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SEG University and Student Programs

Support · Networking · Career Building · Fun

SEG World Headquarters:

Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A

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SEG University and Student Resources

SEGis the world's leading geosciences society dedicated to "advancing geophysics today for inspiring geoscientists for tomorrow." SEG provides students with the resources and tools they need for a successful academic and professional career. SEG provides free student memberships, technical and leadership training, online publications, books, and many more benefits through our corporate investors.

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University and Student Programs Staff

Melissa PressonStudent Chapters, Student Leadership Symposium, The Anomaly Newsletter, Travel Grants, USP Marketing and website Lead, StudentChapter Book ProgramCallie Lee-Petricek Student Expos, Student Education Program, Challenge Bowl, Career Placement Area, Recruiters

Elsa VelascoFaculty Advisors, CUSP, Oversight of USP programs and services, and USP Strategic Business Development

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SEG Student Resources
  • FREE Student Membership
  • Student Chapters
  • Scholarships
  • Continuing Education and DISC Courses
  • Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers
  • Annual Meeting Travel Grants
  • Student Expos
  • Student Chapter Book Program
  • SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium
  • SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
  • Geoscientists without Borders
  • Challenge Bowl
  • The Anomaly Newsletter
  • Career Placement Area
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SEG Student Membership Benefits
  • FREE online subscription to THE LEADING EDGE magazine
  • FREE online access to THE LEADING EDGE magazine and GEOPHYSICS journal, current and archive issues
  • FREE online access to the Honorary & Distinguished Lecturers
  • FREE quarterly subscription to the student e-newsletter, theAnomaly
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Discounts on Continuing Education courses, workshops, publications, and SEG Annual Meeting registration
  • Transfer to Associate Membership and receive FREE dues upon graduation

FREEMembership Sponsored by:

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SEG Student Chapter Benefits
  • Monthly issues of TLE for chapter library
  • Bimonthly issues of GEOPHYSICS for chapter library
  • Fred and Kathi Hilterman/SEG Foundation Student Chapter Book Program, sponsored by Geokinetics, Inc.
  • Annual DISC course on DVD
  • SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts on CD-ROM
  • Opportunities to participate in the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium
  • Opportunities to participate in Projects of Merit
  • Opportunities to participate in the PC’s for Students program
  • SEG Distinguished and Honorary Lecturer visits



Chapter Benefits

  • Distinguished Lecturer (DL)
    • Fall 2012 – Doug Oldenburg, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    • Imaging the Earth's near surface:“The why and how of applied geophysics for the 21st century”

FREE for



“This program is an active effort to promote geophysics, stimulate general scientific and professional interest, expand technical horizons, and provide a connection to SEG activities and practices.”


Chapter Benefits

  • Honorary Lecturer Program (HL)
    • The Honorary Lecture Program is aligned with six geographic regions. These have been defined based on considerations of the number of SEG affiliated Sections and cost efficiency.
    • Regions: Central & South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America, Pacific South and South and East Asia

FREE for



The HL program encourages students by providing the opportunity to discuss scientific and career issues with a leading expert.

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SEGFoundation Annual Meeting Travel Grants
  • Designed for graduate students who are presenting papers at the SEG Annual Meeting.
  • Other possible applicants:
    • Applicants who are pursuing a graduate degree in geosciences
    • Applicants who are members of an SEG Student Chapter
    • Applicants who have been an officer of an SEG Student Chapter
    • SEG Challenge Bowl winners who have been unable to find local support.
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“Today’s scholars are tomorrow’s industry leaders.”


  • Since 1957
    • $6,092,693 awarded
    • 4,258 scholarships awarded
    • 2012 Deadline: March 1
    • For more info:


Student Leadership Symposium

  • Annual Meeting Travel Grant Opportunity
    • All Active Student Chapter Officers are Eligible
    • Leadership Skills Development &

Professional Leadership Coaching

    • Team Building Experience
    • SEG Executive Committee

Discussion Groups

    • Travel Grant to Participate in SEG Annual Meeting
  • For more info:


Student Education Program

The SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) prepares students for the breadth and challenges of an oil industry career

  • 2.5 day course on the subject of multi-disciplinary subsurface integration for E&P
  • Graduate students and undergraduates who are approaching graduation are eligible to apply
  • ExxonMobil provides course

materials, instructors and

team exercises.



Student Education Program

Travel Grant Opportunities

North America: Held in conjunction with SEG Annual Meeting

  • Travel grants awarded to North American students only
  • Additional courses spots available to students who can pay their own way to attend the course regardless of their location

International: Held in conjunction with SEG affiliated meetings

  • Accepted applicants will be assigned to participate in the SEP occurring in their geographical region
  • For more info:

Challenge Bowl

  • An international contest testing students breadth and depth of knowledge about the field of geoscience.
  • Winners of regional competitions compete in the global play-offs at the SEG Annual Meeting.
    • Application procedure
    • Regional competitions
    • Role of GAC
    • Sponsors
    • Winners

Student Expos

The exceptional opportunity for

students to showcase their expertise and value

to many companies at one event.

Efficient, affordable, and rewarding, the Expos are

a must for any geoscience student interested in career development.

  • Student Expos
    • International Student Expos :
    • Bucharest 2010, Krakow 2011
    • US Locations: Texas, Oklahoma,
    • California, Wyoming
    • Partnering with AAPG & EAGE

For more info: students@seg.orgor visit:


The Anomaly Newsletter

  • Quarterly newsletter for SEG Student members.
    • Student Chapter events
    • Student Program Information
    • Upcoming deadlines for grants
    • Society information
    • Student Expo information

SEG Career Placement Area

Held in conjunction with the SEG Annual Meeting

  • Provides a place for students:
  • Post resumes
  • Visit with company representatives
  • Discuss employment opportunities
  • and internships
  • Interview with hiring companies
  • Gain invaluable industry exposure

For more info:


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