SPE-GCS High School Recruiting Fairs

High school students, their parents, teachers and counselors are invited to learn more about careers in the energy industry at 5 recruiting fairs being held at schools around the Houston area the week of November 15. Each two-hour fair will have a 30-minute program of speakers that includes a variety of perspectives, including recent grads and industry leaders. Universities will have representatives present to answer questions about their petroleum engineering programs.

This year during each fair, the SPE-GCS will host a drawing to give high school seniors a chance to win a $200 scholarship*. To enter the drawing, seniors must submit a correctly completed quiz that can be found as an attachment at the end of this article.

*Limit, one entry per person. Must be present to win. Any undergraduate scholarship awarded by the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is contingent upon the recipient''s official registration at an accredited university or college.

To find a fair being held in your area, please consult the schedule listed below.

Monday 11/15/2004
Cinco Ranch HS
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd
Katy, 77494
Katy ISD 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11/16/2004
GW Carver HS
2100 S Victory St.
Houston, 77088
Aldine ISD 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11/17/2004
The Woodlands HS
6101 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, 77381
Conroe ISD 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 11/18/2004
Cypress Springs HS
7909 Fry Rd.
Cypress, 77433
Cy Fair ISD 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 11/19/2004
Washington HS
119 E 39th St.
Houston, 77018
HISD Magnet 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Universities recruiting in fairs in the past four years have included
• Colorado School of Mines
• Louisiana State University
• Marietta College
• Montana Tech of the University of Montana
• Penn State University
• Texas A&M University
• Texas Tech University
• University of Missouri-Rolla
• University of Oklahoma
• University of Texas
• University of Tulsa

In addition to the Recruiting Fairs scholarship opportunity, the Section also provides over $50,000 in scholarships annually to students from the 21-county Gulf Coast area to encourage the pursuit of Petroleum Engineering. Information and applications for these $2000/year scholarships can be found at http://www.spegcs.org/about/scholarships.asp and copies of the application will be distributed at each fair.