Profiles and Experience
GEM students and alumni possess an impressive list of
credentials that span all energy sectors and professional levels. The diversity of GEM students and their
collective experience enrich the learning experience both inside and outside of
the classroom. Team-based assignments
are essential components of all GEM courses. During your first eight courses,
groups will be pre-assigned by the GEM administration providing you the
opportunity to work with each member of your cohort. Students will choose their own group members during
your last four courses of the program.
GEM’s student experience goes beyond the classroom. Lifelong friendships are created by the
multitude of activities students participate in while in the program. During the cohort weekends, students are
active after class with a variety of activities such as: organizing dinners
with faculty, attending local sporting events such as Denver Nuggets or
Colorado Rockies games; planning happy hours and hosting other social events
that promote bonding with the entire cohort.
In addition to the cohort weekends, GEM offers other
educational opportunities outside of the classroom. These include site tours of wind farms, oil
rigs and nuclear power plants. GEM also offers two special topics courses in
which students travel to Washington, D.C. and London, England to meet with
government officials, private sector companies and non-profit organizations
that are both domestic and international energy leaders.