KNUST student wins international award

Source: Kumasi | MultiTv | Mahmud Mohammed-Nurudeen


Ghanaian winner of the Schlumberger Award for the Intern Global Video Competition says branding and persistence made all the difference for her.

Final–year Petroleum Engineering student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Joaness Frimpong, sat for the test.

She was consequently assigned to Wireline for internship during which she entered and won the Video Challenge over 100 interns in Europe and Africa.

Though, the 21-year old was disappointed when she had an admission to study Petroleum Engineering instead of Medicine she was so desired, the former is now yielding more results for her.

“Petroleum Engineering is a unique programme and I am really honored to be part of those studying it,” she says.

Her video which is a narrative of her daily life as an intern is due to be featured on the company’s career YouTube and Blue Tube Channels.

Miss Frimpong concedes she is, sometimes, bossy and hot-tempered but that keeps her going.

Beyond that she attributes her achievement to talent, intelligence and persistence.

“I was devastated during the project but persistence kept me on track. Intelligence helped to write the aptitude test, and talent also aided me to put together the video,” she says.


Miss Frimpong did tool maintenance and operation check, wireline cable checks, preparation of tools for loadout offshore, asset coordination among others during her three months of internship with Schlumberger.

Europe and Africa Area judge of the competition, Leader Yannick Mouamba, submitted Miss Frimpong’s video which won her the ultimate prize.

He is quoted on KNUST website as saying, ‘It is not surprising to see that she has been selected winner in the Global Video Competition and we hope to see more of Joaness in the future as a Schlumberger employee’.

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology and integrated project management and information solutions services provider in the oil and gas industry.

It employs approximately 105,000 people of over 140 nationalities working in more than 85 countries.

Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production, with principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague.

Recruiting Manager, Ryan Rasmussen, says he is overwhelmed by the 100 entries in the first Intern Video Competition.