I often exchange details with students and maintain really good contact with many of them. Recently, I was able to reassure a student and give my views about the future of the industry through a series of one-to-one conversations. We talked about global energy demands rising, especially in the developing world, and about Shell’s strategy to help meet them.
It’s a great feeling to be able to help people make such an important decision at the start of their careers.
The right move
Being an ambassador for Shell is a varied role. Not only am I increasing my networks inside and outside the company, but I’m also developing a range of key career skills, including people and time management. It’s been a fantastic way for me to get in touch with a broad range of people at Shell. Regularly interacting with the other ambassadors on campus, not just from aerospace but all departments, makes for a really social atmosphere.
Competition for talent is tight, so what we as campus ambassadors want to do is familiarise future engineers with real-life challenges and opportunities available to Shell. It’s important to organise events that do exactly that. For example, last year we participated in an activity during one of our workshops that helped illustrate the complex challenges within the energy industry. We then shared our personal experiences of the company to help students understand what Shell is doing to address these challenges and how they could play their part.
It’s great to be back on campus offering some background to Shell’s story.