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Liberal Arts Graduates

David Harmon

WHAT I DO NOW:

 Senior Land Man for Louisiana with Comstock Resources, Inc.  I am responsible for the acquisition of oil and gas leases, development of prospects, and supervision of field land men. 

  

MY WORK/JOB CONSISTS OF:

 Reviewing and preparing agreements, approving invoices, and directing the activities of land men and attorneys 

 

HOW I GOT TO LSUS (OR WHY I CHOSE LSUS): 

Due to a family situation, I had to stay home and attend a local school.  Fortunately, LSUS became a full 4-year college when I started.

 

FOND MEMORIES OF LSUS: 

School dances, movies in the Science Lecture Auditorium, and playing cards in the "Snack shack."

 

LSUS FACULTY WHO HELPED ME:

 Lee Musselman 

 

HOW LSUS HELPED ME SUCCEED:

 It taught me to appreciate careful research and analysis.  It also helped me cultivate an eye for detail. 

 

ADVICE TO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS:

 Prepare a day at a time; do not worry about next week or next month.

 

ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO ENTER MY FIELD:

 Be persistent and take a long term approach that this is a career, not just a job.

 

TIPS ON CHOOSING A MAJOR/CAREER:

 Determine what you love and pursue it with great energy and determination. 

 

MY TOUGHEST PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE:

 Fighting through unemployment in the 1980's during the oil and gas bust. 

 

MY TOUGHEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE:

 Losing my father when I was 19. 

 

SUCCESSES IN MY LIFE:

 Who's Who Among College Students, 1978 (first group at LSUS), President of Land Men's Association, President of Loyola Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus.

 

I'VE LEARNED THIS FROM LIFE:

 If you have a problem that money can solve, you do not have a problem. 

  

WHAT I'D BE DOING IF I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD:

Traveling, fishing, and playing golf when I'm not working.