Working at Williams

A promising career was close at hand for TU grad

Susan Simpson

Claire Wood knew a lot about Williams even before she thought about working here.

A Tulsa native, Wood had friends whose parents worked for the company, and she saw growing up how Williams supports the Tulsa community.

But it was a career fair at the University of Tulsa that reeled her in.

“Williams had that name brand trust, and I admired the community stewardship,” she said. “And when I learned about the rotational program for new employees, that just sealed the deal. “

Wood was hired in 2018 with master’s and bachelor’s in business administration from TU. The new hire rotational program allowed her to immerse herself in various departments within Williams, to quickly learn the business and how she might contribute best.

“Through my finance degree and MBA, my education was well rounded and I wanted to continue that in my career,” she said. “I wanted the opportunity to grow and learn new things and understand the value chain across the company.

Wood, now a commercial analyst II for the business development team, also worked in the internal audit and project analysis groups, where she was able to directly apply the theories she learned in college.

“I was trusted to be capable and competent, but was grateful for lots of education and guidance along the way.”

As a campus ambassador for Williams, Wood said she tells other business majors to broaden their minds to opportunities both near and far. The energy industry is a great place to grow your career, and Williams has the resources to help you succeed.

We recruit from universities and technical schools for business, engineering, information technology and technician candidates who are adventurous, open-minded and have a passion for life and their career. If you’re interested in applying for a position with Williams, learn more on our website and apply here (select Job Type: Intern).