Fifteen Jackson State University students have been selected for the Campus Energy Network (CEN), a new career exploration program that connects high-achieving college students with mentors from the energy sector. The announcement was made by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC).
The CEN program is also managed in collaboration with the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). Through CEN, students will engage with energy professionals from the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, Entergy, and others to learn about industry career opportunities and professional development essentials. These include networking, building a personal brand, navigating office etiquette, and more.
Dr. Wilbur Walters, dean of JSU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, said, “This partnership with Entergy and CEWD is a high-level and unique opportunity to ensure that our students are aware, confident and ready for exciting careers in the Energy sector.”