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UNC Energy Club

Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits | Major Events


The Energy Club exists to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to compete for top energy industry jobs and internships and enhance their value in the workplace.

Leadership Team

Isaac Hacerola - President

HacerolaAfter graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics and International Studies, Isaac spent three years working at the World Council of Credit Unions. In his time there, he worked in marketing and communications. Currently, Isaac is a duel degree student pursuing an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler as well as a degree in Energy and Environmental Management at Duke University. During the summer of 2014, Isaac will be working on project development for NextEra Energy Resources in Juno Beach, Florida.


Matt Nardotti - VP of Communications

NardottiMatt worked as a consultant in Navigant Consulting’s Energy Efficiency and Policy Analysis group for six years after graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Matt is concentrating in Operations with an enrichment in Sustainable Enterprise. During the summer of 2014, Matt will be working as a Product Manager intern in Cisco’s Technical Services group.


Casey Beaulieu- VP of Finance

BeaulieuCasey is a rising second year at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School who is concentrating in Marketing. Prior to coming UNC Kenan-Flagler, Casey studied Finance at North Carolina State University Finance and worked as a Principal Consultant at Apptio. During this summer, Casey will be a Global Marketing and Corporate Communications Intern at Cisco in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.


Chris Otness - VP of Corporate Sponsorship

‚ÄčOtnessChris is a rising 2nd year MBA candidate who will be interning in General Electric’s Energy Leadership Program in Schenectady, New York during the summer of 2014. Prior to coming to UNC Kenan-Flagler, Chris studied economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Chris also worked for the United States Department of Energy Loan Programs. While at UNC Kenan-Flagler, Chris is concentrating in Corporate Finance as well as pursuing an enrichment in Sustainable Enterprise.


Isaac Liberman - VP of Corporate Sponsorship

Isaac is a dual degree student pursuing a Master of Environmental Management at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in addition to an MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Prior to attending graduate school, Isaac worked as a policy analyst at M.J. Bradley & Associates for four years, consulting a wide range of organizations on energy and environmental issues. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, Isaac is concentrating in Corporate Finance. Isaac studied economics and psychology at Brandeis University. This summer, Isaac will be working in business management for NextEra Energy Resources in Juno Beach, Florida.


John McCarter - VP of Student Development

McCarterAfter earning a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, John worked as an Assistant Engineer in Olsson Associates’ Transportation group for three years. During the summer of 2014, John will be working as a Financial Analyst for ExxonMobil’s Controller’s Program in Budapest, Hungary. John is pursuing an MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School with a concentration in Corporate Finance.


Membership Benefits

The Energy Club provides many benefits to MBA students pursuing careers in this field.

- Events like the Energy 101 series and Lunch & Learn series help students gain a deeper understanding of Energy-related topics.

Careers - The Energy Club organizes career treks to help students learn about companies in the field. The club also keeps a list of energy-specific internships during the Spring for students to access.

Case Competitions - The club participates in two national case competitions: Energy Finance at the University of Texas and Renewable Energy at the University of Michigan

Major Events

Fall Semester:

  • Energy 101 Series
  • Charlotte Career Trek
  • Networking Events
  • Texas Energy Finance Case Competition
  • Renewable Energy Case Competition

Spring Semester:

  • Bay Area Career Trek
  • Lunch & Learn Series
  • Spring Speaker Series
  • Local Career Treks

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