a mix of private, non-profit and public sector professionals.

Unlike other career and networking events, you’ll actually get a chance to mingle with experienced professionals from companies such as renewable energy developer Engie and BP and non-profits such as Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Illinois Environmental Council. Students will speak to panelists in small groups about their career experiences and how to succeed. There also will be time at the end for open networking — plus free food!


5:30 pm–5:45 pm

Welcome and Introduction

5:45 pm–6:00 pm

Meet the Participating Professionals

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

"Speed Networking" sessions

Professionals will rotate to tables of students for six to seven-minute Q&A sessions.

7:00 pm–7:30 pm

Open Networking

Areas of Focus: Energy Markets
Energy Markets
Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.
Producing and using energy damages people’s health and the environment. EPIC research is quantifying the social costs of energy choices and uncovering policies that help protect health while facilitating growth.