“I was surprised by how much I enjoyed doing ‘communications-like’ tasks such as writing, interviewing, and promotion planning that I had found mundane before. I think I enjoyed them because I realized I had gained transferable skills from my first co-op that were seen as valuable to my new team.”Charlotte Fall, Human Services and International Affairs Major
Co-op Term: Fall 2020
Position: Community Clean Energy Fellow
Employer: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in Boston, MA
Searching for her second co-op amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Charlotte Fall had to re-evaluate her interview strategy. Shifting exclusively to phone interviews, it became harder to establish a connection with an interviewer she could not see. However, Fall was determined to gain experience at an environmental organization and adapted to the challenges, becoming a Community Clean Energy Fellow.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is an economic development agency that works to increase clean energy initiatives across the Commonwealth. During her time at MassCEC, Fall curated six interviews with previous participants in the Solarize and HeatSmart programs for the company’s Youtube Channel. The project helped display her skills in communication and video editing, while introducing her to individuals of different environmental backgrounds. She plans on pursuing environmental justice, first exploring possible positions offered at other companies. She credits MassCEC for connecting her with different types of organizations and programs to consider in the future.
Charlotte moderates an interview regarding the HeatSmart Alliance and campaign management.