Develop Your Network

Connect with members locally and around the globe to develop your network. Your network is a valuable resource for support, advice, and potential job leads. Find additional resources on SPE's Community page.

Connect with Other Members

SPE Connect is your online community to meet, collaborate, discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, or to share your experience and knowledge with other SPE members worldwide.

  • Members in Transition Support Community
  • Technical Communities are available by discipline
  • Technical Sections are groups of members focused on specific technical issues
  • Most SPE sections with Members in Transition programs welcome members from other sections to participate in their virtual programs 
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Build Your Connections on LinkedIn

People you know on LinkedIn can be a helpful source of recommendations, referrals and information. But it is important to build your network appropriately. Not only does LinkedIn have algorithms that detect numerous daily connection requests, but if the people you reach out to don't know you, you need to approach them correctly to get a connection. So plan and be strategic.  Tips from LinkedIn on how to network virtually   

Tips and Tricks to Market Yourself and Grow Your Network – SPE Podcast with Yogashri Pradhan  

Help Others/Contribute What You Know

Sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help others.

Participate in SPE's eMentoring Program

eMentoring gives SPE members a way to share industry insights and practical career advice with young professionals, or help university students with academic and career direction. Young professionals also have the unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students. It’s easy to communicate via email, video, LinkedIn or other social media. Request a mentor or become a mentor.

Volunteer with SPEI or your Section

Join our league of enthusiastic members who provide the energy that makes our society successful and get involved locally with your section to stay connected with E&P professionals while demonstrating your commitment to the industry.  Join our Volunteer Community and check with your local section about volunteer opportunities. Local not-for-profit and charitable groups can also be great ways to meet new people while giving back to your community.

Contribute to PetroWiki

PetroWiki is a great resource, but it can always be updated and expanded, which will benefit all who use it. There are a variety of ways that you can contribute and share what you know with students and others.  

How You Can Help Improve PetroWiki