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NRG Energy, Power Provider

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NRG Energy 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: Princeton, NJ

Employees:  5,000 – 10,000 employees (source: LinkedIn), public

Degrees sought:  Mostly business, some multiple engineering/science

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Sector:  Utility (defined below)

 Similar sector companies: Constellation, Duke Energy, Calpine, PSEG, Next Era Energy, and Reliant

Hired from: University of Houston, Texas A&M University, University of Phoenix, Rutgers-NJ, The University of Texas at Austin (defined below)

What They Do And What You Could Do For Them


Several sentences, from NRG Energy's website, describing what they do:  “NRG is a Fortune 300 and S&P 500 Company is one of the country’s largest power generation and retail electricity businesses. In addition to our generation assets, we own and operate the following subsidiary companies: NRG Energy Services, Energy Plus, NRG Solar, NRG Residential Solar Solutions, NRG Thermal, Green Mountain Energy Company, Petra Nova, and Reliant Energy.”

Examples of jobs offered by NRG Energy: (defined below)

Manager, Project Development (MBA Non-market Strategy, 2010)

Director, Asset Management (MBA Finance, 2009)

Mergers & Acquisitions (MBA Finance, 2011)

Renewable Energy Finance and Risk Professional (MBA Management, 2010)


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Student Next Steps

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Send your resume to this company (and the Similar Sector Companies listed above) so they can consider you for future opportunities.

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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.