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Katie Barker

Katie Barker, a Training Coordinator in Transocean’s Aberdeen office, was featured in Scotland’s Press and Journal newspaper on Dec. 4, 2009, as she graduated from Robert Gordon University. While graduating from university is quite an accomplishment for any student, what caught the paper’s attention was that Katie obtained her degree while juggling a full-time job – and landing a promotion to boot! Katie said that the hard work was certainly worthwhile, but not without challenges.

“I was leaving at 6:30 a.m. and not getting home until 10 at night,” Katie said in the article.

As of press time, it had been a couple of months since Katie’s graduation. We asked her the obvious question … how is she spending all of her extra time?

“I’d like to pursue a further post-graduate university degree,” Katie said. “But after three years of studying and a full time job, I am now taking time out and getting my social calendar back in order.”

Above: Katie Barker, Aberdeen Training Coordinator, on her graduation day, Dec. 4, 2009