Date: Sunday, 19 May
Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Make plans to participate in the annual YP Meet & Greet event. This is a great networking opportunity and serves as a link to connect students and professionals at ACE. The Young Professionals Committee oversees this event, pairing students and young professionals with experienced AAPG attendees to guide newcomers through the convention experience. Participants will have the opportunity to be introduced prior to the Opening Session on Sunday afternoon.
Professionals may be paired with one or more students/young professionals. Experienced attendees will then go to the Opening Session with their group and are encouraged to show the students/young professionals around the Exhibition Hall floor during the Icebreaker Reception, introducing them to other AAPG members and their colleagues.
This program grows in popularity every year with positive reviews from all who participate.
Date: Sunday, 19 May
Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Location: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom
Fee: Included with registration
You’ve read about it, heard stories about and perhaps even seen online videos of the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) award presentations — but this year you can experience the excitement yourself.
The live announcement of the winning teams for this year’s IBA competition will be open for all to attend and will take place in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, just prior to the Opening Session and Awards Ceremony.
AAPG’s IBA Program is an annual competition in evaluating prospective basins, featuring teams of the top geoscience graduate students in the world — all of whom have qualified for the finals by first winning IBA Region and Section competitions.
The exciting presentation will include an introduction of the IBA program and of all of the teams, plus recognition of the many generous sponsors who make the program possible. It all leads to the grand finale: the announcement of this year’s winners.
Come help us celebrate the accomplishments of these hard-working students, see which teams win scholarship funds for their geosciences departments and applaud the school that leaves Pittsburgh with the title of IBA Champion.
Date: Monday, 20 May–Wednesday, 22 May
Time: During exhibition hours
Location: AAPG Center — Exhibition Hall C
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 contracts and lifelong friendships.
Date: Monday, 20 May
Time: 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: Butler East/West, Westin Hotel
Limit: 64 people
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 ofof 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 roundtable discussion topics includes: 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.
Date: Monday, 20 May
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Alegheny II and III, Westin Hotel
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 Shel lsponsored “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.