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First Wind, Wind

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First Wind is one of Dayaway's top 100 companies with the best track record for offering jobs to graduating/interning university students


Article written by Cathy Chukwulebe, University of Notre Dame

Location: Boston, MA

Employees:  50 - 200 employees (source: LinkedIn), private

Degrees sought:  Mostly business multiple, some engineering/science

Home page

Jobs page


Sector:  Wind (defined below)

 Similar sector companies: Wind Capital Group, Vestas, Siemens Wind Power, Next Era Energy Resources, and EDF Renewable Energy

Hired from: University of California-Berkeley, Northeastern University, University of California – Santa Barbra, Northwestern University, and University  of Massachusetts – Lowell (defined below)

What They Do And What You Could Do For Them


Several sentences, from First Wind's website, describing what they do:

“First Wind is an independent wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind energy projects in the United States.  Headquartered in Boston, MA, we focus on developing and operating wind energy projects in the Northeastern and Western regions of the U.S., and also in Hawaii.”

Examples of jobs offered by First Wind: (defined below)

Finance Associate (MBA, 2011)

Developer/Analyst (MS Computer Engineering, 2010)

Sr. Facilities Supervisor and Marketing/PR Assistant (MA Communications, 2011)


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Student Next Steps

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Page Notes: 

"Sector"- Our sectors reflect both (1) the different primary sources of alternative energy (e.g., wind, solar, etc.) and (2) specific peripheral groups of companies whose growth correlates with the primary sources (e.g., smart grid, electric vehicles, etc.).  Each sector generally contains service and product companies as well as multiple functional focuses (e.g., research, manufacturing, project construction/management, sales and distribution, etc.)

"Jobs:"  The number of jobs we have founded to be listed by this company on their website or on another job board since early 2010.

"Examples of Jobs:"  University entry-level jobs that Dayaway has re-listed since 2010 or that appear on Linkedin.  While these jobs may or may not open up in the future, we feel that they are representative of future positions for young professionals.

"Hiring From:" This company has hired recent graduates (BS, BA, MS, MA, MBA and/or PhDs) from these schools.

Legal Stuff:  The company covered above does not endorse, sponsor or pay Dayaway Careers LLC in any way; odds are it doesn't even know Dayaway.  Its name and logos are registered trademarks belonging exclusively to it.  We covered the company because we feel it is growing by making a difference and hiring young professionals doing the same.  That's our independent opinion and we're sticking to it.