AAPG Student members! Want a job?
-- want to hire a bright young mind?
now with the Virtual Student
Expo -- an online match-making tool that brings both parties
together beyond geographical, time or money limitations.
project, sponsored by AAPG, the Geological Society of America, the
Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum
Engineers, went live in mid-August.
have contracted for the service with a private firm that specializes
in Internet job placements, and have designed a site specifically
for the petroleum industry and others needing geoscience and engineering
who are members of the sponsoring professional societies can utilize
the Virtual Student Expo free of charge. Employers pay a small fee
to access the student postings and to post job openings.
Student Expo was created to fill the need for young professionals
in the industry," said Robbie Gries, chair of the project and past
AAPG president. "For years now, the average age of professionals
in the oil and gas industry has been rising. Young people entering
the industry are in short supply and in high demand. The Virtual
Student Expo will put these young professionals in contact with
the companies that so desperately need them."
Student Expo is a Web-enabled tool that matches student members
of the four societies with potential employers for internships and
full-time entry-level positions. The Expo allows students to post
resumes along with examples of their work, including academic assignments,
technical papers and portfolios from internships.
also may post a short video to virtually present themselves to prospective
also allows recruiters and companies to diversify their hiring programs
more efficiently and effectively," said C. Susan Howes, engineering
recruitment and development supervisor for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
the online Virtual Student Expo, employers can find candidates in
remote locations or in distant countries," she said. "All pre-screening
activities can be easily done at a global level through the Web
site, saving time and money for employers."
wishing to use the service can inquire online or by contacting Mike
Mlynek at (800) 364-2274 (U.S), or by e-mail at .
more information and to access the site