Energy and Cleantech Association (ECA)


The Energy and Cleantech Association (ECA) is the gateway to the world of energy, mobility and cleantech for students at UCLA Anderson. Our mission is to make UCLA Anderson the leading institution for education, innovation and career development in the fast-growing climate tech space. The ECA fosters students’ career opportunities through company treks and information sessions, career fairs, community engagement and alumni connections. Additionally, the ECA hosts a series of guest speakers and stages the annual Energy Innovation Conference.

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Energy Innovation Conference
The annual UCLA Anderson Energy Innovation Conference brings together professionals, students and academics with a passion for energy. Past keynote speakers include Rebecca Cranna, COO of Cypress Creek Renewables, and Matt Petersen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Past panel topics include Resilience & Storage, Energy Finance and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Challenges in Energy Case Competition
Top business schools from all over the country send teams to UCLA Anderson in early February for the annual 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.

Speaker Series in Energy, Mobility and Sustainability

Days-on-the-Job (DOJs) and Company Treks
Every fall, first-year MBA students take a one-week break from classes to visit energy companies and get to know the industry. The ECA 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.

Career Night

Community Engagement

Alumni Mixers

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