Contributed by Emily Luomala
On Monday, July 9, 2012, Christine Chin, Jiawen Jiang, Keerthana Pakanati, and I arrived at Anadarko at 1:30pm. We followed Mr. Alan Higgins up to the 3rd floor of the building which they deemed the conference floor. He showed us to conference room #3 where we set up our presentation and prepped for the 2:00 presentation. Each of us were sitting in chairs along the wall and nervously thinking of what we were going to say. I think I can speak for the others in that we were all pretty nervous about presenting. Mr. Higgins first had the listeners share their name and position in the company before he had us introduce ourselves. After that, the presentation went smoothly. We all remembered our parts and had quite a few people nodding their heads in agreement to what we were saying. For me, at least, that was reassuring. After our presentation, we had a short Q&A session. There were a few questions about the actual presentation but most people wanted to know a bit more about our opinions on certain issues. All in all, it went very smooth and felt good to have people interested in what we had to say. Hopefully more opportunities such as this will arise for any of the 2012 YPS students.