Breaking into Oil & Gas / Energy as a UG
In the very least, I wanted to create a general forum for advice to both aspiring UG interns (like myself) and other looking to get into the complicated field of oil and gas banking. I'm not the only person interested in oil and gas and I won't be the last either, and I think a very general discussion forum around the topic would help a lot of us.
So, being from Houston, I've always been around oil and gas. My dad manufactures for downstream, and my grandfathers were both petroleum engineers and managers in their own right, so I have a bit of family history as well. I've applied to SA 2019 positions in NYC and Houston - both of which have the capacity to do work with O&G banking - so, if it isn't obvious, I have a decent amount of interest in the industry.
What kind of special things should you expect from an analyst-intern point of entry? I know knowing the differences between upstream, midstream and downstream are a must, as well as knowing the price of oil as a commodity, but what other technical things should I expect from an interview, and what resources would you suggest to help prepare for them?
As a follow-up, how much does energy (including O&G, but also including renewables) as industry coverage differ from a pure O&G coverage? How much harder or different is it to break into general energy and not just oil and gas? Any and all thoughts are much appreciated.