CSEG Geophysics Mentorship Program

Junior Geophysicist Forum (JGF)

This year, the CSEG Mentorship committee is collaborating with the JGF Planning committee to organize a joint event for the JGF and Mentorship Kick-off. The theme for this year will be The Modern Geophysicist.

The event will feature a panel of geophysicists who will shed some light to the evolving field of geoscience. Key topics will include; the necessary skill set of tomorrow’s successful geophysicists, the current industry landscape and the benefit of mentorship.

Panel Members:

  • Jeff Calvert: Geophysicist in Training, Repsol
  • Matt Ng: Geophysicist, Painted Pony
  • Emily Duncan: Senior Staff Geophysicist, Suncor
  • Brian Rex: Vice President of Geoscience, Tundra Oil and Gas

This event is a technical networking opportunity intended to initiate collaborative and informal discussions between emerging and established geophysicists. Geoscience professionals of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

This is a free event, however, you must click here to register.


Odd Fellows Hall
#400 106 6th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta

When a person surrounds themselves with well-chosen mentors it can dramatically change their life. A mentor is someone with experience or unique talents, who is willing to share ideas with students on a regular basis. Mentors have the opportunity to further their career and financial status or enhance their personal life by choosing to give back to others. It is like a teacher-student relationship, except that the students have the benefit of one-on-one tutoring. What a deal!


The CSEG Mentorship Program is designed to facilitate and establish meaningful mentoring relationships between students, and industry professionals. In order for students to access the mentorship program they need to be currently enrolled in a geoscience program and be in their 3rd year of studies.

Statistics show that students who have participated in a mentoring program can enjoy greater career progress, establish meaningful relationships and give back to their profession three years following convocation.


The CSEG Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for students to develop a mentoring relationship with industry professionals who can offer advice, provide a window into today's business realities, share experiences and provide career guidance. In order to achieve these goals, the Mentorship Program objectives are as follows:

  • Help students develop strong, long-term relationships with their mentor
  • Ensure that students assess their goals and conduct industry research before meeting their mentor
  • Provide the tools and support a student needs in order to be prepared in the business world

How It Would Work

The CSEG would like to create the opportunity for mentoring relationships to occur between students studying geophysics in their third or fourth year and industry geophysicists. Interested applicants would first need to fill out the mentor or mentee application form. Following this step the Mentorship Committee will then match students with a professional geophysicist who has similar interests. Participants will then be contacted by email or phone by the program coordinators to ensure a successful paring. The mentor/mentee is expected to coordinate a 15-25 minute conversation at least once a month to allow for the mentoring process. Before this time make sure to have some good questions to ask in order to develop a relationship. The Mentorship program runs from September 1st to June 30th annually.

To Apply

If you are interested in participating in this program please fill out the application forms and contact


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