The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section’s young professionals (YPs) have continued to contribute to the learning of their peers through a series of events that give YPs the opportunity to benefit from experts. Recently, they got together to learn more about continuing education and online education offered by top schools in the region.
The YPs held a safety and leadership event at which participants talked with Gaurdie Banister, chief executive officer of Aera Energy. Banister shared his career journey in the oil and gas industry along with his personal experiences that have influenced his career.
Representatives of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) answered questions from YPs in an information session in Bakersfield, California. USC’s Distance Education Network provided detailed information about its more than 40 graduate engineering programs available online.
The YPs recognize the importance of knowledge transfer in aiding professional development and will be holding more events in the near future.