Young Professionals (YP)
YP’s mission is to spark innovation and exchange ideas to further the company’s goals. The team is focused on cultivating new hires and professionals with 5 years or less experience. The program was created by a recent graduate who joined MRE through the internship program and had a big idea. It continues to be led by young professionals today.
YP is a smaller family within MRE, providing opportunities to learn more about consulting, our clients, their industries, and most importantly, our company. Events range from lunch and learns, networking events, and community service.
The team hosts an annual Kickball Showdown. Members of the Young Professionals (YP) and Experienced Professionals join forces to pit coworker against coworker. Winner takes bragging rights and the official Athletic Series trophy. Word of the event has spread, and spectators attend to cheer (and heckle), with a good time had by all.
YP breaks down barriers outside the office and encourages people to get to know each other through opportunities for networking, volunteering, and learning from not only peers, but also senior leadership at the company.
Training courses online ranging from project management, business analytics, and practical technology skills. Consultants can access thousands of training courses through our online portal, Udemy.
Sponsored certifications for recognized industry certifications from Microsoft, Salesforce, Project Management Institute, and others.
Discussion panels on leading technology and industry trends including robotic process automation, master data management, and field service.
Weiss Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has become a destination for MRE. The YP program hosts an annual “field trip” followed by drinks. It is an interactive, hands-on event that allows MRE’ers to learn about upstream, midstream, downstream activities as well as renewables, while supporting one of Houston’s finest public institutions.
We are invested in giving back to the communities we live and work in. In Houston, we support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Child Advocates, and other local non-profit organizations. The MRE Bike MS team has participated 18 years in a row and has raised over $1.6 million. The focus, however, is not on the company but the cause.
We had 45 riders one year, which is incredible for a company of our size. The real work that goes into this event happens well before and well after we get on those bikes – the doctors and researchers working to find a cure, as well as the dollars being raised to support these endeavors is what really counts.