Attend the virtual engineering and trades recruitment fair

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Online

Connect with employers and learn about current positions — including part-time, full-time and internship opportunities — in the engineering and trades fields on Sept. 23 from 4-7 p.m.

This event is completely virtual.

Complete the post-event survey, and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Source: UAF Cornerstone

Alaska June Economic Trends

In June Trends: This month we look at the oil industry’s history of employment swings and how this current round of losses differs. This issue includes an update on COVID-19-related job losses based on the first available detailed data, and on who received unemployment benefits in April as a result.

Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Alaska January Economic Trends

Trends begins 2019 with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development annual jobs forecast. For this year, they forecast a small amount of overall job growth. Regionally, the Fairbanks area’s employment will grow the most, largely tied to the preparations to house two F-35 squadrons at Eielson Air Force base over the next couple of years as well as the accompanying personnel and their families.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Petroleum Engineering Students Succeed at Technofest Competition

Photo courtesy of the Department of Petroleum Engineering.

For the second year in a row, UAF students from the Department of Petroleum Engineering excelled at Technofest, a competition hosted by oil and gas company BP.

Every year at BP offices around the world, challengers and interns have the opportunity to showcase their work for the wider BP community. Competitors must produce a poster to showcase a project or challenge they have been working on, and present it to a panel of judges. The competition was held in July 2018 in Anchorage.

The winners from left to right are Raymundo Lopez, Trevor Jepsen and Keith Robertson.

Source: Petroleum engineering students succeed at Technofest competition – UAF Cornerstone


UA Press Releases Book About Women in the Alaska’s Oil and Gas Industry

WildcatWomenThe University of Alaska Press has released Wildcat Women: Narrative of Women Breaking Ground in Alaska’s Oil and Gas Industry by Carla Williams.

Wildcat Women portrays the personal accounts of fourteen women working in the frigid outback of Alaska’s North Slope oil fields. Leaving friends and families across the United States, they arrived to find a challenging climate in both the barren landscape and the traditionally masculine job. Working outside in 50-below-zero winds or inside warm offices, they share their extraordinary experiences. Enduring twelve-hour days for weeks without a break strengthened their resolve and reinforced their ability to transcend workplace gender roles. Like the 1800s westward movement, these women represent today’s pioneers as equal agents of progress in a new frontier.

For more information about this title and many more please visit or call (800) 621-2736.

Source: UA Press releases book about women in the Alaska’s oil and gas industry – Green & Gold News