Student-Focused Session

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Student-Focused Session2018-09-05T03:30:53+00:00

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Pre-Symposium Student-focused session

As part of CSU’s commitment to creating a premier 2013 Natural Gas Symposium, the University was proud to host the multidisciplinary Workforce & Career Networking Session. The session was specifically designed to educate and inform students of the career paths surrounding oil and natural gas. Students learned about job and career opportunities related to oil and natural gas as well as opportunities in other supporting industries. Information was provided about natural gas-related curriculum being offered at CSU.

5:00  –  5:05
Welcome
Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy (former Colorado Governor 2006-2010)

5:00  –  6:00

Panel: Careers in a Multidisciplinary Workforce

Moderator:  Terry Comerford, Director, Engineering Success Center, College of Engineering

Panelists:

  • Environmental: Gary Graham, Director, Lands Program, Western Resource Advocates
  • Regulatory Affairs:  Chrissy  Schaffner, Associate Director  Castleton Commodities International
  • Business:  Kelly Gleason, former President, Suncor Energy USA Pipeline
  • Engineering/Technical:   Scott Neil, Sr. Engineering Director-Project Execution, DCP Midstream

6:00  –  7:30

Networking Session

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages were served. Students were encouraged to hand out their business cards.

Interested in working in the oil and gas industry? Click to download the brochure .

Letter sent to students

Dear students:This fall, in conjunction with the 2013 Natural Gas Symposium, Colorado State University will be hosting a pre-symposium Workforce and Career Networking session for our students & alumni on Oct 14.The session will concentrate on multi-disciplinary academic and career pathways students can consider in the oil and natural gas industry and is offered due to the increased interest in our students from industry.  The networking event will be preceded by a career panel (5:00-6:00pm) helping student and alumni understand the industry better.You will learn from the panelists and companies:

  • Why did you go into the O&G industry and what motivates you to stay?  Why would you recommend it to someone looking for career direction?
  • How would a student get their “foot in the door” with an oil company or related service industry?
  • Have you ever “networked” your way into a job and what tips would you provide with respect to the O&G industry?
  • What skills do I need to have?
  • What future career opportunities do you see given the project growth areas in O&G?
  • We hear a lot of negatives about the O&G culture with respect to safety, environment, and work life. What jobs are in the oil & gas industry to address those risks & uncertainties?
  • What are the benefits of working in the O&G industry?  (Stability, technically challenging, financial rewards, travel, etc.)  
  • How would a person best prepare themselves for a career in O&G? 

In addition, you are invited to join any and all portions of the 2013 Natural Gas Symposium on Oct 15-16, 2013 from 8:30am – 5:00pm at the Fort Collins Hilton (425 W. Prospect Road), directly south and adjacent to the CSU campus.  All sessions are free.  For more symposium information, please go to www.naturalgas.colostate.edu   If you have questions, call 970-491-3788.

Letter sent to Industry

Dear industry and organizations:This fall, in conjunction with the 2013 Natural Gas Symposium, Colorado State University will be hosting a Workforce and Career Networking session for our students & alumni on Oct 14.The session will concentrate on multi-disciplinary academic and career pathways students can consider in the oil and natural gas industry and is offered due to the increased interest in our students from industry.  The networking event will be preceded by a career panel (5:00-6:00pm) helping student and alumni understand the industry better.  We’d like to invite your company to participate in the networking session from 6 – 7:30 pm to share information with our students and alumni about internships and full-time career opportunities.  

Once you RSVP you can come, we will have a table and sign set up for you.This event is a great way to brand your organization and interact with our students/alumni so they can learn about the variety of opportunities in your organization, offer an insider’s advice on how to make the most of their application, and allow you to meet candidates in an informal environment conducive for networking with students.  There is no cost to participate in the Oct 14 pre-symposium student-focused event or the Oct 15-16 two-day symposium. Register at www.naturalgas.colostate.edu  For additional information, call 970-491-3788.There will be student/alumni attending from business, engineering, environmental studies, liberal arts, natural resources, and other majors.  This will provide you an opportunity to meet and source talent from multiple academic disciplines!