Kellogg offers a variety of opportunities for students to learn more about energy and sustainability. Academics can help "career switchers" gain knowledge and experience for their transition into a new industry, as well as the more general student population who just wants to learn more about the business of sustainability. These opportunities span for-credit coursework at Kellogg and other Northwestern schools and non-credit seminars, in addition to case competitions and company visits organized by KESC.

Academic coursework

Kellogg classes: Kellogg’s Energy & Sustainability pathway prepares students for careers in the traditional and renewable energy sector, other natural-resource-based industries, corporate sustainability and consulting, and corresponding entrepreneurial and investment roles. Learn more about the pathway here

MSES/ISEN classes: Kellogg’s current collaboration with the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) allows Kellogg students to take certain classes at ISEN’s Master of Science in Energy & Sustainability (MSES) Program, many of which are also counted toward Kellogg credit. See MSES curriculum here

Opportunities outside coursework

The Energy & Sustainability Club is committed to creating other avenues for interested students to continue learning about the ever-important world of energy & sustainability

Examples of past and upcoming events that have been organized by the club for the Kellogg community with both internal and external speakers include:

  • A conversation on environmental justice with journalist and Northwestern professor Abigail Foerstner
  • A discussion on why business students should care about climate change with Professors Weber and Preston, who both have extensive experience in the industry
  • A panel on Equity in Energy with speakers from ComEd, Nexamp, VoteSolar, and Uplight
  • Energy Storage 101 led by two 2nd years with experience in energy storage
  • Impact Investing 101 led by Kellogg students with relevant experience

Initiatives in the works

  • Potential to integrate more energy & sustainability learnings in core Kellogg classes
  • Bringing external conferences to the Kellogg campus
  • Furthering collaboration between Kellogg and ISEN and the MSES program, including expanding the current course offerings available to Kellogg students