{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Looking for help around an informational interview. Interview is this week with a partner in energy project finance (renewable focus). This will be a career path change for me (currently in international tax), so looking for any insights from current practitioners. Obviously doing some background research on my own, but any info on interesting aspects of the work and/or talking points that would lead to a richer discussion about the work would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!", "post_id": "61088557b9d1e7001ba766fc", "reply_count": 2, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "5df70ed2f7169f002b172d3f", "bowl_name": "Big Law" }

Looking for help around an informational interview. Interview is this week with a partner in energy project finance (renewable focus). This will be a career path change for me (currently in international tax), so looking for any insights from current practitioners. Obviously doing some background research on my own, but any info on interesting aspects of the work and/or talking points that would lead to a richer discussion about the work would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I would do some research and learn a bit about how a project finance work. I do some renewable work and this is a big aspect of my work.

like

A1 - Ya I’ve done some leg work around learning more about debt financing, use of SPVs, and tax equity structures. But is there a particular aspect that dominates the work that would also serve as a good general discussion point for the interview? Like I said, this is all new to me, but seems really interesting. So just looking for some general direction on what might be best to focus on on.

Related Posts

A male colleague of mine, who just joined the team this week, has made inappropriate advancements towards me during a team event, touching my leg while talking to me and saying how pretty I am. Worst thing is he’s joining my project too… It’s a no brainer that this is unacceptable, but it’s the first time this happened to me in a work setting and I’m unsure how to handle it. What steps should I take first? Report to HR immediately or speak to my team’s partner first? Any advice is appreciated

likesmart

In case interviews, is it normal for the interviewer to provide hints as you go?

like

I’m trying to figure out what I’m worth. I’m a director / editor who works directly in-house at an agency. I’ve directed several (roughly one a month) broadcast spots in the last year for a national fast food client and I’ve also edited those spots among editing other random national spots in-between. The production budgets range from roughly 200k-500k per shoot depending on how many days it is. I get paid 75k yearly which is feeling pretty low when I do the math. Is that fair?

like

Received an email December 20th stating that my final round interview should be scheduled by today (the 6th), haven’t heard anything yet. How long should I give it before I follow up?

Hi. I have a question. In a world where COVID is under control, how would you feel if your companies went back to being fully in the office? But maybe others were adopting a hybrid model- some days remote, some days in the office. Would it make you want to work elsewhere? How important is being able to work remote (at a location of your choice, not at client /travelling) a few days a week to your job satisfaction?

likefunny

Having trouble thinking of examples for situational interview prep. Any tips?

like

Advice needed! I was laid off in Jan and since then I’ve been building my own practice (which I started last year and was doing on the side). Since Covid happened, work has been a lot slower so I started applying for jobs. I got two job offers in these past couple weeks, but the problem is that neither is in the area I want to practice, though the experience from one of them would be probably useful in the future. Ultimately I want to have my own practice, but my dilemma is that as a 3rd (cont.)

like

Best SPG in Memphis? Going to wedding at the Peabody in the fall and looking to use points. Any ideas?

like

Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.

likefunny

I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management. Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

like

How long can you do the weekly travel before you need a break? I just hit 20 weeks including lots of Fridays at the client and weekend trips and wondering if it’s unreasonable to ask for a remote week

like

How is everyone organizing Jira? A project for each product or offering within a product or just a single backlog. The startup I work at have one backlog set up for the product but I find things get lost. The engineering team then have their own Jira projects where items from the product backlog get moved into it, refined, broken down into smaller tickets, and then scheduled into sprints. I can’t help but think this is hard to manage.

like

Did anyone get the SPG announcement email saying the accounts merge is going to be official come August? Does this mean our SPG points will start diluting??

like

Applying for a manager role in advisory at Grant Thornton in a HCOL, 10 YOE. What should total comp look like? Additionally, does Grant Thornton offer relocation bonuses? And if so, how much?

like

Best place to practice interview questions for tech? Both case and behavioral questions..

like

When you have a complaint with an airline and you want to get points, do you call or email them?

