A new survey of the occupational ambitions of engineering students has uncovered a rise in those aspiring to work in the oil and gas sectors.

Research and consulting firm Universum has conducted a survey of engineering students in the US asking which employers they would most like to work for, and uncovered a sharp uptick in the popularity of resource companies as a result of North America’s shale and fracking boom. The survey asked nearly 8,000 undergraduate engineering students to identify…