Texas Tech University

Student Spotlight: Amber Weatherby

Chelsea Grunden

Amber Weatherby


Amber Weatherby will graduate in December with her B.B.A. in Energy Commerce. Her experience as executive board chair of the Energy Commerce Association and her use of available support services at the Rawls College have helped her secure a position as a landman with SM Energy in Midland. Read more about her experiences at the Rawls College in the Q&A below.

What made you choose Texas Tech and the Rawls College in particular?

I grew up in West Texas and have always cheered for the Red Raiders. From an early age I wanted to attend Texas Tech University. I chose the Rawls College of Business because I knew I wanted to be in the energy commerce program.

Why did you decide to pursue a degree in energy commerce?

I have always been fascinated with the oil and gas industry, as well as basic business concepts such as finance and economics, so a degree in energy commerce best fit my interests.

What do you love most about being a Rawls College student?

I really love the support that Rawls College students receive while in college. The Career Management Center is one of the best assets the college has and students should utilize their services no matter what area of business you plan to pursue.

Do you have any advice for someone interested in studying energy commerce at the Rawls?

If you are interested in studying energy commerce, I think it is best to have a passion for the oil and gas industry. Once you are accepted, be prepared to work harder than you probably ever have. However, this program is extremely rewarding and I am grateful for this opportunity.

How has your position as Executive Board Chair of ECA benefited you?

I have been able to build relationships with Energy Commerce students, who I may not have ordinarily been friends with, and I know these relationships will follow me throughout my career as a landman.