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CSEG Geophysics Mentorship Program

Mentor Workshop

When: May 5th, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Green Bean Restaurant, 102 550 6th Ave. S.W.

The Mentorship committee will be hosting our annual year end event to commemorate the conclusion of another positive year in mentorship. Please join us on May 5th to get together with your colleagues in the program and look back at the successes and perhaps challenges of the previous year. The formal portion of the evening will be hosted by David Minken from Connect More Board Games, so you can expect something a bit more lighthearted than usual. For any questions or comments about the event, please contact us at mentorship@cseg.com. We hope to see you there.


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!

Mission

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.

Goals

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 mentorship@cseg.ca.

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