Many of the roles in the oil and gas industry require employees to relocate to different countries. While this can be exciting, you need to be flexible, resilient to changes and open to diverse cultures. To prepare, you can travel or simply widen your social circle to include a diverse range of friends. Observe and understand how some of your fellow international students have adapted to living in Australia — one day it might be you adapting to a new culture.
Our engineers do not work in isolation when managing projects. A successful project requires close collaboration with various stakeholders such as Human Resources, External & Government Relations, Recruitment, Finance and Health and Safety. For you to succeed, it’s imperative you have an understanding of these areas. A simple way would be to build your network and relationship with students from other disciplines - in the oil and gas industry, we not only hire petroleum engineers, but a myriad of talents from various disciplines too.