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Energy Coalition


What is the Energy Coalition?

The Energy Coalition is a student organization that works towards solidifying UH's position internationally as The Energy University. The Energy Coalition was formed to bring together students from various colleges and organizations who plan to pursue careers in the energy industry. It fosters communication and collaboration among students who, though pursuing similar career paths, may otherwise never have the opportunity to work together and learn from each other. The largest student group on campus, the Energy Coalition has 34 member student organizations and over 5,000 student members, both undergraduate and graduate, from six colleges across campus. The Energy Coalition’s Executive Board also serves as Energy Ambassadors for UH Energy.

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Christian Beduya

Christian Beduya, Chair | Energy Coalition

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With the new school year comes a new board for the Energy Coalition (EC). Made up of 18 students, the board is in charge of creating and planning events as well as collaborating with industry players. Christian Beduya, a finance and economics student, is the new acting chair.

Before becoming Chair of the Energy Coalition, Christian was active within the organizations of the Bauer School of Business. He co-founded the first student-run marketing firm within the University of Houston, was active with the Investment Banking Scholars Club, Asian Business Student Association, Student Government Association and the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. His passion for the disciplines within the energy sector lead him to join the Energy Coalition as first the webmaster, then the Vice Chair of Marketing and ultimately becoming Chair. 

Through his passion for the University of Houston, its students, and its positioning in the Energy Capital of the World, Christian is dedicated to ensure that the University of Houston is coveted as one of the top universities in the world for energy related fields.  

Major Events


Searching for an internship or a full-time job? The Energy Coalition hosts the only Energy Career Fair on campus in collaboration with University Career Services. Energy companies from across the Houston area will be in attendance looking to hire. 


Students will have the opportunity to learn about the Energy Coalition, the University of Houston, the city of Houston itself, and how all three tie together to create the Energy Capital of the World. We host various speakers from different sectors of the energy industry, and give great prizes to members.


A night of great food, networking, and celebration! At the Energy Banquet, we celebrate the world of energy. Our guests include students, esteemed alumni, CEO's of energy companies around the Houston area, government officials, and many more! 

Major Achievements

  • Received Official Certificate of Congressional Recognition from The United States House of Representatives.
  • Largest energy-focused (independent of national chapter) student organization in the country.
  • First Ever Student Group to be honored with podium time at Houston Wildcatters Event.