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Petroleum engineering students at the University of North Dakota listen to instructor Nick Lentz during a well logging course lecture.

Tapping a well of talent: Employers look to UND for growing workforce

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GRAND FORKS -- Joel Brown was having somewhat of a tough time getting employers to look at his resume.

Brown, a Watford City native, was one of the first four graduates of the University of North Dakota's petroleum engineering program this spring after the program was launched in 2010.

"Each company has their different schools that they like to recruit from," Brown said. "And when I graduated, there wasn't a single company that was used to recruiting from UND."

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