Halliburton celebrates National Intern Day with a look back at what our Summer 2022 interns accomplished in the field, the lab, and the office.
In celebration of National Intern Day on July 28, we caught up with a few of our Summer 2022 interns. They were eager to talk about all their real-world work experience at Halliburton, their intern projects, and how their summer internships might materialize into a full-time position with our Company.
Jourdan Cheek, a second-year engineering intern for Cementing, talked about her first helicopter ride and her 13-day stint on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. At times, she crunched numbers. Other times, she controlled a foam manifold where cement and nitrogen came together before entering the well. “I got to work two wells – one with the engineers and one controlling the manifold,” Jourdan said. “I got two completely different on-the-job experiences”
As a second-year intern, Jourdan’s job was much more involved, and her team trusted her with more responsibility. “I’ve gotten even more engineering experience this year,” she said. “They gave me more opportunities to try different things and learn from my mistakes.”
Tatum Webb, a recruiting intern with Human Resources, worked on a gender diversity project to encourage women to apply for positions in the oil and gas industry. She met with universities, recruiters, and organizations to develop ideas to recruit female applicants. She said, “Historically, oil and gas has been a male-dominated field, but Halliburton is working to change the narrative.”
She also talked about how much she enjoyed meeting different people and building a network. “It was really cool meeting my fellow interns and hearing about their summer projects,” Tatum said. “Meeting new people and working with Human Resources is very rewarding.”
“It’s one thing to learn about theories in class, but here at Halliburton, I am learning how those theories apply and what really matters when you’re trying to design a product” – Cullen Miller, Engineering Intern, Drilling Services
Cullen Miller, another second-year engineering intern with Drilling Services, talked about what it was like to work in Research and Development and what a future with Halliburton would mean to him. His current internship, a step up from last year, involved pressure testing and technology research. He worked closely with engineers and helped design components. He said, “It’s one thing to learn about theories in class, but here at Halliburton, I am learning how those theories apply and what really matters when you’re trying to design a product or figure out why something failed.”
For his internship project, Cullen validated the simulation and stress test procedures for a new component – exactly the sort of thing he would do as mechanical engineer. He said, “I would definitely work for Halliburton – the collaboration, good people, and positive culture is the kind of working environment I enjoy.”
To learn more about U.S. internships, visit our Students and Recent Graduates page.
Contributers - Savannah Smithson and Amina Rivera
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