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    5 Energy Companies with Career Development Programs

    February 23, 2016

    Have you found yourself wondering what it takes to move forward into a management role? Are you looking for a fast-track into a business leadership position? Do you want to push the boundaries of your education?

    Some companies have realized that their employees have a thirst for improvement and have created development programs that can help you progress toward your career goals. Several of these trainings or programs are rotational, which allows individuals to exchange through different departments and be exposed to different facets of the company.

    Listed below are 5 companies with programs available to train up-and-coming leaders in the energy sector.

    1. BP – Future Leaders Programme. This program lasts approximately three years; 18-24 months with a mentor and another 18-24 months in a global market position. During the program, participants receive structured training and will have opportunities to attend annual conferences and networking events.
    1. Encana – EXPLORE Program. This is a summer internship program where participants also take part in educational, social, and philanthropic activities. Top performing interns are hired on into the New Grad Program.
    1. Chevron – Graduate Development Programs. Chevron has a long list of programs available, one is the MBA Commercial Development Program, a two year rotational program. During the program, participants work with mentors as well as receive regular performance feedback during each rotation.
    1. Union PacificCareer Development Programs. Union Pacific offers several programs including Educational Assistance where employees can enroll in college courses. They also offer internal trainings and development programs, focusing on management and leadership.
    1. Schlumberger – Annual Training and Development. Within Schlumberger, employees prepare an annual training and development plans with managers. Trainings include classroom experiences, interactive on-line technology, on-the-job training, coaches, and mentors.

    While these programs vary in length and in applicant qualifications, one thing that is consistently emphasized is combination of a post-graduate education and industry experience. Our Energy Management MBA Program works to create well-rounded candidates by regularly partnering with companies in the energy industry provides our students with hands-on opportunities prior to graduation.

    Students frequently participate in various summer projects, sponsored by Encana Corporation, Global Healthcare Exchange, Sinclair Oil, and Black Hills Energy – just to name a few. Other experiences include a state wide energy tour, Jackson Leadership Conference, and National Outdoor Leadership School.

    Download the latest issue of our alumni magazine FOCUS to read more about how our students work with those in the energy sector.