UT PGE graduate students have a variety of career choices post-graduation. You can choose to work for national research laboratories or research and development units in industry, or teach and conduct research at top universities across the nation and abroad. Discover the resources available to you. Always remember, the best way to obtain a full-time job upon graduation is participating in summer internships during your tenure at UT PGE. 

Resources for Obtaining a Job or Internship

UT PGE students have a great resource at their fingertips to help secure an internship or job. The Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC) housed in the Cockrell School provides career expositions, mock interviews, personal career counseling, resume critique, and other services to assist current students.

Another terrific resource for obtaining a job or internship is through UT PGE’s student organizations. The department has several for graduate students, including: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Graduate Student Association (PGSA). The groups provide opportunities for students to network with company recruiters at tailgates, conferences and their general body meetings.

Students looking to promote themselves to industry can showcase their resume and LinkedIn profile on Hire a UT PE. This is a database, where alumni and recruiters go to find interns or full-time hires. Please send the required materials for posting to the dedicated Hire A UT PE email address.

A great option for graduate students to connect with industry is by presenting innovative research at energy conferences around the country and world. Talk with your graduate faculty advisor about the conferences that best fit your expertise.

Faculty Research Advice

UT PGE professor Eric van Oort discusses the impact of research, including the thrill of finding out something that no one has known before, through our PGExperts video series.