Miles Braxton - Young, Gifted, & Black - Navigating a Clean Energy Career as a Young Professional of Color
New Haven, CT 06511
Join Miles Braxton, a Business Development Analyst for Sol Customer Solutions, a solar energy solutions firm based in Washington, DC., and a participant in the 2019/2020 cohort of the Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. Miles will share his professional journey to date and how he found his current area of expertise. He will offer valuable advice to students on gaining relevant experience through internships, volunteering, part time jobs, classes, fellowships, etc, seeking mentorship and role models, and finding inspiration through combining entrepreneurship and sustainability. He will also share current trends in the solar development field from a hiring/retention perspective and from a content perspective. Specifically, Miles hopes to offer guidance on how students, especially students of color, can stand out in the job search process.
The event is co-sponsored by Student Affairs, CDO, and the Office of Community & Inclusion.