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Attracting a premier workforce

We attract, develop and retain a premier workforce from the broadest possible pool to meet our business needs worldwide.

Global workforce

We search the globe for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds, and we encourage them to think independently, take initiative and be innovative. With our focus on hiring local employees, we have a positive impact on the economies in the emerging and developing markets in which we operate.

  • Jennifer M. Chan 
    Europe Crude Optimization Manager 
    Refining and Supply

    Jennifer began her ExxonMobil career as a process contact engineer in Baton Rouge. Later, she was the Singapore Chemical Plant Technical Manager. After returning to Texas as the Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant Manager, Jennifer then transferred to the United Kingdom. “I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many multi-dimensional and interesting people around the world.”

ExxonMobil sponsors over 1,000 summer internships and co-op jobs throughout the world each year.

Scholarships, grants and internships

ExxonMobil’s internships and financial aid initiatives play a key role in our diversity recruiting. Through practical work experience, scholarships, and university grants, we strive to identify the best and brightest students in the technical, engineering, science and business fields.

Over the past 14 years, we have contributed USD $973 million for education programs globally.


To help unlock the full potential of young minds, we support a wide range of education programs around the world. These help our business over the long run by expanding the talent pool of scientists and engineers, some of whom will join us in the energy business.

Alliances and partnerships

ExxonMobil actively participates in a variety of recruiting activities that are intended to reach out to a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. Examples include: 

  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
  • National Black MBA Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • Service Academy Career Conference
  • Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

  • Eduardo Noronha
    Administrative Assistant
    Corporate Accounting Services

    The Curitiba Business Service Center in Brazil encourages the inclusion of individuals with physical and mental challenges through its Minor Apprentices Program. The objective is to provide students practical training in administrative activities. “The program was especially useful for my understanding of what I must achieve and reach for to grow both professionally and as an individual, to acquire professional responsibilities, and to control my own income and expenses. In other words, it gave me the tools to think of a better future.”

Educational highlights

National Math and Science Initiative

Scientists and engineers are critical for addressing the challenges of the 21st century. We invest in a range of programs that focus on inspiring and preparing students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This includes programs, like the National Math and Science Initiative, that foster increased access to college-level coursework for all students and ensure teachers have deep content knowledge in math and science.

Middle East North Africa Scholars Program (MENA)

ExxonMobil created the MENA Scholars Program to help develop the next generation of scientific leaders in the region. The program, which is funded by ExxonMobil and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), offers exceptional students from 14 countries the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the United States.

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