Considering applying to sleek machine. Any intel?

like

8am interview tomorrow. Wish me luck

likeuplifting
like

@Accenture sharks: I am currently in the process of interviewing for a Consultant role in Finance Transformation in NYC. What should I negotiate for in terms of salary? Any other advice on the interview process? Honestly, from how much I make right now, it feels wrong to negotiate up to an increase of more than double.

like

Additional Posts

Been in pharma for 3 years now & love(d) it. Recently switched to agency life… Started a new role as an SPM and although the check is beautiful, it is by far the most stressed I’ve ever been. There has been little to no training process, & I’m constantly left on my own. I walked into chaos and am under a microscope expected to fix things that are beyond my control w/ very little support from my Supe. This role has me rethinking my career 🙃 is it too soon to look for a new job?

like

A male colleague of mine, who just joined the team this week, has made inappropriate advancements towards me during a team event, touching my leg while talking to me and saying how pretty I am. Worst thing is he’s joining my project too… It’s a no brainer that this is unacceptable, but it’s the first time this happened to me in a work setting and I’m unsure how to handle it. What steps should I take first? Report to HR immediately or speak to my team’s partner first? Any advice is appreciated

likesmart

Been on the bench for 2 weeks. Internal strategy role for a year was offered to me. Should I take it?

like

Anyone successfully switched from L1 to H1B (and changed jobs within the US)?

like

In case interviews, is it normal for the interviewer to provide hints as you go?

like

Hey folks, Has anyone transferred their H1B to another employer? How did it go, eg did you need to stop working / leave the country/ anything else? How long does it take? Anyone with a Green card in process - has it affected you in any way? Thanks!

like

I need to learn a new way to speak about process improvement and efficiencies. I’ve learned I have a knack for this but it seems like such common sense to me that I struggle articulating this to people who just don’t get it. I have no certifications and have no interest in getting one… Also, can you actually teach process improvement to people who don’t get it or is this just a DNA thing. Help? :)

like

How significantly are exit opps impacted as a SC2 vs M1 if trying to make the move towards Corp Strategy? Debating if it makes sense to stay on and make Manager. Travel burning me out.

like

What are your thoughts on jumping soon after promotion/comp increase? Does it automatically burn a bridge?

likehelpful

Anyone at LinkedIn can provide a referral?

like

So I was given x$ for relocation and was asked to submit receipts. Can I expense my security deposit towards this?

like

Guy behind me in the group 1 line to board the plane - "are you group 1?" - no asshole, I'm just standing here to be a total inconvenience to you. STFU and go to your exit row seat.

like

At what level does your firm start to pay out equity comp as a share of incentive comp?

like

I’m trying to figure out what I’m worth. I’m a director / editor who works directly in-house at an agency. I’ve directed several (roughly one a month) broadcast spots in the last year for a national fast food client and I’ve also edited those spots among editing other random national spots in-between. The production budgets range from roughly 200k-500k per shoot depending on how many days it is. I get paid 75k yearly which is feeling pretty low when I do the math. Is that fair?

like

I'm a young software developer working with one of the FAANG but I keep hearing that fintech companies pay Software Developers more. What should I learn if a wanted to move to a Software development role in a Fintech company? In all my previous SDE roles (intern/entry level) I've always had to understand the domain of the projects so I'm thinking about upskilling as I'm not looking for entry level jobs anymore.

like

Received an email December 20th stating that my final round interview should be scheduled by today (the 6th), haven’t heard anything yet. How long should I give it before I follow up?

When you’re planning for PTO, do you ask your managers if it’ll be okay to take time off those dates or do you just give them kind of a heads up?

like

How did y'all pass the cpa exam? Looking for study tips ..

like

Hi. I have a question. In a world where COVID is under control, how would you feel if your companies went back to being fully in the office? But maybe others were adopting a hybrid model- some days remote, some days in the office. Would it make you want to work elsewhere? How important is being able to work remote (at a location of your choice, not at client /travelling) a few days a week to your job satisfaction?

likefunny

New ToD home screen. Where did the utilization metric go?!

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal