Virtual JA Job Shadow Overview
Below you will find the overview for the virtual JA Job Shadow at Schlumberger. During the next few hours, you should complete steps 1 and 2. You should watch at least TWO categories from step 3, but JA encourages you to watch all Deep Dive videos. Lastly, check out some of the supporting documents and links that Schlumberger has provided.
Before starting any of the videos, you should open your virtual JA Job Shadow Student Guide. This is where you can take notes throughout these videos and take the most away from this experience. For this event, please complete the full student guide document. The only section that should be skipped over is called “Scenario Challenge.” Remember – if you hear any terms or words that you are not familiar with, write those down! You can then review the additional documents the company has sent over to see if they cover those words you don’t know. If they don’t, it is your turn to do your own research!
Now let’s get started!
(Note: Many of these links below are attached to YouTube, so make sure you have access to this platform in your classroom.)
Step 1 – Company Overview: Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger set out to understand the Earth’s subsurface structure using geophysical measurements. Their pioneering spirit enabled them to grow and allowed them to have the first well logging company with a worldwide presence. Schlumberger’s common sense of purpose unites 82,000 people representing 172 nationalities with products, sales, and services in more than 120 countries. They supply the oil and gas industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance sustainably.
Below you will find a few resources to help kick off this virtual event! Check out more details about what Schlumberger is all about by clicking their website. Once you have done a bit more research, head over to the company overview! Next, check out the “tour.” Schlumberger works in many global locations and you are able to view just a few of these in a few short minutes.
- Schlumberger Website
- Company Welcome & Overview
- Site Tours
Step 2 – Employee Panel: Now that you know a bit more about the mission of Schlumberger and what they do, it is time to meet some of their employees! Check out this panel discussion to hear about some of the possible career opportunities that could be waiting for you. Take notes on some of the amazing things these panelists do at a high level. You will get a chance to learn more about their days in the next step.
- Employee Panel Discussion Video
- (Moderator) Ram Venkataraman – Human Resources Business Partner
- Tom Miller – Account Manager
- Ryan Bowditch – Operations Manager
- Sarah McCann – Procurement & Sourcing Manager
- Tina Van Dyne – HSE Manager
Step 3 – Department Deep Dives: You’ve now heard a high level overview of what possible job opportunities are available at Schlumberger, but what do some of these department’s and employee’s days look like? Several Schlumberger employees have recorded videos to walk you through their days, give a feel for what their job entails, and some even provide additional context about their overall career journey! Click on their names to watch each Deep Dive video.
- Human Resources:
- Marketing, Sales, and Software Engineering:
- Skilled Operators:
Step 4 – Additional Resources: Congratulations! You have just finished our virtual JA Job Shadow! It wouldn’t be an actual event if you didn’t get some handouts! Below are some additional resources provided by Schlumberger. They give you a bit more information on what they do at their office and also provide some more context on some of the things mentioned throughout the videos.
- Oilfield Glossary – Check out some key terms you may not know!
- Schlumberger’s mission around environmental and social sustainability – Video
- Schlumberger’s 2019 Annual Report
Questions? If you have any questions about what you saw during the videos or questions for any of the volunteers that spoke, please provide those to your teacher. Your teacher can then provide those questions to their JA representative.