If your company has an established recruiting relationship with Chicago Booth, please contact:
Melanie Scarlata, Employer Relations, 773.834.8261
If your company is new to recruiting at Booth and would like to learn more, please contact:
Katherine Darius, Employer Relations, 773.702.7766
The energy industry continues to broaden itself from traditional oil to clean-tech, renewable energy, and sustainability driven firms. Chicago Booth makes it a priority to stay on top of energy trends and identify new driving companies in this space. Booth attracts energy companies seeking talent through its active student groups, energy-focused alumni network, and an annual Clean Energy Challenge. Energy companies seek out Chicago Booth talent at all levels and across all functions, including corporate finance, strategy, business development, consulting, investment banking, and trading. Last year, students obtained full-time roles and internships at companies such as Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil, OPower, and SoCore Energy. You can find more detailed information in our employment report. We are here to support your unique needs and to partner with you to develop an effective strategy.
Recruit at Booth
Post a Job
Career Services provides a year-round, free-of-charge job posting service through Global Talent Solutions (GTS), our online recruiting portal. Through GTS, recruiters can view and edit job postings for all Booth candidates, including current students seeking entry-level MBA opportunities, as well as alumni and students in the executive MBA programs who are seeking more senior-level opportunities.
Recruiting on campus is an efficient and effective way to source candidates for full-time and internship positions. There are many ways to recruit on campus:
- Attend a multi-firm Corporate Networking Night
- Present to and network with students at a Corporate Conversation
- Interviewing students at Harper Center
For full-time positions, most recruiting events are held in the fall, in September and October, with interviews in October and November. Internship recruiting events begin in mid-October, with interviews taking place in late-January through February. We’re also happy to facilitate just-in-time interviews and events outside our peak recruiting periods.
Our expert relationship managers are knowledgeable about your industry and the current recruiting landscape. They can help you create a recruiting strategy tailored to your specific needs, and guide you through each step of the recruiting process.
Chicago Booth has several online, easy to search resume databases. You can search the resume databases for a variety of criteria that allow you to find candidates who fit your needs, including:
- Previous work experience
- Academic concentrations
- Student group membership
- Industry and function preference
- Work authorization
- Languages spoken
- Location preference
Resume databases include talent from our Full-Time MBA Program, as well as diverse and experienced talent from our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs and alumni.
Marketing, Strategy, and Finance Lab Courses
Chicago Booth offers students and company sponsors experiential opportunities in the form of projects embedded within courses, executed by students and overseen by faculty. Past courses in which energy companies have engaged include breaking into an LED battery market, Developing New Products and Services, Strategy, and Finance. Contact your relationship manager and Katie Bell if you are interested in learning more.
Partner with Student Groups
Chicago Booth student groups host conferences, speaker series, mock interviews, lectures, panel discussions, and many other activities that focus on career interests and professional development. Working with these student groups can be a valuable resource to enhance your campus visibility and recruiting efforts.
Among the ways your company can get involved is to provide speakers or sponsorship. We encourage you to contact the relevant student group co-chairs to learn more about building relationships through involvement in student group events.
Full-Time MBA Student Groups
Food Environment Agriculture Development (FEAD) Group
Part-Time MBA Student Group
Student Group Conferences
Corporate representatives from many firms attend this event which includes, a keynote speaker and cocktail hour. The conference exposes attendees to current issues in marketing and provides an excellent forum for networking. Contact the Marketing Co-Chairs (Full-Time) for more information.
Clean Energy Challenge
The Polsky Center partners with Clean Energy Trust every year to execute on one of its most successful challenges. Students and external participants compete with other clean-tech entrepreneurs. This competition is judged by many of Booth’s corporate partners. For more information please contact Clean Energy Trust.
Booth Energy Junction
A joint effort by the part-time student group, EPIC, and the Polsky Center that attracts hundreds of students, alumni, and corporate partners. They dedicate an enlightening afternoon to challenging and visit Booth Energy Junction.
Energy Career Treks
Each year our students organize corporate visits to energy related companies for information sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with talented students and share more about your company. Recently, students have trekked to San Francisco and Houston.
Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC)
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.
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
The Polsky Center is the foremost resource for all Booth students and alumni as they pursue entrepreneurial careers at Chicago Booth. Through academic research and competitive challenges such as the Clean Energy Challenge, the Polsky Center is an integral part of launching students and alumni into successful careers in clean-tech. Get involved via experiential learning courses, alumni mentoring opportunities, or sponsoring one of the many Polsky Center programs.
Attend or Participate in an Event
Chicago Conversations - Chicago Conversations are events around the world with rich dialogue among industry leaders in a particular city. Booth corporate partners and the community are invited to hear about industry trends and network with Booth talent.
Participate in an event - Every year, Chicago Booth hosts dozens of events meant to provide educational, social and networking opportunities for Chicago Booth students and alumni. If you are interested in representing your company at one of these events as a speaker, panelist, or a host an event at your office, please email us.
Interested in sponsoring a student group event? Please reach out directly to the student group co-chairs. For additional sponsorship activities or more information on how to get your company involved at Booth, please contact Nancy Johnston, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations.