Alumni Stories: Alexis Jhamb ’03, Commercial Coordinator at Chevron

Houston, TX
Energy Industry

Please provide a two sentence description of what you do.

I am a commercial project manager, responsible for alexis_jhambthe commercialization of all products (oil, gas, natural gas liquids) from new onshore developments. I also frequently work on joint ventures with partner oil producing companies.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

The ability to make a tangible impact on the domestic energy independence story for the US. The energy industry is constantly changing and the work I do is never the same from day to day– it keeps things very interesting for me!

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

Having an engineering degree is helpful (without one, I entered with an MBA). Chevron and other majors have structured recruiting programs post-college, and these allow you to get onto a quicker track than others. Reach out to alums who can guide you through the process.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Be persistent, and know that having a strong network can propel you into exciting roles. Don’t be afraid to take a job/role that you think you are overqualified for– chances are others will notice this also, but recognize your ability to step in where there is a need.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

The opportunities to study and work overseas (Beijing FSP, and then work in Taiwan during an off-term) remain those that were quite helpful to my career progression, as I later worked as a negotiator in Shanghai, using those language skills.

Clean Energy Associate (2-Year Fellowship) – Environment America

Clean Energy Associate (2-Year Fellowship) – Environment America

If you are looking for the opportunity, training and experience to make a powerful and long-lasting impact on the policies that will shape New Mexico’s environment, apply to be the Clean Energy Associate with Environment New Hampshire.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: jobs@environmentamerica.org.  

You’ll work to end New Hampshire’s fossil fuel dependence.

As powerful utilities consider building a massive pipeline, called the Keystone XL across the drinking supply for thousands of Americans, and as our lawmakers remove bans on more offshore drilling, putting our coasts at risk, New Hampshire’s oil use continues to rise.

New Hampshire is one of the most oil dependent states in the country. We heat our old, leaky buildings with heating oil, and use very little public transportation. We could be heating our homes with cleaner fuels and investing in energy efficiency to cut the energy we use all together.

Luckily, Environment New Hampshire helped convince the Obama Administration to announce the strongest clean cars standards in the last 40 years. These standards will save XX gallons of oil over the next Y years. To build on that progress we are working to convince our lawmakers in Concord to pass a comprehensive plan to move New Hampshire beyond oil.

Learn more about our work to get off oil at http://www.environmentnewhampshire.org/programs/nhe/get-oil

Environment New Hampshire’s Clean Energy Associate will lead our efforts to demonstrate widespread support for shifting from dirty sources of energy to clean ones, including working with clean energy professionals, public health groups, and small business owners, generating media attention, educating and mobilizing average Granite Staters through face-to-face conversations, and weighing in with the our state legislators.  Environment New Hampshire’s Clean Energy Associate will also develop and run campaigns to protect New Hampshire’s air and shift to clean energy.

You’ll work with one of the leading environmental groups in New Hampshire

Environment New Hampshire is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group.  Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for New Hampshire’s environment. Environment New Hampshire draws on 30 years of success in tackling top environmental problems.  We have led efforts to cut New Hampshire’s global warming pollution, minimize polluted runoff from developers, improve the mileage of new cars and trucks, and much more.  Learn more about the changes we’ve made at www.environmentnewhampshire.org/results.

You’ll learn how to run winning campaigns for the environment

Environment New Hampshire is a part of the Environment America federation, a federation of 29 state-based environmental advocacy groups.  Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed recent college graduates to join a two-year Fellowship Program, a program designed to give recent college graduates like you the training you need, and put you in the right place at the right time, so you can roll up your  sleeves and make a difference right away.

You’ll work with experienced advocates and organizers to make an immediate impact

If you’re hired to be the Environment New Hampshire Clean Energy Associate, you will be a member of the 2012-2014 Fellowship Program.  As a Fellow, you’ll learn how to help plan, run and win campaigns.  You’ll learn how to research and identify effective solutions to critical problems – those facing New Hampshire’s landscape, and others – and how to build and mobilize powerful constituencies to get behind your campaign.  You’ll lobby lawmakers, publish opinion pieces in major newspapers and on key websites, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings and rallies, and run citizen outreach campaigns to educate the public, build membership and raise money for our work.  You’ll even learn how to recruit interns, activists, and future fellows to join Environment America.

In your second year, you’ll polish your skills and take on even more responsibility.  Learn more about the Fellowship Program at www.environmentamerica.org/jobs/available-positions/fellowship-program.

In addition to getting guidance and feedback from your staff director in New Hampshire, you’ll participate in classroom-style trainings throughout the year with other Environment America staff—including some of the nation’s top environmental advocates and organizers—in addition to getting guidance and feedback from your staff director.

The Fellowship is only the beginning

You will develop relationships with lawmakers and community leaders throughout New Hampshire, earn media coverage for important issues, raise funds, build membership, recruit and manage staff and volunteers, and run grassroots campaigns to promote protect New Hampshire’s landscape.  Bottom line: you’ll make a real difference.

After just two years of hard work, you’ll have the skills and experience that will set you apart from most recent college graduates and you’ll be prepared to take on even more leadership at Environment New Hampshire, elsewhere in the Environment America federation, or in the larger environmental community.

Location
Concord, New Hampshire

Qualifications
Environment New Hampshire is seeking a recent college graduate who is ready to commit his or her time, skills and passion to grassroots political action on behalf of the environment. We look for smarts, academic excellence, creativity, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience with campus and activist groups.

Salary and Benefits
As a recent graduate, you’ll earn $23,750 in your first year and $24,250 in your second year of the Fellowship. You’re eligible to opt into our group health plan. You accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and an additional three weeks in your second year. You’re eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401 (k) plan at the end of your first year.

