A Petroleum Engineer Who Found a New Path in Energy Management

Chunhui Jiang, Class of 2017

Hello! My name is Chunhui Jiang, and I’m currently a graduate student in The University of Texas at Dallas. I’m majoring in energy management, and I am a fall 2016 student. I will graduate in the end of this year, December 2017.

We learned from the energy management course that a lot of economic things in finance about contracts and some technologies are related to the energy industry, including the solar, wind, oil and gas — even the nuclear energy.

Petroleum Engineering and Energy Management

And the reason I chose this major is because I was majoring in petroleum engineering, and I became a petroleum engineer, but there was a downturn for that. I came to the United States for a pretty long time, around eight – nine years for my undergraduate. So the reason I come here is because I think I can have a better future in the United States, and what we learned from the energy management course is that a lot of economic things in finance about contracts and some technologies are related to the energy industry, including the solar, wind, oil and gas — even the nuclear energy, and I think these are all of things that I’ve learned that help me with finding my job.

My internship was doing the oil and gas company, which is my previous company. So I think the knowledge I’ve learned helped me a little bit about that. That’s all I think about that — and welcome to the UT Dallas Energy Management program. (Speaking in Chinese)

Thanks!

See a version of this video in Mandarin.

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