Professional> Energy Management Group (EMG)

The Energy Management Group (EMG) serves to strengthen educational pursuits, facilitate networking opportunities and enhance recruiting efforts among Anderson students, alumni and energy industry organizations. Our functional interests lie in finance, strategy, marketing and technology development. We promote career development in all parts of the industry and provide a formal channel for energy recruiting to take place at UCLA Anderson.


EMG Officers


Matt Gilliland


Jaydeep Laljani

Executive Vice President, VP of Admissions

Gareth Stamp

VP of Events

Dongjin Hahm

VP of Partnerships

Robb Wilson

VP of Case Competition

Vivian Liu

VP Finance

Katherine Engel

VP of Strategic Engagement

Traci Kuratomi

VP of Career Education

Benjamin Kolnowski

VP of Career Night

Julian Trobe


Michael Brown

VP of Energy Innovation Conference



Days on the Job

Every fall, first-year MBAs take a one-week break from classes to visit energy companies and get to know the industry. EMG takes students to San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area for a full week of corporate presentations, visits to energy facilities and networking events.

Challenges in Energy Case Competition

Top business schools from all over the country send teams to UCLA Anderson in early February for the annual UCLA Challenges in Energy Case Competition. Teams are given the case prompt several weeks before the competition and then deliver their presentations to panels of judges. Winning teams earn both money and glory, and we wrap it up with a big happy hour and send-off.

Energy Innovation Conference

The UCLA Anderson Energy Innovation Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals, students and academics with a passion for energy and showcases innovative technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry. The event takes place in early April and includes panel discussions, keynote addresses, an innovation showcase and a mixer. More details here.

Energy 101s

Industry professionals from the greater Los Angeles area come in on a regular basis to give a lecture and field questions on specific aspects of the industry. Topics include energy storage business models, electric grid basics, siting wind and solar developments, energy consulting and more.