How to learn more and apply
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: jobs@environmentamerica.org.  Contact Jessica O’Hare, Advocate with Environment New Hampshire, with any questions, at 603-229-3222.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentNewHampshire

Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/EnvAm

Clean Tech & Energy Management Information Session with EnerNOC (Boston)

Excited about the Energy Industry?  Passionate about Clean Tech?  At EnerNOC, we get a get a kick out of working to create change in the world, and have fun while doing it.  Join us on March 29th to learn how you can make a difference as part of our industry-leading Clean Tech organization.

Location: EnerNOC, Inc., 101 Federal Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02110
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Click here to register! Space is limited.

The event will include:

  •     Employee presentations
  •     A tour of the Company’s Network Operation Center
  •     Refreshments
  •     Networking

Q.) What types of opportunities are available?
A.) Summer internships and full time opportunities

Q.) Which departments are hiring?
A.) Network Operations, Field Operations, Marketing, IT, Energy Services, Software Development, Financial Operations, Utility Solutions, Energy Services, Sales, IT, and New Ventures

Q.) What backgrounds are applicable?
A.) Marketing, Economics, Information Systems, Energy Engineering, Energy Industry, Computer Science, General Business, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Economics, Six Sigma, Systems Engineering

About EnerNOC:
EnerNOC is a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions to commercial, institutional, and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. We offer technology-enabled full-service demand response services, energy efficiency, or monitoring-based commissioning, services, energy procurement services and emissions tracking and trading services.

EnerNOC employs a talented team of people that support the effective, economical, and environmentally-friendly stewardship of energy resources. We passionately pursue this goal daily by acting as market advocates, working with unparalleled integrity, driving value for our customers and our business, and remaining firmly committed to what we
do. We believe our values and enthusiasm are contagious!  Please come eat, drink, and network with professionals at EnerNOC! EnerNOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Questions? Please contact campusrecruiting@enernoc.com 

Green Careers Digest: October 13th, 2011

GREEN CAREERS DIGEST: OCTOBER 13th, 2011

1.) BROWNFIELD INDUSTRY INFORMATION (RESOURCE & JOB BOARD)
2.) TOPTENUSA – EXERCISE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
3.)
OPERATION WALLACEA PRESENTATION (CONSERVATION RESEARCH) – 10/20 at 1 PM
4.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM BULLETINS – UPCOMING EVENTS
5.) AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
6.) ALL IVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FAIR – SAVE THE DATE – 2/24/2012
7.) AS YOU SOW – NON-PROFIT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – VARIED RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
8.) FALL 2012 – E.P.A. GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FELLOWSHIP (2 – YEAR PROGRAM)
9.) START NETWORKING WITH THE DARTMOUTH GREEN ALUMNI GROUP!
10.) CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP (INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES)

1.) BROWNFIELD INDUSTRY INFORMATION (RESOURCE & JOB BOARD)
BrownfieldRenewal.com is designed to be the online guide to smart remediation, redevelopment, and reuse of brownfields. The website brings you the latest industry news, the most up-to-date information. In addition, you can see video interviews and search through jobs and internships in the brownfields industry.

2.) TOPTENUSA – EXERCISE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
TopTen USA is the leading source of independent information on the energy efficiency of common products. A nonprofit, TopTen identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on the market. Internship(s) will post in DartBoard soon. For more information, contact Jesse.Wingate@Dartmouth.edu.

3.) OPERATION WALLACEA PRESENTATION (CONSERVATION RESEARCH) – 10/20 at 1 PM
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research opportunities for students available. On-campus presentation will be held on Thursday, October 20th, at 1 PM at 105 Life Sciences Center. For more information please visit: www.opwall.com.

4.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM BULLETINS – UPCOMING EVENTS
Interested in learning more about opportunities on campus? Visit the Environmental Studies Program page for more information about upcoming events, programs, and industry-specific information at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~envs/bulletins.html

5.) AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERNSHIPS (WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER)
The ACORE internship program is designed for individuals interested in making a career in the renewable energy industry. The focus of the program is to assist young professionals along the path of professional development, gaining the knowledge, resources and experience they need to join the renewable energy industry, whether it be in industry and trade, finance or policy. For more information, visit: http://www.acore.org/acore-internship-program

6.) ALL IVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FAIR – SAVE THE DATE – 2/24/2012
The All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Fair will be hosted by Columbia University on 2/24/2012. For up-to-date information, follow the Facebook Fan Page at http://on.fb.me/q676Fy.

7.) AS YOU SOW – NON-PROFIT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – VARIED RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
Toxics Research Intern; Extended Producer Responsibility Research Intern; Solar Research Intern

As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. As You Sow is based in San Francisco, but has virtual opportunities. Toxics Research internship requires background in chemistry. Solar Research internship requires engineering coursework. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/qCUkm8

8.) E.P.A. GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FELLOWSHIP (2 – YR. PROGRAM) DEADLINE: 12/12/2011
The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining their first bachelor’s degree. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields of study. For more information, visit: http://1.usa.gov/pNB8ad

9.) START NETWORKING WITH THE DARTMOUTH GREEN ALUMNI GROUP!
The mission of Dartmouth Green Alumni (DGA) is to unite, strengthen, and provide opportunities for members of the Dartmouth community engaged in the environmental, energy, technology, and other sectors aiming to build a greener, more just and sustainable future for humanity. Visit the website at: http://www.dartmouthgreenalumni.org/

10.) CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS (INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES)
Conservation International’s science, policy and field work focuses on protecting and maintaining the health of the species, habitats and ecosystems that are the building blocks of a healthy planet. There are varying opportunities abroad; from Peru to Mexico, and Columbia to Liberia. Conservation International has internships for individuals with non-environmental study related backgrounds as well. Visit the website for more information: http://bit.ly/n8qAQ8