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


Will Jolley


Chloe Kim

Executive Vice President

Derek Lok

VP of Finance

Isha Inani

VP of Career Education

Kevin Popper

VP of Events

Sean McCann

VP of DOJ; VP of Admissions

Tarang Lal

VP of Career Night

Walid Ismail

VP of FEMBA/EMBA Relations

Geoffrey Danker

VP of Partnerships/Strategic Engagement




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. The 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 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.

Energy 101s
Energy 101s provide crash courses in topics covering all areas of the energy industry, including utilities, solar farms, renewable energy finance, energy consulting and others. They provide an opportunity for students of all levels of energy knowledge to learn from and network with professionals in the field and build their understanding of the space.


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