A Memo From Mike:
A number of exciting things are currently going on that you, the well informed AAPG Student member need to know about. Remember as always if you have questions, concerns, or praise feel free to let me know.
Annual Meeting in Calgary
of you should have been sent an e-mail informing you that online registration
for the 2005 AAPG Annual Convention is now available. If you have not
yet registered, what are you waiting for? Please look at the 2005 AAPG
Annual Convention Final Announcement book in PDF format below or view
the announcement online.
10.7 MB PDF
On March 10-12 the AAPG/SEG Spring Student Expo will be held at the University of Oklahoma campus. By all accounts this year is shaping up to be a great success. A large number of Students and Companies will be in attendance to conduct interviews, network, and learn of new opportunities. I hope to see many of you there, or if not I hope to meet you at the Annual meeting, or one of the other Expo events.
Also note that the date for the AAPG/SEG Student Expo in Houston has now been set. Continue to monitor www.studentexpo.info for the most up-to date information.
Virtual Student Expo
Virtual Student Expo (VSE) program
continues to grow. As you may know this is a joint society "career
center" Web site between AAPG, GSA, SEG, and SPE. Many of you have
logged in, set up an account and perhaps posted a resume, but are you
utilizing it to the fullest extent? Did you know you can also post a
PowerPoint presentation, or even a video?
I set up a fake student account the other day and posted a video to see how easy it was. It took me some time to find a video that I made that was under the file size limitations, but I was able to do it.
Think about it ... if you were a company recruiter searching through
the resumes, which student would you look at first -- the one with a
video, or the one without? So I am encouraging you to gain an edge,
write a short script, grab a Web cam and record a short video telling
the company why they should choose you. This Web site and opportunity
is what you make of it. So get to it.
Also, I would like to remind you to check the site often, keep your
information current and check for postings.
The VSE committee recently heard from a company that had posted an ad on the site yet received no responses from students.
This is unfortunate for both the students and the employer, so dont miss out on these opportunities.
Visiting Geologist Program
Many Student Chapters already utilize this program, but for those of you that dont I would like to encourage you to look into hosting a Visiting Geologist visit.
For more information about Geologists that are willing to visit your school, topics, and even an online request form please visit: http://www.aapg.org/education/vgp/index.cfm
These Geologists devote their time, energy, expertise, and even cover
most expenses to talk with students, faculty and administration at your
university. The Visiting Geologist Program is a great AAPG program that
has led many students to find their calling in Geology. And while I
recently began working with this program I am amazed every day that
these extraordinary people have such a passion that they are willing
to take it to the road so to speak.
Until next time.
AAPG Student Affairs Coordinator
Phone: 918-560-2653 or 1-800-364-2274 (N.A. only)