The Conference lasted a total of 8 hours! I didn’t even get 8 hours of sleep last night, more like 4. Like I had anticipated, the CAP Conference was very informative. We (the students) were given the tools necessary for “Becoming a Professional” and “Making the Right Impression in 30 Seconds”. I noticed that the exercises and lectures were primarily geared toward networking. I’ve come to understand how important networking is and I think the Conference did a good job at emphasizing that.
There were volunteers from companies such as Tesoro Corporation, USAA, Aerotek and Medtronic in attendance at the conference. I am glad to say that I saw many potential internship and job opportunities. I’m seriously considering applying for an internship with Tesoro Corporation. I think it’s the recruiter that sold it for me. She seemed genuinely happy with the company and talked about it with such grace that I had to take a second look.
Tesoro Corporation is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Tesoro operates a total of seven refineries in the western United States, with a combined capacity of approximately 675,000 barrels per day. Tesoro’s retail-marketing system includes over 1,375 branded retail stations, of which over 590 are company operated under the Tesoro®, Shell® and USA Gasoline™ brands. Her presentation also went over the core values of the corporation: Respect, Integrity, Safety and Environment. All of these values are important to me as well, so I believe I would be a good fit for this organization.