If you’re a recent grad looking to start your career in the utilities industry, you’ll need more than just a resume and solid GPA to land that first job. You’ll need to do what so many other college grads are doing—connect with industry leaders, reps and the movers and shakers in this ever-changing industry. And one of the best places to do that is at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).
This year’s conference will be in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center from Oct 30th to November 2nd. Since its first conference 87 years ago, ATCE has attracted more than a half million of the energy and petroleum industry’s most accomplished professionals from over 50 countries worldwide. Attending ATCE will allow you, as a job seeker, to keep up with the latest technical breakthroughs and add to your list of valuable industry contacts.
The conference will introduce over 400 peer-selected technical papers covering both current applications and future innovations. In addition, you’ll be able to connect with reps from over 300 exhibiting companies displaying the latest technologies, new products, and industry services. ATCE offers a wide range of critically important networking events, student and young professional activities, as well as pre- and post-show training courses.
ATCE attracts engineers, geoscientists, managers and executives who are actively involved in the industry. What’s more, you’ll receive continuing education credits for attending. Browse the ATCE 2011 technical program and exhibitor list for more information.
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