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Inventing the Future

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Successful corporate partnerships with the College of Science and Engineering benefit the college, students, and industry.

courtesy of schlumberger

Written by Kermit Pattison

Schlumberger’s Vice President of Global Accounts, Jeff Gorski, maintains close ties with the College of Science and Engineering for recruitment of students in technical fields.

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hree decades ago, Jeff Gorski was a young geoengineering student who was introduced to an oil field services company called Schlumberger at an informational meeting at the University of Minnesota. The career pitch obviously made an impression. Now as vice president of global accounts, Gorski has spent the last 28 years with the company in a career that has taken him all over the world. Minnesota doesn’t offer much in terms of oil, but Gorski and his employer keep coming back in search of another resource—human talent. Like many alumni, Gorski maintains close ties with the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE) on behalf of his company. He assists with recruiting, speaks to students about technical fields, and serves on the CSE Dean’s Advisory Board. These pursuits keep the pipeline of talent and technology flowing. It is one example of the symbiotic ties CSE has with global corporations including General Mills,

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