2014 ACE Announcement
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Student Activities

Student and Faculty Lounge

Date: Monday, 7 April–Wednesday, 9 April
Time: During exhibition hours
Location: AAPG Center, Exhibition Hall

Complimentary refreshments are provided each day during exhibition hours. The lounge offers students their own place to meet with fellow students and industry professionals to develop career contacts and lifelong friendships.

Student Career Seminar   SOLD OUT

Date: Monday, 7 April
Time: 4:00PM–6:00PM
Location: Hilton Americas Houston, Room 335 B/C
Fee: $10
Limit: 64 students



This workshop is designed to assist students and recent graduates in their employment search endeavors within the petroleum and environmental industries by better understanding the activities of day-to-day life in these industries and also offers specific job search strategies and tips for finding that perfect job. There will be a brief introduction to the table discussion leaders, who are industry managers and technical professionals, followed by a series of 30-minute facilitated roundtables where students are encouraged to ask questions of the discussion leaders. The discussion leaders will rotate amongst the tables maximizing interaction between industry professionals and students. Students may also choose to sign up for a resume review with an industry recruiter during this workshop. The resume review offers practical guidelines for resume development and interviewing tips.

A sampling of round-table discussion topics include: the outlook on current industry staffing needs, recruiting trends, what to expect from industry employment, and how to find a mentor. This workshop is sponsored by the AAPG/SEG Student Expo Committee which organizes expos and job fairs across the country at various times of the year. Information about these expos can be found at www.studentexpo.info. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about careers in the industry and meet potential recruiters.

AAPG/SEPM Student Reception

Date: Monday, 7 April
Time: 6:00PM– 8:00PM
Location: Hilton Americas Houston, Ballroom of the Americas D/E/F
Fee: Included with registration



All students and faculty attending the convention are invited to the AAPG/SEPM Student Reception. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while mingling with your peers. An introduction will be given by an ExxonMobil representative before the top three poster authors from the Shell sponsored “Selected Academic Research Topics: Student Presentations” receive awards. The Jim Hartman Service to Students Award will be conveyed to AAPG recipient(s) who have contributed exceptional service to AAPG’s Student Programs. The awards program closes with the presentation of the Schlumberger sponsored Outstanding Student Chapter Awards along with the recognition of the Imperial Barrel Award teams.

AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award (IBA)

Dates/Times: Friday, 7:45AM–5:00PM; Saturday, 7:45AM–2:00PM
Location: Room 360 B/C/E/F
Fee: This event is by invitation only (for corporate sponsors of event)

During this event winning teams from each region will compete for top honors by giving a 30-minute presentation of their technical assessment work with recommendations for future activity. A panel of industry experts will judge the technical work and presentations. The results of the competition will be announced in the Grand Ballroom on Sunday beginning at 3:00PM, just prior to the Opening Session and Awards Ceremony.

The IBA Program is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. Teams winning IBA Region and Section competitions qualify for an opportunity to compete in the international finals during ACE. Sponsoring company representatives are allowed to watch the team presentations.

For more information, please contact Mike Mlynek at mmlynek@aapg.org. The announcement of the winning teams for this year’s IBA competition will be open for all to attend and will take place right before the start of the Opening Session and Awards Ceremony. See details here.

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