Lindsay Weddle graduated from the Rawls College with a degree in Energy Commerce in 2008. After graduation, she secured a job with ConocoPhillips as an associate landman working the Lobo asset in South Texas. Since starting at ConocoPhillips, she has worked with a diverse group of assets and held various leadership positions. She is currently the Rockies Business Unit Land Manager where she manages all land responsibilities for the company in and around the Williston, DJ and San Juan basins. Read more about her career and how the Rawls College helped her succeed in the Q&A below.
Why did you decide to pursue a degree in Energy Commerce?
Based on research and program reputation, I knew a degree in Energy Commerce from Texas Tech would make me highly competitive for a full-time position with top employers.
How did the Rawls College prepare you for a career in energy?
The Energy Commerce program did an excellent job embedding petroleum landman skills that allowed me to make an immediate impact at both my internship and my full-time job.
Do you have advice for students or recent graduates looking for jobs or internships in your field?
The energy industry always has been and always will be cyclical. Don't let that discourage you. It is a fascinating industry that provides tremendous challenges and opportunities.
What is your favorite memory of being a Rawls College student?
My favorite memories center around three people that had a profound impact on the trajectory of my career. I am forever indebted to Terry McInturff, Jerome Schuetzeberg and Kellie Estes for what they have done to shape the program and for providing tremendous opportunities to those who choose to take advantage of those opportunities.