The student pipeline to the oil and gas industry

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dc.contributor Back, W. Edward
dc.contributor Johnson, Philip W.
dc.contributor Leopard, Timothy A.
dc.contributor.advisor Back, W. Edward
dc.contributor.author Peck, Benjamin Allen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:25:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:25:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000251
dc.identifier.other Peck_alatus_0004M_10276
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/757
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This research investigates recruitment strategies, techniques, and trends that can benefit the oil and gas industry in hiring engineering graduates. Engineering occupations are rising in demand within the oil and gas market. This is due to a workforce nearing retirement age and the industry's ongoing efforts to establish new technologies that maximize the earth's energy resources. With the creation of new positions, employers like URS-Washington Division are competing for employees from a diminished workforce pool. This research helped to establish proactive strategies that companies use to interest students in the industry. The approach to exploring oil and gas recruiting was carried out in two phases, industry and academic. The first of these phases sought input from industry professionals, which helped in formatting a questionnaire and survey. The second phase involved development of a second questionnaire that targeted students, faculty, engineering career service directors, and URS-WD employees hired within the last two years. All the information gathered from the surveys and telephone interviews were analyzed to establish recommendations which can be made to the industry. What was found is that employers are targeting a new generation of engineers that have differing priorities and needs than the generations preceding them.
dc.format.extent 82 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Engineering, Petroleum
dc.subject.other Business Administration, Marketing
dc.subject.other Engineering, Civil
dc.title The student pipeline to the oil and gas industry
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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