Dear Graduate – Time to Get Your First “Real” Career Job: It's graduation season, and that also means hiring season. I remember the moment when it was time to go after my first career-focused job. For me, it was right out of college. For others, that first professional job may follow an internship, graduation from technology school or a progression up the ladder from an entry-level job at a company to your target job.
Graduation is a time of both exhilaration and terror as
Kyle Nelson joined the Oklahoma workforce in 2010 as an in-state, college-educated, third-generation oil and gas professional. But even with an Oklahoma State University geology degree in hand, and the industry pedigree in his blood, Nelson soon realized no one is immune to the boom and bust nature of employment in Oklahoma. He worked for three energy companies, including Haliburton and Devon. Nelson was laid off in 2016 from Devon, and ultimately landed at a smaller firm whe
On May 1, 2018 the Oklahoma FFA Association graciously awarded Bob Funk, Sr. the VIP Award—the highest level of public recognition and appreciation bestowed by this impressive organization. At the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City and in front of 12,000 young agribusiness leaders from all 77 counties in Oklahoma, Mr. Funk presented a scholarship contribution of $50,000 and delivered these acceptance remarks (excerpts): As a “milk boy” working on my family farm i