Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Sean Moore Profile

Petroleum Engineering

Sean Moore's passion for petroleum engineering stretches far beyond the classroom. In only his sophomore year, he has finished his third internship, is the publicity co-director for the Student Engineering Council (SEC) and serves as a representative for the university’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) chapter. 

“I came to UT Austin because it is the best petroleum engineering program in the country,” said Sean. “Plus it got me out of Boulder, Colo. after 18 years.”

By taking the first step last year and attending Expo, the Cockrell School of Engineering job fair, he received six interviews and three internship offers. While this isn’t typical, the department encourages freshmen to attend Expo to gain experience talking with potential employers. Sean credits UT PGE's impressive worldwide reputation.

“The best advice I can give is to take initiative,” said Sean. “Even if you don’t think you can get a job as a freshman, there’s a chance you can if you apply.”

Sean found his love for geology as a competitive rock climber and now rows for the varsity Texas Crew club team and is a member of the Tejas Club, a social organization on campus. He said he enjoys Texas’ southern hospitality and the knowledgeable staff at the university.

“I came to Texas for the great connections everyone talks about, and I have found those connections already 50 times over,” said Sean.



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