This summer, college students from all over Texas come to Grapevine to be part of the Oryx Summer Internship Program. Eleven men and women, with educational focuses ranging from Law to Engineering, worked in different divisions to learn, grow and understand the processes of our companies.
Texas A&M students, Shane Parish, Austin Pettyjohn and Andrew Thompson joined the Asset Management team to organize equipment, improve communication between the office and the field and record time captured for all units on each job. Team leader Cindy Alford said, “These guys did a terrific job and were instrumental during the transition into SAP.”
The Finance and Accounting division had 4 interns who brought their skills to the table as well. Bradley Blassingame and Tom Walsh, also from Texas A&M, focused on vendor management while Kaira Suarez helped the team with invoicing. Kaira is currently studying at UTA. Anna Drummond, from Texas A&M, worked with accounts receivable and spent time learning how to manage taxes and property organization. Accounting manager Peter Ure simply stated, “Anna was awesome!”
The People, Compliance and Communication team had interns in it’s People and Compliance divisions. Garrett Roberts, who is currently studying Law at SMU, assisted the Legal Compliance team with contract review, processes and policies. Brittany Olvera, who will be a Freshman at Texas Tech in the Fall, worked in the People Division learning the hiring process and helped collect benefit information during our open enrollment period. Taylor Fray (not pictured), attending Texas A&M Texarkana in the Fall, and Luis Rojo from UTA interned with the Safety Compliance Team. They analyzed feedback from the field, recorded new hire safety training and created safety training class material and curriculum.
Finally, Dustin Cozart worked for Dark Horse Land and Cattle this summer. Dustin was both at the ranch and in the corporate office setting up Cattlemax software to organize the pastures. He is currently studying Managerial Finance at Ole Miss.
On behalf of all of the employees at the corporate office and in the field, we want to thank these men and women for all of their hard work, long hours and dedication to the success of Oryx. We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing you advance in your respective fields!