More than a number: Emily’s story

Emily describes herself as a person who enjoys a challenge. In BP, she found a place that pushed her to be her best and to Keep Advancing

In my opinion, I think BP does a great job of making people feel valued even though there are 75,000 employees. You don’t feel like a number.

As her first internship, Emily was initially intimidated to join the BP trade floor, but quickly felt at ease, as “the environment that the trade floor generates allows for collaboration and networking across so many different positions and commodities - it is an amazing opportunity.”

Originally from the Houston area, Emily has always been interested in being a part of the energy industry. She participated in Sophomore Experience last summer, which helped her discover BP was the only place she wanted to be.

Emily worked as an IST Marketing Intern over the summer and had the opportunity to develop various projects, which were “all involved in different aspects of improving our customer experience, so we can continue to be a leading company, offering a premier customer experience.”

She’s proud of her work creating a content proposal for a web page, which gave her the opportunity to collaborate with many different teams and understand various business processes.

Emily was determined to make her mark at BP during the tenure of her internship. “Even though I will only be here for 11 weeks, I feel like I have made an impact and been a value-add which feels very rewarding.”

Thoroughly enjoying her time here, Emily thinks the culture makes BP stand out as an employer. “In my opinion, I think BP does a great job of making people feel valued even though there are 75,000 employees. You don’t feel like a number.”

Emily saw the commitment to culture embodied by the people she worked with every day. “I feel as though everyone lives the core values and I even hear people discussing “One Team.” Everyone here is willing to help, no matter what level of seniority you carry.”

When asked what advice she would give to a student interested in applying to an internship or the Challenger program at BP, Emily did not hesitate in her response: “Do it! It will be very valuable to you and will provide you with endless opportunities.”

If you’re interested in exploring the energy industry – and what it could mean for your career – find out more about our internships and graduate roles at www.bp.com/uscampus

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