Katie, UT Petroleum Engineering Student Talks About Opportunity in Oil and Natural Gas Industry

University of Texas (UT) student Katie shares her story about the role oil and natural gas play in her life. Katie is a second-year petroleum engineering major, and while she has a STEM focus, the industry could not provide for all Texans without employees of other educational backgrounds, including communications, government or business.

At UT, students of any major can apply to the Energy Management Program (EMP) offered through the McCombs School of Business. Upon completion, students receive a certificate in energy management and are well-equipped to pursue a career in the oil and natural gas industry. Programs such as UT’s EMP are providing students with the education and resources to enter the workforce for the betterment of Texas.

Recent data shows that women account for 22%-34% of all energy-related workers, and students like Katie are taking full advantage today’s business environment. Watch the video below as she discusses Texas reliance on the oil and gas industry and the opportunity it brings to all Texans!