Students balance work and play at Student Networking Event
by Chris Posey
It's no secret that the students who participate in the events of the SEG Annual Meeting and International Exposition work hard. Between the Student Education Program (SEP), the Student Leadership Symposium (SLS), the Student Career Panel, the Faculty Advisor Workshop, and the myriad events that take place in the Student Pavilion that target motivated geosciences students, it's no wonder that students return home exhausted. One event however serves to provide a more relaxed and well-deserved evening of food, drink, networking, and perhaps even a little fun. The Student Networking Event, which took place 23 September in the Hilton America's Grand Ballroom, provided a beautiful spread including an international cheese and Italian antipasto display, chocolate fondue, and a "cornucopia of chicken quesadillas."
While the food was delicious, it was the corporate representatives in attendance that made this event truly rewarding for the students. Following a quick welcome from SEG President David Monk, students were released to circulate and navigate from table to table. They were given a rare opportunity to shake hands and speak face-to-face with those who could potentially become their future employers. Companies present included:
Anadarko Petroleum Corp
The event lasted for two hours, but the partnerships created will last much longer. Some students walked away with precious contact information. Others, with interviews. And everyone walked away with a new appreciation for their brothers and sisters in the field. (Not to mention, a full stomach.)