Alcorn’s Megan Sullivan interns in logistics/engineering pipelines and terminals in Texas, prepares for graduation in May 2012
“For a college student, developing an educational background is vital, but earning work experience sets you above the bar,” stated Megan Sullivan, a graduating senior majoring in applied science with a concentration in geographic information systems and Homeland Security technology. “I have earned valuable experience through my coursework and internship in logistics/engineering pipelines and terminals at Tesoro Corporation in San Antonio, Texas.”
During her internship, Megan has worked with various workgroups for the logistics engineering, transportation business development, and IT business development. Her work projects have included creating GIS mapping systems databases, such as rerouting newer pipeline systems, and creating strategic analysis using GIS software, to detect efficient transportation management of crude oil and gas traveling through dynamic, multiplexed pipeline systems. Megan’s resposibilities also included assisting the pipeline integrity engineer and project engineer in assembling of project job books, updating ILI tank inspection maps and spreadsheets.
“During my time I worked with a large volume of maps, CAD drawings, and alignment sheets that are generated by recent ILI projects, as well as various pipeline projects, and acquisitions,” shared Megan. “As a result of my internships I received training in popular new software, such as SAM Survey, LandWorks GIS, Google Earth Pro, and AutoCAD LT 2012. This internship has given me the ability to learn technical writing skills, presentation skills, and computer proficiency software skills that are valuable and important in today’s workforce.”
Last year, Megan participated in the NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Internship Program in Hampton, Virginia.
Upon graduation in May of 2012, Megan plans on continuing her education by working on her graduate certificate in geographic information systems from the University of North Dakota, and pursing her master’s degree. Her future career goals are to become a GIS analyst/technician primarily focusing in the oil and gas pipeline industry.