Miriam Wittenberg

Drilling Engineer, Ross Offshore/Clausthal University of Technology

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Do what you feel is right for you.

What do you do?

My daily job is to plan, design and to some extend execute oil and gas wells that will explore additional hydrocarbon resources or produce them.

Why did you choose this field?

Back in school, science, maths and physics were always my favorites. I felt like those in combination with an energy-related topic would be the way to go. After doing a bit of research, I ended up studying both bachelor and master in petroleum engineering. I was the first in my family to attend university, that alone was quite exciting!

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

When I received my first job offer, I couldn’t believe that I was chosen among so many qualified candidates. I am still very thankful about this opportunity and today know my value, my strengths and competences. It is important to stand up for one self and to pursue opportunities.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Every day, every task, every project is different. With time I acquired a set of skills and competences that help me solve the problems but there is always so much to learn and improve.

Best advice for next generation?

Do what you feel is right for you. Don’t let anyone create doubts in your head or smaller your self esteem.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Don’t limit your challenges.
Challenge your limits.

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