The TAMU SPE Mentorship Committee is now recruiting mentees for the Student Mentorship Program for the 2017-2018 school year. The program is a tool for incoming Freshman and Sophomore (Class of 2021 and 2020, respectively) SPE members looking to better prepare themselves for the Fall 2017 Career Enhancement Event. It pairs eligible applicants with qualified mentors who are prepared to provide mentees with advice that gives them a competitive edge during the recruitment process.

The program involves a one-on-one experience between an upperclassman mentor and an eligible student mentee, both of whom are selected by the SPE Mentorship Committee. The ideal mentor is an upperclassman or graduate student with leadership and internship experience, preferably acquired through HireAggies, the SPE Career Enhancement Event, or the SEC Career Fair. Mentors should have the intent of sharing their personal strategies that were effective in securing interviews and internships from a wide variety of operator and service companies. The program’s effectiveness lies within the fact that mentors underwent the recruitment process only one year prior and thus have the most current idea of what it really takes to get the job. With that, the program is looking to take on ambitious mentees who are driven to acquire a Summer 2018 internship in the oil and gas industry. The definitive goal of the Student Mentorship Program is to give SPE members undergoing the recruitment process a multitude of resources to strengthen their resumes, networking abilities, and interview skills. This is achieved through a series of one-on-one sessions with an assigned mentor, group panels with the SPE Mentorship Committee, and exclusive events made available to mentees.

The program completed its first iteration in Fall 2016 and averaged multiple interviews per mentee. Along with that, the program’s mentees received internship offers from companies ranging from Shell, Apache, and Hilcorp to ConocoPhillips, Concho Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources, and many more.

The TAMU-SPE Student Mentorship Program will be undergoing its second iteration in the Fall 2017 semester and cordially encourages you to submit your application to become a mentee! All accepted mentees will be paired with a knowledgeable upperclassman as early as March 2017. The application will be open through the summer in order to make it fair for the incoming PETE Class of 2020.

If you are interested in participating in our program as a mentor or mentee, please visit the corresponding tabs under the Mentorship section. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Dalton Prihoda at Thanks and gig’em!