“Going into the energy industry wasn’t my initial plan. I majored in both Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and planned to work in Aerospace. So when someone asked if I was interested in working at Shell during a career fair early in my second year, I was curious to learn more.
After the fair I talked to people around campus who’d interned at Shell to get an idea of their experiences. Shortly after, some ambassadors from Shell came to speak to us. This helped me to make up my mind and so I joined Shell as an intern. I was put on a challenging project with a mentor who coached and pushed me, and afterwards I thought, I can see myself doing this long-term.
Being able to make a global impact even at the start of your career is really cool. In a short period of time I’ve had some tremendous opportunities and I can really see where I’ve added value on several big projects.
When you’re able to grasp the scale of our projects and understand that they’re executed in terms of millions or billions of dollars, it’s a really unique experience to have early on in your career.
I’ve represented Shell at Michigan for the past three years because I want to help make students aware of the different opportunities they have to expand their skillset and grow their career.