Welcome to the Darden Energy Club!
The Darden Energy Club is a premier team of committed and experienced Darden students with interests in traditional, green and advanced technology energy sources across the entire value chain. Our members hail from a variety of leading functional roles within the sector — from power plant development to environmental policy and from project finance to large-scale mergers and acquisitions. The club hosts speakers, provides access to top recruiters and raises the knowledge base of our members. We welcome members from all backgrounds who are committed to shaping the energy markets of the future.
Recent News — Darden's Strong Presence
In the fall of 2012, representatives from Darden’s Energy Club made it to the final round of the National Energy Finance Challenge hosted by the University of Texas. In April 2013, Energy Club members toured the AREVA Technical Training Center in Lynchburg, VA. AREVA is a multinational leader in the nuclear energy industry, and the team learned a lot about the seismic, environmental, metallurgical, and thermal testing facilities.
Husk Power Systems, an energy start-up founded by Darden students, is delivering electricity from rice husks to off-grid rural villages in India. Read more about Husk Power Systems.
Darden’s renowned alumni network was rated #5 in effectiveness by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2009. It comprises more than 250 alumni currently employed in energy and utilities companies. Learn more about the Darden Energy Network.
Darden differentiates itself in and out of the classroom. Students, professors and alumni have continued to develop cases based on the energy industry related to finance, ethics, decision analysis and marketing.
Darden also has exclusive rights to Enron case information. Enron Corporation's collapse in December 2001 triggered intense debate about drivers of the failure. Prominent among these were the firm's transformation and the culture it spawned. Talk to the writer of Enron cases at Darden: Samuel E. Bodily — BodilyS@darden.virginia.edu. Preview Enron's cases and materials.
Read an article on the Enron Case featuring Dean Bruner.
We continue to have a strong and growing energy recruiting presence at Darden. Leading energy companies recruit at Darden for general management, finance, marketing and other types of MBA development programs. Learn more about energy job opportunities.