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Energy Management Student Trek to Dallas

On Friday, October 3 the McCombs Energy Management students, Masters of Science and Finance and Masters of Energy and Earth Resource students loaded a bus to head to Dallas, Texas where Hunt Oil Company, Prudential Capital and Wells Fargo generously hosted them for the day. Arriving in Dallas at 11:00 a.m. the students were fed lunch and participated in two breakout sessions at Prudential Capital. Wendy Carlson, Managing Director Finance Group: Power, gave the students an introduction to the Private Market and Prudential Capital, leading into an overview of the Energy Finance Group: Power and current Energy Policy, Trends, Observations and Opportunities. She concluded her presentation with an overview of Prudential Capitals Investment Analyst Program. Brian Thomas, Managing Director Finance Group: Oil and Gas and UT Alum, spoke extensively about Prudential’s role in the Oil and Gas Industry and on the current energy revolution.

Don Robillard, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hunt Oil Company then welcomed The University of Texas students to the Hunt Oil Company offices where they heard from Hunt’s Senior Vice President, Steve Suellentrop. Mr. Suellentrop gave an in- depth overview of the company and the steps they have taken to ensure Hunt’s success in the current market. Mr. Suellentrop was followed by Juan-Felipe Cabrera Pazos, Hunt Consolidated, and UT Alum who presented them with a Hunt case study covering their Costa Rica Wind Project – Project Finance. UT Alums, Mark Cox and Matt Coleman and their colleague Zach Johnson gave an extensive overview of the Wells Fargo Energy Group and covered related energy industry topics. A four person panel discussion followed the presentations. The panelists included; Austin Bennett and Sarah Bittner, Prudential Capital and UT Alums; Jenna Haverhals, Hunt Consolidated and UT Alum; and Edward “Quinn” Markham, Wells Fargo. The day concluded with a networking reception hosted by Hunt Oil Company.

EMP student trek to Dallas

Hunt Oil Company logo     Prudential Capital Group logo     Wells Fargo logo     Hunt Consolidated, Inc. logo

Energy Management Program Industry Night

On Wednesday, September 23 the McCombs Energy Management Program welcomed 12 companies to its annual Industry Night. More than 30 company representatives and 50 Energy Management students were able to interact over light hors d’oeuvres in the McCombs School of Business’ atrium. The students had the opportunity to explore several internship and job opportunities, hand out their resumes and market themselves and the skills they have developed through participating in the Energy Management Program. Companies represented at the 2015 McCombs Energy Management Industry Night included:

Industry night logos

Industry participation is essential to the success of our program and especially our students. If you would like to participate in the 2016 McCombs Energy Management Industry Night please contact Brooks Hanna by phone 512.232.6775 or email: Hook ‘Em!

Summer NAPE 2015

As a student in the McCombs School of Business’ Energy Management Program (EMP) I have become very interested in a career within the oil and gas industry. Because of my excitement for the industry I actively pursue each opportunity provided to me to learn more. One of the most interesting and eye- opening experiences thus far was attending NAPE in August 2015 with several of my EMP peers. NAPE was launched by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) in 1993 with one purpose in mind: To create a venue that brings prospects and purchasers together. NAPE serves the upstream oil and gas industry by offering the world’s largest, most successful gatherings of decision makers, and hosting events with the primary purpose of putting decision makers and investors in touch with each other. For the upstream oil and gas industry, NAPE is where deals happen. Twice a year NAPE provides people in the oil and gas business this wonderful opportunity to network and build relationships.

This August, thanks to the McCombs Energy Management Program, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend my first ever Summer NAPE. Every expectation I had preceding NAPE was exceeded. As the only students there, my peers and I were provided an awesome opportunity to meet people and network with a multitude of companies and corporations. I personally made many great connections with many people from simple friendly conversation. I am confident that the relationships I created at NAPE will continue to grow and benefit me greatly in the future.

As a result of my experience at NAPE in August 2015, I cannot wait to attend Winter NAPE in February 2016. The learning experience it provided outside of the classroom was a great way to enhance my coursework in EMP. The interest in and kindness shown to us as well as the genuine effort made by others to meet us and teach us about their personal experiences is my favorite take away from NAPE. It was an unforgettable experience and will motivate my return in future years. I can’t thank the McCombs Energy Management Program enough for the opportunity to go.

John Paul Quinn, EMP 2015