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Advanced Energy and Fuels Management - Professional Science Masters

Alumni Testimonies

Clay Matheny - If you are interested in renewable energy, the PSM program in Advanced Energy and Fuels Management at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale is the perfect way to get a start in this booming industry. This unique program combines a curriculum of science, engineering, and business to provide students with a well-rounded education that many employers now desire. Even more, the PSM degree requires students to complete a summer internship to gain real-world experience rather than completing a traditional thesis. My internship allowed me to find a job less than a month after graduation due to the contacts I made throughout the summer. I am now employed as an Environmental Project Manager for a national non-profit organization working on solar, geothermal, and biofuel projects. I am confident the education gained from this program provided the necessary head start to enter a competitive job market. As America makes the switch to clean energy, graduates of the PSM program at SIUC will be well-prepared to make a difference.  Clay Matheny