Oiling the wheels
Three Quinlan students struck black gold early this summer while participating in the annual BP Sophomore Experience.
The five-day, all-expenses-paid program acquaints students with the energy industry through lectures, simulations, games, and case studies. This year’s Experience was held June 10–14 in Chicago and attracted 30 students from top national universities, including Princeton and NYU-Stern.
“The best activities were definitely the trading simulations and experimenting with commodity price differentials,” says Hvide, a finance and information systems major. “These simulations are used to train real traders, so they proved to be very realistic.”
But it wasn’t all work and no play. On the first day, students went to a Cubs game. On the final day, they met Tim Morehouse, an Olympic silver medalist in fencing. And every evening, they enjoyed a meal together.
Jaber’s advice for students next year?
“Apply. BP needs all kinds of people—not just engineers—and every dinner was a chance to make a connection.”
Interested in what these students did? This could be you! BP America is registered for Loyola's Fall 2013 Business Career Fair and will be conducting on-campus interviews on October 1. BP also will have a Q&A on August 7 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. In the meantime, you can post a question on their Facebook page.
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