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Row of tables sporting energy company logos and banners line a wall behind company representatives and students speaking to each other in one-on-one conversations at a career fair.
This petroleum engineering student chapter attracts industry interest and support with a career fair geared toward the energy sector. | Image: Courtesy of the Texas A&M University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (TAMU-SPE) hosted its spring Career Enhancement Event (CEE) on Feb. 10 at the Hildebrand Equine Complex on the Texas A&M campus in College Station.

The biannual event is a student-run opportunity for employers to advertise their open positions exclusively to future Aggie petroleum engineers and others interested in energy careers.

This semester’s CEE capped off a successful series of career development initiatives for TAMU-SPE members: a virtual mock interview program, a virtual mentorship speed pairing event and a new freshman resume workshop.

More than 55 recruiters from 19 companies attended, providing over 100 students with the chance to explore job options in the energy sector and making this the biggest spring CEE for the student chapter. Last fall, TAMU-SPE also broke records, bringing in over 100 recruiters from nearly 30 companies to meet with over 300 students. Such numbers make this event one of the largest discipline-specific career fairs at Texas A&M.

The TAMU-SPE officers stress that the CEE is also an excellent opportunity to increase on-campus reach and exposure for the organization. Through its spring 2023 event, TAMU-SPE welcomed 30 students from engineering and even science departments as new members.

Several smiling college students seated and standing behind check-in tables. Text on sign behind them reads, “Spring 2023 Career Enhancement Event, Friday, February 10th, 2023, Hildebrand Equine Complex.”
TAMU-SPE officers credit volunteers with the successful event. | Image: Courtesy of TAMU-SPE

The officers credit the recent CEE success to the time and efforts of over a dozen industry sponsors, 12 student volunteers and two student event directors. 

Spring event sponsors:

  • Platinum Level: Earthstone Energy
  • Gold Level: Hess Corporation, Matador Resources Company and Oxy
  • Silver Level: Peloton and Range Resources
  • Bronze Level: Advanced Stimulation Technologies, Diversified Well Logging, Opla Energy, Precision Well Logging, Royal Oaks Energy Services, Southwestern Energy and Ulterra Drilling Technologies

Spring event volunteers:

  • Co-directors Courtney Gasser and Carson Watts
  • Aaron Trinh, Christian Contreras, Clara Whelan, Paula Gomez, Tom Schwartz, Austin Howerton, Ola Alhulaimi, Darian Arasteh, Raven Moreno, Adam Garcia, Vivek Kesireddy and Kassem Alokla

Companies interested in attending or sponsoring the fall 2023 Career Enhancement Event should email