Annual Report 2012: FY July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
Student Expo Committee
The purpose of the Student Expo Committee is to provide support for various Student Job Expos. The committee should contain members from all areas that provide Student Expos in order to share best practices. Communicate news about Student Expos to Chair of AAPG Corporate Advisory Committee.
The AAPG/SEG Student Expo Committee annually hosts both the Houston-based Student Expo in September and the Student Career Seminar at the AAPG ACE. The AAPG/SEG Student Expo Committee consists of faculty from Rice University and the University of Houston, AAPG and SEG student chapter officers from these universities, young professionals working in the Houston area, as well as AAPG and SEG staff.
The Student Expo provides students and recruiters with multiple networking opportunities throughout a two-day event. The expo offers field trips and short courses for participants seeking to enhance their learning experiences. A judged poster presentation awards the top three participating students with monetary prizes and matches the student grants with grants to their universities. In 2011, the Student Expo had 469 students and 28 sponsors in attendance.
At the Student Career Seminar, students are able to voice their career questions and concerns to established professionals. Various topics are provided to these open-table discussions, but students may ask the professionals their own questions as well. The 2012 seminar hosted 64 students and 16 professionals.
Moving forward, the Committee is looking forward to attracting more faculty members and interaction with other student expos. The events have been quite successful thus far, and the Committee has every reason to expect more from the coming years.
Cecilia Ramirez, Chair
Committee members: Kathleen Aikin, William Barkhouse, Rituparna Basu, Shannon Bawa, Edward Arthur Beaumont, George Robert Bole, Sushanta Bose, Martha Lou Broussard, Marc L. Buursink, Hugh Daigle, Sarah Lois Dean, Petter Dischington, Marc F. Fagelman, Francesca Fazzari, Luke Kenneth Francis, Carley Marie Freer, Daniel E. Garza, Gabriel Domingo Gil Latorre, Alexandra Ellen Kirshner, Callie Lee-Petricek, Yangyang Li, Robyn Melissa Marchand, Kevin Sullivan Meyer, Sarah Marie Power, Cecilia Renee Ramirez, Adam M. Seitchik, Jacob E Siegel, Benjamin Sidney Slotnick, Travis Stolldorf, Beth Yuvancic Strickland, Robert Tscherny, Arkadiusz Turolski, Afton Jade Van Zandt, Elsa Elena Velasco, Robert W.R. Weight, Julia Smith Wellner, and Fernando Enrique Ziegler