Petroleum Engineering Decision

<p>I am a student in a community college & l'm planing to transfer to the University in the Fall. I am a female who want to major in Petroleum engineering. Can someone please tell me how the petroleum engineering field is for females? Would being a female make me to be at disadvantage of getting a job or internship in Petroleum Engineering?</p>

<p>You will have the same chances of getting hired as any other Petroleum Engineering student. A high GPA and/or Internship experience will increase your chances and vice versa.</p>

<p>On the other hand the social environment can be tough for women. In my petroleum engineering department there is 1.000 female to every 10.70 males.</p>

<p>Which University are you looking to transfer to?</p>

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<p>Being a female engineer is difficult in almost all engineering companies that have a skewed male:female ratio. The social environment is, simply put, slightly sexist, and you really need to prove your technical and leadership talents to be recognized. I've talked to a lot of petroleum companies including the supermajors and they, too, have some trouble with this issue. Many companies are slowly changing their social environments, particularly with the influx of the newer, free-minded generation of new hires at Petroleum companies.</p>

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<p>I actually think being a female gives you more of an advantage for a job or internship in PetE. Companies understand the importance of diversity and many actively recruit from organizations like SWE.</p>

<p>alchemist007. l'm transferring to New Mexico Institute of Mines & Technology. Thank you</p>

<p>j89 thank you for your response. l'm glad to hear that companies recruit from SWE</p>

<p>I go to NMT and I think you should be okay regarding your situation.</p>

<p>Great2 - GOOD FOR YOU!</p>

<p>You'll be fine, the oilpatch is far more inclusive than 30 years ago, and you may actually have some advantages. </p>

<p>I operate a lot of wells in New Mexico, and am a donor to the program. The former head of the department was a classmate of my brother, who is the VP of my company. It's a great school, with a lot of alumni in top positions at companies of all sizes, including Chevron's top manager in Kazahkstan, Conoco's Asia manager in Singapore, BP vice president of Engineering, and the former Conocophillpis country manager for Russia, as well of lots of successful independents. You won't have the alumni support of UT or A&M, but NMT grads tend to do very well. The school is small and remote, but if you're outdoorsy there are great opportunities for fun.</p>

<p>Congratulations.</p>