YP: The Career Cruise: Navigating Your Career in Uncharted Waters

The “career cruise” – achieving your goals and maintaining your values on a journey with no certain destination, unclear schedules, and with hazards and hidden obstacles blocking your way. 

The oil and gas industry is a tremendous global career opportunity for all that embark on a career with the right plan, flexible mindset, and a little “self-made” luck. With the recent downturn, possibly the first in many young professional’s careers, are there some key insights and actions that will help them navigate the challenges successfully? The discussion will focus on: 

  • The critical first decisions and first few years of your career and the transition from university.

  • Balancing building depth vs breadth and trying to juggle dual careers and family responsibilities.

  • Engineering talent, business acumen, people skills – how important and when?

  • Career management – who owns it and what if my supervisor doesn’t care?

  • Company culture and the challenges of fitting in and keeping your individuality / values.    

Kevin will give his perspective, using his personal career experiences and observations of others, to provide some key principles and suggestions.



SPE GCS YP would like to thank PetroSkills for sponsoring this event.


All professionals are welcome to attend this event. Walk-ins are welcome.


Location: The Wedge International Tower - 39th Floor
1415 Louisiana St
Houston , TX 77002

Date: Oct. 20, 2015, 11 a.m. - Oct. 20, 2015, 1 p.m.