The SPE Student Chapter at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana held an officers’ workshop and Ambassador Lecture last year. Both were firsts for the chapter, which was established about a year ago.
Addressing the workshop and delivering the lecture was Etta Agbor, young professionals coordinator for the Africa Region.
At the workshop, Agbor discussed the duties of the various officers and emphasized the benefits of SPE participation, including exposure to the E&P industry, networking, and developing confidence as student members embark on their careers. He noted how SPE had benefited him in similar ways.
Presenting the lecture, Agbor discussed his career, SPE volunteerism, the scope of SPE and its demographics, expectations by members from the society and vice versa, and the maintenance of balance between academics and SPE activities for student members. He stressed the leadership opportunities offered by student chapter participation, the advantages of networking with the industry while still in school, the chance to take part in the student paper contest, and the lifelong learning available through the society.