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Becoming a Petroleum Engineer as Second Degree.

Becoming a Petroleum Engineer as Second Degree.

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Hello,

I have been giving it some thought on becoming a Petroleum Engineer. I recently graduated from the University of Florida as a Sport Management major, and I have struggled to get a job that fulfills my standards. I have been around the drilling and petroleum business since I was a kid given that my dad owns a chemical engineering company that supplies products to drilling companies. I was given the option to choose the major that I wanted, and even though I thought about studying Chemical engineering, I decided to study Sports Management because it seemed appropriate at the time. I'm 23 years old and if I decide to go for the PetE degree i'll probably be 27 by then. Is that too old to start in the industry? My father's company is currently located in Bogota, Colombia, and working towards the degree won't allow me to work in the company as much as I would like to. I could easily start working at his company now, but I'm afraid that by not having the Engineering it will become difficult for me to gain credibility in the industry.
With all of this in mind, should I pursue an Engineering degree?

Thanks for the help.

Victor Zabala

RE: Becoming a Petroleum Engineer as Second Degree.

Make a list of pros and cons.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Bill Gates didn't graduate the first time.
You're probably already on your way to be president.
Degrees mean relatively little, once you get hired the first time, thereafter credibility is best measured by performance.

I can't think of any cons in your case.
Hombre, si gastarias todo su tiempo estudiando, que?
Conoces alguien en PetroDorado?

"People will work for you with blood and sweat and tears if they work for what they believe in......" - Simon Sinek

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