Last Spring 2012 I was in a drilling camp with Shell. Last summer 2012 I was Intern IV with Shell.
My GPA is high, unique at CSM. This fall 2013 during career day at Colorado School of Mines where I am PE student, I got 3 internship offers and I accepted BHP Billiton in Houston TX. Internships are very competitive at Mines where mostly students with 3.5 GPAs and up will get internships with very few exceptions with lower than 3.5 GPA.
I interviewed with 11 companies and they were interviewing about 50 students per university (they were visiting at least 10 universities) for only 4 to 6 intern positions. Times are challenging and opportunities are very limited for new PE students. In contrast for experienced PE engineers they have plenty of opportunities.