Speaker #1 Title: Editorial Specialist
Speaker #1 Company: Rico Editorial Services
Speaker #1 Bio: Dr. Amanda Rico is a professional resume profile builder and editorial specialist for a range of clients – from academics to business professionals. Through her business, Rico Editorial Services, Dr. Rico has generated professional materials and built resume profiles for TEDx speakers, marketing & communications executives, entrepreneurs, and oil & gas professionals. A member of Career Directors, International – a first-tier, internationally-recognized resume certification organization – Dr. Rico is currently completing her Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential. Amanda earned her Ph.D. in English at Texas A&M University, and her M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma.
Speaker #1 Abstract: Boosting Your Resume Profile During COVID-19 and Beyond
In “Boosting Your Resume Profile During COVID-19 and Beyond,” Dr. Amanda Rico provides 5 key tips for optimizing resume profiles specifically targeted for oil and gas professionals. As COVID-19 continues to impact the downturn of the oil and gas industry, job seekers will need to develop unique strategies for both gaining the attention of hiring managers and passing electronic resume scanning systems. Dr. Rico’s 5-step system provides oil and gas job seekers with the skills they need to both pass rigorous applicant selection processes and bounce back in record time
Speaker #2 Title: Director of Training and Leader Development
Speaker #2 Company: Cudd Energy Services
Speaker #2 Bio: Zach Majzun manages the functions of talent acquisition, training, and professional development. He is an active member of the Association for Talent Development and other industry and academic organizations, in addition to having earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Zach is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, with a research interest of leadership development. He has earned an MBA from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Finance from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Speaker #2 Abstract: Interviewing Essentials
Zach Majzun provides essential interview preparation, execution, and follow up skills for oil and gas professionals. Once your resume gets you the interview, this session will help close the deal. Framed around a sales mindset, we will focus on the dynamics of the interview, how to handle certain questions, how to determine if the position is right for you, and the basics of negotiation strategies. This session will be more of a facilitated discussion, rather than a lecture, and will be geared for active participation in the spirit of vicarious learning.
Speaker #3 Title: Data Scientist
Speaker #3 Company: Tessella
Speaker #3 Bio: Matt Francsis is a former petroleum geologist turned data scientist. Laid off in 2018, Matt endeavored to make a career pivot out of oil & gas and succeeded after 7 months of hard effort. He now works as a client-facing data science consultant for Tessella, an industry-agnostic data science consulting company. Since switching careers, he has been actively helping people find their way into data science. Matt holds Geology degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Virginia Tech; and a data science certificate from Thinkful.
Speaker #3 Abstract: Transition from an Oil and Gas Career to a Data Science Career
Machine learning, data science, and AI are all the rage across the business world. Across the spectrum, people are interested in gaining an awareness of these new tools, learning how to leverage them in their current roles, or, potentially, shift careers into data science. This talk will focus on the range of ways to learn data science and how to choose the best personal learning path given your personal and professional goals.