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Placement Data

A powerful combination of personalized career mentors and an engaged alumni and program network has supported extremely competitive placement and compensation rates for MSES graduates. 

The data below reflect graduate-reported total target compensation ("TTC" = annual base salary + target bonus) for the full-time role that they accepted following the MSES program.  They do not include signing bonuses (reported by ~50% of graduates) or other forms of compensation (e.g. options, stock grants, etc):

 annual compensation ranges for MSES graduates showing $65000, ~88500 in 2021, ~125000 in 2022 and ~$26000 going forward

Key Takeaways and Considerations:

  • 2024 data is still being compiled
  • Higher salaries for those entering with work experience
  • Consulting and renewables generation were the largest employing industries, but graduates placed across a range of sectors and functions
  • ~80% of respondents reported networking / faculty connections as important part of finding their position
  • Although the Chicago market was the top destination for our graduates, there was incredibly varied geographic placement – Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and the United States (Austin, Boston, Carson City, Charlottesville, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Juno Beach, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC)

Hear from MSES Graduates

Alka Bhide (MSES '22)
Ryan Dooley (MSES '22)
Nathalia Lohmann (MSES '22)

The Masters of Energy and Sustainability has definitely helped understanding the potential career paths that are there for their graduates, as well as for future leaders in the field of sustainability in general. This program does a fantastic job of showing you the opportunities that out there, and giving you the tools to go after [them].”

Alka Bhide (MSES '22)

Environmental & Social Risk Advisor
BMO Financial Group