Energy Club

The Rice MBA Energy Club aims to equip its members with knowledge, skills, and relationships so they may become successful professionals and leaders in the energy industry in throughout the world. 

To accomplish these objectives, the Energy Club will:

  • Educate students in all facets of the dynamic energy industry
  • Connect students with a vast network of energy professionals, resources, and Jones School alumni that is both local and global in scope
  • Promote local events that offer club members opportunities for professional development, learning, and networking
  • Facilitate civic involvement among club members and the Houston, Texas community

Officers 2014-2015



Brian Hagstrom
President
 
Karan Sihota
Vice President
of External Relations

Sam Boyar
Vice President
of Internal Relations
 
Isabel Gaeta
Vice President
of Treasury

Derek Ballek
Vice President
of Career Development
 
Chuck Okoye
Vice President
of Upstream

Charles Simmons
Vice President
of Midstream
 
Indraneel Shikhare
Vice President
of Downstream

Altamash Sharfuddin
Vice President
of Oilfield Services
 
Dean McKibben
Vice President
of Power & Utilities

Courtney Seng
Vice President
of Alternatives & Renewables
 
Nick Girardi
First-Year Officer

Prateesh Sharma
First-Year Officer

Events


Energy Education Series - We plan to have representatives from different companies in the energy industry come to give an explanation of how their business fits into the overall energy value chain and the different career paths one can pursue in that type of company. This is intended to be a rather informal way for companies and students to connect. Also, this is provides a forum for students to share their experiences with their peers. We usually provide some food and drinks at these events.

Energy Speaker Series - We plan to have senior level industry speakers give their perspective on the industry and broader economic and technological developments and trends. The format of these meetings usually consists of a speaker with prepared slides or a particular topic of interest. Afterwards, the students are encouraged to engage with the speaker through a 15-20 minute follow up question and answer session relevant to the speakers topic or expertise.

Energy Education Information – The Energy Club has access to tremendous amounts of industry reports and data that we make available on the club's website.

Networking Events – Often there are many opportunities that the Energy Club is involved in that expose students to alumni and other high level influential people in the energy industry.

Energy Treks - We take a field trip to an operating location or facility to examine company's business on a first hand basis such as an energy trading floor, a drilling rig, or a manufacturing facility.

Extra Learning Opportunities – We offer discounted courses on finance/energy related classes such as Wall Street Prep/Breaking Into Wall Street/Paradigm Energy Training, that are hosted by the Energy Club and/or the Finance Club. These courses are usually weekend courses or self paced online courses and designed to be intensive style training for financial modeling or energy trading, etc.

Interview Prep – These are designed as mock interviews to help you get a better understanding of the types of questions you will be asked in an energy industry interview.