Vincent Benoit

Business Administration, 2003
MBA, 2005

If Vincent Benoit had to name only one thing he is thankful to have learned from his Nicholls State University College of Business Administration professors it would be his proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

“Don’t ever underestimate the importance of knowledge of Microsoft Office,” Benoit says. “Nicholls business professors shove it down your throat, and it’s totally worth it.”

Benoit says the business faculty’s level of expertise helped prepare him for his job as a requisitioner with Shell Exploration and Production Company. “It’s always wise to learn from those who are knowledgeable and passionate with respect to their profession,” he says.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his MBA from Nicholls, Benoit began working as a purchasing agent and dispatcher for Major Equipment and Remediation through Oilfield Equipment Rental and Personnel Contracting Company in Amelia. In March 2006, he began his job as a contract employee for Shell, employed through C& D Production Specialists in Larose.

As a requisitioner, Benoit takes orders for materials and services from workers in the field via e-mail and inputs the orders into the proper software. He communicates with middle-level Shell employees across the country to ensure that orders are entered correctly and in accordance with Shell’s financial requirements.

While a student at Nicholls, Benoit developed lifelong friends from across the world, many of whom he still keeps in touch with.

“I love the people at Nicholls,” Benoit says. “Also, the small, tight-knit community lets you interact with just about everyone in whatever program you’re in.”