Our Community

Optimus has always been dedicated to helping young people develop their careers and the commodities sector prosper.

Our Associate Program was founded to identify up and coming talent for our organization and the industry at large. We have partnered with local Universities to identify college juniors and seniors with an interest in human capital or the energy industry. We offer a very competitive career path for Associates that complete two full successful internships. The incentive structure is such to provide for additional compensation in a performance based structure. Additionally, the program provides great training and exposure to those pursuing their degrees and allowing for long term career opportunities within Optimus as well as provides exposure to clients within the industry itself. Please see the examples of the Optimus Associates success stories from our program below:

  • Optimus Associate Program

    Being an associate in Optimus’ Associate Program without a doubt launched my career in the commodities trading industry. I learned about individual roles within companies as well as a general understanding of the industry. The program aided in strengthening my communication skills which is crucial when working on an open trade floor and with commercial team members.
    – Erika Olguin Confirmations Analyst – EDF

  • Optimus Associate Program

    Having come out of the Associate Program, Optimus has given me the chance to learn about an industry I never knew existed along with allowing me to accelerate my growth by taking ownership of the program. The Associate Program provided me the perfect opportunity to understand what Optimus does on a day to day basis, while also being able to gain exposure to the culture and environment. After a successful rotation, I was given the chance to take charge of the program and incorporate my ideas in. Optimus is a great place to learn about a niche industry, while also offering you the opportunity to rise to multiple challenges.
    – Vu Do, Optimus Recruiter

  • Optimus Associate Program

    I feel the experience and knowledge I gained at Optimus as an Associate truly helped me to land my following year’s internship at SunGard which ultimately got me to my current role within FIS. Optimus teaches it’s Associates about the industry, how to interview and provides strong business skills in general.
    – Gabrielle Bruce, FIS Managed Upgrades Consultant

Optimus is committed to giving back to the community every year and we encourage our team and industry to do the same. This year we are supporting the following organizations:

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November 2, 2017
ETRM Happy Hour @ Cadillac Bar
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Community

Associate Program

Optimus has always been dedicated to helping young people develop their careers and the commodities sector prosper.

Our Associate Program was founded to identify up and coming talent for our organization and the industry at large. We have partnered with local Universities to identify college juniors and seniors with an interest in human capital or the energy industry. We offer a very competitive career path for Associates that complete two full successful internships. The incentive structure is such to provide for additional compensation in a performance based structure. Additionally, the program provides great training and exposure to those pursuing their degrees and allowing for long term career opportunities within Optimus as well as provides exposure to clients within the industry itself.

 

Philanthropy

Optimus is committed to giving back to the community every year and we encourage our team and industry to do the same.

This year we are supporting the following organizations:
  • Aim at Melanoma – We participate in the Fun Run to raise research dollars. We dedicated this year’s run to a dear friend and supporter of Optimus, Yllan Perny.
  • BP MS150 – Optimus has multiple team members riding in the MS-150 and raising money for the National MS Society.
  • Dress for Success – We did an internal team round up of donated professional clothing to help low-income women enter the job market looking their best.
  • Fellowship for Christian Athletes – Optimus partnered with a client to sponsor a golf tournament to help raise funds for Texas athletes.
  • Homemade Hope – We are sponsoring our third annual back to school supplies and brunch event for the kids at Corder Place in Houston.
  • Hoof Prints & Heart Beats – This organization is dedicated to providing free equine therapy to children and families with disabilities. Optimus Partner is a Board Member.
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – We support the annual HLSR via multiple committees and events to provide scholarships for Texas high school students. An Optimus team member is a Director in HLSR.
  • Pink Door – This organization provides financial support and services to women currently going through cancer treatment. The organization is 10 years old and has helped over 150 women. Optimus Partner is a Board Member.
  • Wildlife Conservation Grevy’s Zebra – We provide financial support that goes towards saving endangered species in 37 countries around the world. The support ultimately provides improvement to the surrounding ecosystems.

 

Events

  • ETRM Happy Hour – November 2, 2017
    Location: Cadillac Bar
    Time: 5PM – 7PM
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