The time you spend at a university can be much more than expanding and perfecting your knowledge of a particular field. at The University of Tulsa, students have opportunities outside the classroom to make friends, hone their leadership abilities, and simply have fun.
Recent TU graduate Shazni adam (BS '11, Petroleum Engineering) used his time at the university to not only earn a degree, but also to become an active participant in the life of the campus.
"While i was in TU, i was involved in quite a few organizations, namely the malaysian Students association of TU (maSaTU), The association of international Students (aiS), the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Phi kappa Phi," he noted. He served as president of maSaTU and vice president of the aiS. additionally, he worked as the gym supervisor in the Collins Fitness Center for nearly four years — from mid- 2007 until the day he graduated.
The ultimate payoff? He acquired leadership skills that now serve him well in his job as a drilling engineer for Petronas, one of the major oil and gas companies in the world with operations around the globe.
"I'm proud to be working in Petronas," he said. "it is the main contributor to malaysia's economy. Currently, I'm part of a team that is developing a gas field discovery offshore Sabah (one of the states in malaysia)."
Shazni's work includes well planning and design and supervising the drilling operation when it commences.
"As a drilling engineer, i frequently travel offshore to assist, monitor and supervise drilling operations to ensure everything goes according to plan in a safe and timely manner," Shazni noted. "The drilling courses as well as other PE courses i took in TU have helped me in my current job a lot," he said. "i had a good learning experience in TU. There is good interaction between professors and students due to the small student-to-teacher ratio. i was lucky to have had great professors who always made some time to attend to my questions and needs."