Would it be hard to survive petroleum engineering?

Hi, my name is Aira. I would like to ask for your advice. I want to be an engineer in petroleum engineering. The problem is I am a girl and this field is dominated by men. Is it hard for me to survive in this career? Can you give me some support so that I know this is the right path for me. Is it hard for girls to be in this career and why? I also want to know what are the qualifications for me to be in this field?
posted by Aira, Malaysia on July 7, 2014

Answer by Sadaf Hameed

Aira,

Petroleum engineering is a great field. Yes, it is dominated by men but women are slowly entering the field. I have been working in this field for 7 years now and have met many great women engineers. 
My advice to you would be to look up all major oil company websites(Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil etc.) they have a section dedicated to graduate recruitment, that will give you an idea about the qualifications required. Good luck!