In the following lines, you can read the greeting words of Chaima Khammassi – current President of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben SPE Student Chapter.
The Annual General Meeting of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben SPE Student Chapter took place at the Department of Petroleum Engineering on the 13th of December where the new board members and officers for 2019 were elected.
The SPE Student Chapter main duty is to ensure contact between the students of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben and the industry by organizing company presentations of international oil- and gas companies accompanied sometimes with recruiting opportunities. The SPE Student Chapter Leoben also tries to help its members improving their skillset with workshops and distinguished lectures.
Furthermore, the chapter self-organizes events throughout the year, like Oil BBQ, the Glühweinstand, Bodega-Party and a lot more and also collaborates with the student representatives of petroleum engineering to organize a yearly multi-day fieldtrip with Paris being the designated destination of 2019.
The new SPE Student Chapter board and officers will dedicate all their efforts to strengthen the relationship between the students and the industry and bring more recruiting and connections opportunities. Our Chapter was recognized several times for its efforts and we had the honor to be awarded for our outstanding performance and it is a challenge for all SPE officers to keep these high standards.
Last but not least, I would like to emphasize that we will all graduate as petroleum engineers but what makes you different and standout involves much more than solving technical problems or dealing with engineering itself. Communication skills, flexibility, cross-cultural curiosity, team spirit and courage to explore new territories are all important competencies for a person who wants to survive in this multi-disciplinary environment.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Chaima Khammassi, President