Your Questions About Top Petroleum Engineering Schools
What are my chances of getting into UT or Texas A&M?
I’m a junior at a central Texas high school, and have always taken the highest level of classes possible. (This year I’m in AP Calculus BC, AP Chem, AP English III, AP U.S. History, and Pre-AP Physics as well as German II)
I’m pretty sure that after this year, i will have dropped out of the top 10%, but I am an Eagle Scout, and have recently been awarded the BSA Heroism Award for saving a guy who had slipped off and was suspended from a cliff.
Both parents went to A&M, and I have a high IQ and preform well on standardized tests.
Also, would Petroleum Engineering be a good major?
Brad Perry answers:
I think that you still have a very good chance of getting in. You have the alumni connection as well as great extracurriculars. Also, with those rigorous classes I would say that not being in the top 10% will hurt you. Good Luck!
Advice on joining the US NAVY?
I wanted to get some realistic advice about joining the Navy. Its something I always wanted to do ever since I watched Top Gun back in the 80′s. Problem is I came to this country when I was a month. When I graduated high school I ran to a recruit to enlist but found out I did not have the right documentations to enlist since I was born in another country. When I was 24 I got married to my girlfriend of 6 years at the time..once I got all the papers needed again I went to a recruit and again was denied because I was told I needed to be a US citizen. I am now 28 years years old and will be a US citizen by the end of November early December. I have a year three year old daughter and I am in the middle of a divorce..which should be final by November. We are still in very good terms and talk normally. Anyways, I still would love to join the Navy but now the only thing that gives me doubts is the fact that I will be away from my daughter for such a long time..I read stuff on the net that I will not see my family? If I enlist at 29..Will I only see my daughter now when shes 8-9 year old?? Basically I want a realistic point of view of the navy..what is housing like? I know I would be on a ship most of the time but would my soon to be ex wife and daughter be able to visit me on base while I am not on a ship every now and then..cause I know they will not move to where I am stationed. Would my daughter be eligible for the military health insurance? I am an extremely hard worker..I’ve been working since the age of 6 strip and waxing floors, I worked as a janitor, as a cook, dishwasher, I worked at hair salons, worked in construction, worked in painting, front desk, server, bartender..I can just go on and on..but as you can see none of those jobs makes me proud of who I am and I want to be a part of something greater them myself. I have cousins who went to college..once of them is finishing up her cardiology degree, the other is finishing up his petroleum engineer degree..but they did it because there parents payed there entire college, place to live, food, everything…they are not 24-27 and never worked a day in there life….ME, ive tried going back to school I am a very smart kid but its nearly impossible to hold two full times jobs (just to get by) and go to school. My goal is go into the Navy..I want to go into nursing..I’ve done a few humanitarian work in Haiti, Africa, Brazil, and China and that is what I love to do…I love to help others, I love to travel. I do not mind waking up at 4am everyday…ive been doing it for the past 10 years and I am fine with it. So again..someone please tell me what Navy life is like..in order to go into healthcare would I need to already have a degree in it, or will the navy help me achieve that? I think I read someplace that they will pay for you’re NURSING school and then they ship you out?? My most important concern again is my daughter…I want to be a part of her life..even if I will have time to talk to her via webcam before she goes to bed and use my 4 weeks vacation to see her. As far as vacation can I take then as I please?? Example..my daughters birthday is on July 19th..will I be able to take that or does it depend on mission and if its available..and more of the military and what is available or not? If I can get advice by those in the Navy..it be awesome if you are in the health field, and by those with kids or kind of in the same situation.
Thank you very much!!
Ohh yea, being I have a daughter, I would also love to hear you’re thoughts about being in the reserves??
Brad Perry answers:
There’s no “humanitarian” work in the US Navy, you’d be a full-time soldier. If you want to help people the best bet is still charitable organisations, even the UN has job postings around these things.
You seem to be torn between three things – your daughter, higher education, and a job you’re proud of. But what you must first acknowledge is you must sacrifice some things in life for others – e.g. If you do what you want (enlist in Navy or humanitarian work) you can’t look after your daughter. But other things also depend on each other – e.g. If you want your daughter to have a good education you need money, but if you want money you need to have a better job, which would require you to get higher education.
People need to sacrifice some wishes for their own responsibilities, and your most important responsibility is your daughter, and her well being. Do you want her to have these problems in the future because her father couldn’t support her to college?
All in all you’re still not sure of what you want, so people can’t help you here. Your best bet is to ask US Navy offices – they’re there for a reason. Explore all your paths – maybe you could do part-time college courses, which qualifications would surely help you in the future.
The internet is a solution, but it isn’t a solution for everything.
Powered by Yahoo! Answers
Incoming search terms:
- top petroleum engineering schools 2012