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.