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Summer Associate


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  3806

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth.  We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally. 

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award




Summer Associate - MBA Leadership Development Program (LDP) Description

Power your career. We are seeking ambitious candidates to join as Summer Associates in our Corporate Strategy and Finance Leadership Development Program (LDP). This opportunity is designed to support our three-year rotational program and to recruit and develop the next generation of DTE Energy leaders.

As a Summer Associate in the program you will:

  • Have direct access to senior leaders
  • Gain significant experience working with key corporate priorities
  • Work on challenging, high-profile projects
  • Have formal and informal training and mentorship
  • Hone your analytical, communication, and leadership skills


Lead with energy. Upon completion of the LDP, and subject to satisfactory performance, you will move into meaningful and exciting leadership roles within the company based on your interests and company needs. These may include operational business units, corporate support groups, Corporate Strategy or Corporate Finance. You will continue to receive extensive mentorship, learning development, and support as you progress through your career at the company.




Program participants will spend a portion of the summer with Corporate Strategy and a portion with Corporate Finance.

The Corporate Strategy team, based in Ann Arbor and Detroit, serves as the company’s internal management consulting organization. The group leads engagements that typically last from three to six months supporting senior management’s most strategic priorities across the utilities and corporate functions.

Recent projects include:

  • Led the development and execution of the Company's electric vehicle strategy, customer outreach, and regulatory engagement
  • Designed an analytic framework to assess the economic impact of battery storage for large customers
  • Developed a longer-term view and execution strategy for electricity pricing and rates

The Corporate Finance team, based in Detroit, has primary responsibility for corporate growth and value creation. Key tasks include the evaluation of corporate merger and acquisition opportunities, capital project reviews, dividend policy, financing strategy assessments, and valuation analyses. The group also provides financial analysis support to cross-functional projects, providing participants with exposure to nearly all DTE’s corporate organizations.


We seek first-year MBA candidates attending top-tier business schools and who have a minimum of three years of progressive work experience. A technical or quantitative undergraduate degree is a plus. Candidates should also possess the following demonstrated skills and personal characteristics:

  • Strong quantitative and modeling capability
  • An aptitude for and interest in financial analysis
  • The ability to understand and analyze complex business issues
  • The ability to clearly communicate results to senior management
  • The ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
  • A high level of maturity, integrity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and a team-oriented work ethic




DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.



Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit