Skipping the States

An Arizona economics grad packs his bags and explores the Mideast energy sector

After graduating from the University of Arizona with degrees in both business economics and mechanical engineering, I knew I wanted to be in the energy sector and spend time working internationally. I spent my first year working at ExxonMobil (XOM) in Houston, and after continually talking to my supervisor, was able to move overseas to my current position with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) marketing group with ExxonMobil in Doha, Qatar. I realized that sometimes taking something as an interim step can get you places you could not reach directly out of school.

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