Inspired to Pursue a Second Master’s

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Karmani Rajput, Class of 2020

I am an electrical engineer and worked as an assistant professor for six-plus years. While working as a professor, I felt that it is equally important to learn the business side of the industry. And that thought inspired me to pursue my second master’s in energy management.

Being a student in the MS in Energy Management program, I got an opportunity to participate in various industrial visits.

The Begining of my Energy Management Journey

In fall 2018, I began my journey in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. During these two years, along with coursework I got an opportunity to participate in various student organizations and events on campus, which helped in my overall growth. Being a student in the MS in Energy Management program, I got an opportunity to participate in various industrial visits. They included a visit to Total’s urban gas drilling operation in Arlington, Texas; and a trip Conserve Community Solar Farm.

I also had the opportunity to attend an international oil and gas gathering called the NAPE — North American Prospect Expo — Convention in Houston, twice. And I was fortunate to participate in the very first NAPE Energy Innovation Case Competition; this was a nice learning experience.

Constant Support of Faculty and Staff

And last but not least, this journey was always supported by Program Director Stephen Molina, Associate Professor Daniel Sibley, JSOM’s academic advisors, Career Management Center advisors and all my fellow students.

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Learning From Site Visits to Solar and Coal Plants

Learning From Site Visits to Solar and Coal Plants

We saw solar plants, coal plants, and we actually got lectures from people who are there inside. And you got a very good idea about how they run and a very practical approach, which was very important.

How a CEO Pitched to Wall Street Added Value to My Degree

How a CEO Pitched to Wall Street Added Value to My Degree

As part of my degree, one of the electives that I took was energy economics. We got to see different CEOs and CFOs Wall Street pitch. We got to see their whole process.

A Petroleum Engineer Who Found a New Path in Energy Management

A Petroleum Engineer Who Found a New Path in Energy Management

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