Young Professionals Video Library

From building your career to establishing a strong professional network, SPE's video resources for students and young professionals provide unprecedented insights, expertise, and advice.

Career Essentials

CV and Interview Skills

James Whitaker
Global Young Member Programs Manager
09 April 2019 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

Applying for jobs can be daunting and emotionally tiring in many cases, but there are simple steps you can take to improve your chances of getting an interview. This webinar explores the basic things you can do to make sure your application is showing the skills most vital for the job and how thinking about the role strategically can be useful even when you don’t get the job, as you can learn from the process.


Connecting with Industry

James Whitaker
Global Young Member Programs Manager

11 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

One of the key aspects of boosting your career is building your network and getting your name out there, but this is not a skill that is natural for many. This webinar gives a brief introduction to best practices for networking including 10 golden rules to follow. It also explores tips on presenting yourself appropriately in professional settings. 


Communication Skills

James Whitaker
Global Young Member Programs Manager

10 April 2019 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

Great communication skills are listed as one of the key requirements for almost every job role, but don’t we all communicate all the time? Why is this one attribute listed more than any other skill? This webinar will explore why communication skills are so important in a professional setting, show how so many people get this wrong, and the huge impact this can make on a company’s efficiency and success. It will also explore what simple steps you can take to improve your skills. 


The Mentoring Journey

Patricia E. Carreras
Business Management and Leadership Committee

22 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

Want to boost your soft or technical skills? Become a mentor or a mentee. Understand how to make a difference in another person’s life by sharing your knowledge. Grasp the importance of learning new skills in a supportive environment. Learn about the SPE eMentoring program. Mentoring is a journey. Enjoy the ride!


Making the Most of Academia

Ramona Graves
Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines

23 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

This webinar explores the role academia plays in a sustained and successful career in oil and gas. Presented by the SPE Director for Academia, this webinar talks about how academia is changing to adapt to the modern oil and gas environment as well as how you can make the most of your time while you are there.


A Career Journey in Oil and Gas

Fernando Benalcázar
Vice Minister of Energy and Mining, Ecuador

23 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

The Vice Minister talks through his own career challenges and how he got to his position in government following an unconventional journey in and out of the energy and mining sectors. He also explores his experiences working in Ecuador and how this compares to other regions. This webinar aims to inspire and educate others in the challenges they may face in their career.


The Road to Success -  Career Advice From a YP Panel

Omar Abdelsalam
YP Chair, SPE Egyptian Section

Helena Wu
At-Large Director, SPE

13 March 2019 | Future Leaders Workshop

How do you develop and direct your career path? This discussion brings together young professionals across the industry to give the audience insight into their career paths, offer tips for success and answer audience questions.


Emotional Intelligence:  Foundation for Your Future

Brent Darnell
Brent Darnell International

11 November 2016 | Emerging Leaders Alliance


How to Use Emotional Intelligence: Creating a Culture of Leadership and Trust - Part 1

Brent Darnell
Brent Darnell International

12 November 2016 | Emerging Leaders Alliance


How to Use Emotional Intelligence: Creating a Culture of Leadership and Trust - Part 2

Brent Darnell
Brent Darnell International

12 November 2016 | Emerging Leaders Alliance


Performance Management: Conducting the Dreaded Performance Review

Jan Ferri-Reed
KEYGroup

11 November 2016 | Emerging Leaders Alliance

 

Industry Overview

The Role of HSE in Oil and Gas

Johana Dunlop
SDTS Co-chair

21 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

This webinar explores why HSE is such a talking point within oil and gas and how it is influencing the future of the industry. Presented by the SPE Board Director for Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability it explores upcoming changes and what more can be done to improve HSSE issues for the industry.


Digital Transformation across three markets:  Upstream, Midstream and Downstream

Ahmed El-Banbi
Professor and Chair, Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering, University of Cairo
Hussam Abuseif
General Manager for Egypt and Sudan, Baker Hughes

13 March 2019 | Future Leaders Workshop

This panel session explores the impact of technological developments on young professionals in the industry. Our panel discuss how these changes are influencing all areas of petroleum production, including downstream, midstream and upstream as well as taking questions from the audience. 


How to Champion an Inclusive and Diverse Workplace

Dr Kadrya Abou-Sayed
Marwa Al-Qutt
Dr Elham Ibrahim
Helena Wu

13 March 2019 | Future Leaders Workshop, Cairo

The Diversity & Inclusion panel provides a forum for panel members to have a robust dialogue about the successes, opportunities, and challenges in the workplace. Discussions include the various dimensions of diversity, opportunities to enhance inclusion, and impact on the industry. 

 

Regional Insights

Industry Outlook - South Asia and the Pacific

Tapas Kumar Sengupta
Director (Offshore) of ONGC

21 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

This webinar explores the updates and industry trends specific to the South Asia and the Pacific Region. Presented by the 2020 SPE Regional Director for this region, it provides insight and guidance for those who want to know more about pursuing a career in this region by exploring political, technological and geographic issues.


Industry Outlook – Africa

Professor Omowumi Iledare
SPE Regional Director, Africa

22 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

This webinar explores the updates and industry trends specific to Africa Region. Presented by the 2020 SPE Regional Director for this region, it provides insight and guidance for those who want to know more about pursuing a career in this region by exploring political, technological and geographic issues.


Industry Outlook - Latin America and Caribbean

Cesar Patiño
Technology Specialist

23 April 2020 | Virtual Career Pathways Fair

This webinar explores the updates and industry trends specific to the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Presented by the SPE Regional Director for this region, it provides insight and guidance for those who want to know more about pursuing a career in this region by exploring political, technological and geographic issues.

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