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Student Activities

Student Pavilion
A new space for students who are seeking professional advancement while networking with industry leaders, faculty members, SEG volunteers, and fellow colleagues, the Student Pavilion will offer presentations on what is important to know as a young professional to succeed in the geosciences industry. Topics include current industry trends, résumé writing, interviewing skills, career advancement tips, and curriculum paths. Students can also learn about new student programs being offered by SEG. This is the place where you will find focused career advancement, learn the best student practices worldwide, and be part of unique networking opportunities.

Student Career Panel
Monday, 5 November, 1:00–3:00 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 2nd Level
Join us as we explore the exciting career opportunities in the field of geophysics. The Student Career Panel will bring together senior managers from an international oil company, an independent U.S. oil company, and a geophysical service company and faculty members.

SEG Challenge Bowl Finals
Monday, 5 November, 3:00–6:00 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 2nd Level
Join us for an exciting afternoon at this international contest designed to test university students' knowledge in the field of geosciences. Over the past year, participating university students have participated in regional competitions all over the world, in hopes of winning a chance to take part in this final competition!

Student Networking Event
Monday, 5 November, 6:00–8:00 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 2nd Level
The Student Networking Event provides students an opportunity to network with industry recruiters in a relaxed atmosphere. Students can meet sponsors and visit with faculty and friends. Join us for an exciting evening of networking, food, drinks, and fun! Mark your calendar because this is an event you won't want to miss! For more information on sponsoring this event or recruiting possibilities, please contact Callie Lee-Petricek at (This event is limited to students, faculty advisors, and company sponsors.)

NEW — SEG Student Chapter Enhancement Program will be announced! Students, you won't want to miss the exciting news about SEG's Student Chapter Program and how to get involved!

Faculty Advisor Workshop
Sunday, 4 November, 2:00–4:00 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 2nd Level
This workshop is specifically designed for active SEG Student Chapter Faculty Advisors. A focused program, it will include an address by the SEG President, the sharing of experiences on how best to enable effective Student Chapters, and a discussion centered on how SEG can best serve the needs of professors and university departments. Active faculty advisors representative of SEG's worldwide network of more than 265 Student Chapters are eligible to attend.

Career Placement Area
Sunday thru Wednesday, 4–7 November, during exhibition hours, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 2nd Level
The Career Placement Area provides job seekers and students a place to post résumés and visit with company representatives. Companies will have individual booths for discussions about employment opportunities,internships, educational requirements, and interviews for potential employment.

Exploiting New Technologies for Research and Careers in Geoscience: Past, Present and Future
Thursday, 8 November, 1:30–5:00 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Mandalay Bay Ballroom D
Organizers: Roderick Perez, Chris Krohn, Kelly Wrobel, and Joan Marie Blanco González  
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Through the support of the SEG University and Student Programs and the SEG Research Committee

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