The Energy Initiative helps Duke students of all levels and academic fields gain the education and skills they need to become big-picture, innovative thinkers with broad and deep knowledge about energy issues, from science and technology to economics and business to policy and law. By working with them through our programs, you can enrich their experience — and connect with the next generation of energy innovators and leaders.

Share Your Expertise with Energy Students

  • Participate in a co-curricular event: The Energy Initiative sponsors a wide variety of enrichment experiences for Duke students. Industry professionals and alumni can:
    • Discuss trends and careers in the energy sector at a Power Lunch
    • Host a Power Trip at your energy business or facility
    • Speak to a student energy club
  • Network: Meet energy students at our regular Energy Mix, as well as faculty, staff, and industry professionals from the region. Sign up for our events bulletin for a weekly reminder of upcoming events.
  • Connect to a student-focused research project: Energy businesses, non-governmental organizations and agencies can collaborate with Bass Connections in Energy project teams, or other client-oriented projects that include students and faculty from across the university.

Hire a Duke Student

We’re educating tomorrow’s brightest energy professionals. See how the Energy Initiative is connecting these students with internships and job opportunities, and let us connect you with the right Duke Career Services Center to find the talent your organization needs.


Get in touch to discuss your ideas about recruiting or connecting with students:

Steve Hicks
Associate Director for Education
(919) 684-1343

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

Location: Building 09/CR 137, RTI International
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Location: Westbrook 0014
Time: 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: 100C Gross Hall
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Associate Director for Energy Education

    Steve has more than 20 years of experience in the design and administration of experiential and team-based learning, executive development, and continuing education programs.