Is Schlumberger a good company? I talked with their rep at my school yesterday, and they sound really awesome. Especially I liked their field "engineers"; travelling around the world, looking for oil, spending long hours in remote locations.. Sounds really adventurous and romantic, very much my kind of thing. However, the rep said that the field-engineer job can be done with a good High-school degree... He himself became a field engineer after getting a degree in physics.. This is an issue for me. Problem is that almost anyone with a technical degree and not-worthless GPA can get that job. I mean, I get this arrogant feeling that "hands on" work is kind of beneath me, as I will graduate (in a few years) with a 5-year engineering physics degree from a prestigious school, and with (unless I become lazy) very good grades to boot. In addition I feel that all the knowledge of science I will have accumulated by 2017 will be wasted... That's 5 years down the drain? Am I being a douchebag, or is it a valid concern (IMO I'm being a douchebag)? Any thoughts on the company and the job? At any rate I'll be applying for summer-jobs this year, and hopefully I can get a position in schlumberger to test them out.