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SPE Gulf Coast Section Presentations & Events

 

SEMINAR SERIES

The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning in between jobs during the current industry downturn or who are looking for new career opportunities.

Seminars are generally held at Houston Exponential (formerly known as Houston Technology Center) from 10AM-3PM.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Seminar #27 - April 20, 2018

  • What Type of Mentor are You?
  • Data to Make Value-Driven Decisions
  • “BetterSpeak”: 3 Steps to Improving How You Say What You Say

See SPE-GCS Events calendar for other events.

PREVIOUS SEMINARS

Seminar #26 - March 9, 2018
 
Seminar #25 - February 16, 2018
  • Innovating Solutions through Collaboration
  • Life as a Consultant
  • BOUNCING BACK: Keys to Resilience
 
Seminar #25 - January 19, 2018
  • Working with Millennials
  • Starting from Zero: Technical Idea to Sustainable Business
 
Seminar #23 - December 1, 2017
  • Ethics of Brinkmanship
  • How Do We Promote Investors in the Innovation Lifecycle?
  • Conducting an Effective Job Search
 
Seminar #22 - November 10, 2017 - Cancelled
 
Seminar #21 - October 20, 2017
  • The Emerging Energy Portfolio Transformation
  • Entreneurship and Innovation
  • SPE Professionals Exhibit Ethics and Integrity
 
Seminar #20 - September 29, 2017

 

Seminar #19 - August 25, 2017 - Cancelled

 

Seminar #18 - July 28, 2017
  • Can’t Find the Opportunity You Want? Just Create It!
  • How to Prepare for a Job Fair
  • Oil and Gas Industry Jobs for Veterans
  • Veteran Transition to Oil and Gas

 

Seminar #17 - June 9, 2017

 

Seminar #16 - May 12, 2017

 

Seminar #15 - April 28, 2017
  • Funding Startups in Oil Industry
  • Day in the Life of a Digital Engineer
  • Investment Banking vs. Consulting vs. Working in Industry vs. Starting a Company: Perspectives from Someone Who's Done it All

 

Seminar #14 - March 3, 2017

PRESENTATION

 

Seminar #13 - February 3, 2017

PRESENTATION

 

Seminar #12 - January 27, 2017

PRESENTATION

 

Seminar #11 - December 2, 2016


Seminar #10 - November 4, 2016

 

Seminar #9 - October 7, 2016

 

Seminar #8 - September 9, 2016

PRESENTATION


Seminar #7 - August 5, 2016

AGENDA

PRESENTATION

 

Seminar #6 - July 8, 2016

 

Seminar #4 - May 20, 2016

 

Seminar #3 - April 1, 2016 

AGENDA

PRESENTATION

 

Seminar #2 - March 4, 2016 

AGENDA

PRESENTATION

 

Seminar #1 - February 5, 2016 

AGENDA

PRESENTATION

  

NON-SEMINAR EVENTS

  • May 17, 2016: SPE-GCS PF&C Study Group –Tracy Leroy, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP and Sarah M. Valenti, Litigation Associate, Sidley Austin LLP - “Ethical Considerations When Changing Employers” - Come learn about ethical considerations applicable to employees who are changing employers, including common employment contract terms, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality issues, and common law obligations employees owe employers under Texas law.  

 


SPE-GCS Veterans Program

SPE-GCS is proud to announce the addition of the SPE-GCS Veterans Program. The Veterans program is designed to help Veterans obtain a basic understanding of the Oil & Gas industry, provide assistance with resume building, interview preparation and creating direct connectivity to potential employers. The SPE-GCS Veterans Program is composed of military service officers and Oil & Gas professionals.

For more information, contact Philippe G. Mitterrand, Veterans Program Coordinator. He can be reached at iimm@sbcglobal.net and 832-524-6294.

 

 


Books

Running list of business-oriented books

 

 


SPE Resources

SPE Dues Waiver

SPE Insurance Program

SPE Car rental discount options

GCS Job BankSPE Job Bank

SPE Competency Management Tool

SPE Members in Transition Toolkit

SPE Ideas Launch Pad - We’re soliciting new ideas in our SPE Ideas Launch Pad (ILP) initiative in partnership with the Houston Technology Center (HTC)  

SPE-GCS Resources

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 Helpful Links

 

 


Articles

Galinsky, Adam. "When to Make the First Offer Negotiations" Harvard Business School, 2004

Harvard Law School Staff. "Making the First Move" Harvard Law School, 2009.

Kandlec, Dan. "Why Now Is the Right Time for Older Workers to Job Hunt" Time, 2 Mar. 2015.

Brandon, Emily. "Jobs That Welcome Older Workers" Yahoo!, 14 Sept. 2015.

Brandon, Emily. "The 8 Best Questions to Ask a Job Interviewer" US News and World Report, 10 Sept. 2014.

Cuddy, Amy. "Your Body Language Shapes Who You AreAmy Cuddy:. TED Talk, 1 June 2012.

Haden, Jeff. "What Interviewers Really Think During Job Interviews" Linked In, 24 Feb. 2015.

Tucker, Thom, Cheryl Desforges, Robert Pledger, Susan Nash, and Bryan Flynn. "Unemployed? Get Started as a Self- Employed Geoscientist" Houston Geological Society, 25 Jan. 2016.

Nash, Susan S., Bryan Flynn, and Thom Tucker. "Free, Low-Cost, and Open Access Data and Software for Petroleum Exploration and Production" Houston Geological Society, 27 Jan. 2016.

Hogg, John R. "The Downturn and Young Professionals" AAPG, 1 Mar. 2016.

 

 


Greater Houston Area Church Ministries and Workgroups

See handout from Between Jobs Ministry of NorthWest Bible Church

 

Officers

Position Name Phone
Chair Yetunde Okediji
Past Chair Susan Howes
Treasurer Dalian Payne None
Program Coordinator Vanessa Mills PetroTech
Program Coordinator Fitrisia Anandita None
Program Coordinator Michael Denton None
Program Chair G. Scott Myers Career Fair Co-Chair (Fall)
Program Chair Marlette Dumas Career Fair Co-Chair (Fall)

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