CSEG Geophysics Mentorship Program

JGF and CSEG Foundation Mentorship Kickoff

The JGF committee and CSEG Foundation Mentorship committee will once again work together to host the JGF and Mentorship Kickoff. The theme this year is The Geophysicist of the Future. This is an excellent opportunity for mentors and mentees alike to discuss current topics facing the industry.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
4:30 – 7:30pm
Devonian Room, Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5th Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2P 0L5

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You can also find more information about this event here.

Career Advisory Sessions

Book a 1on1, 30 min career advising session with Danielle Wolf. Danielle is an enthusiastic, fluently bilingual career development professional with over 10 years’ experience in career advising / coaching, talent acquisition, project management, and supervision. A strong desire to help others thrive, succeed, meet their goals and exceed their own expectations has been the driving force throughout her life and career. Danielle is currently a Career Advisor with the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and the Co-Founder of CareerChicks, a resume / cover letter / LinkedIn profile writing company with a background as a professional recruiter with one of the world’s largest staffing agencies.

Obtain free advice, guidance and recommendations on any of the below topics:

  • Resume review & feedback
  • Cover letter review & feedback
  • LinkedIn review and feedback
  • How to prepare for a job or informational interview (coffee meeting)
  • Networking strategies
  • Job search strategies

Session options:

  • In Person: University of Calgary, Scurfield Hall, SH 350
  • Virtual: Via Skype (New this year!)

You can schedule a session here.

Mentorship Resource Program

This year the CSEG-F Mentorship Committee will be trialing a new program aimed at supporting you and your mentor with all the tough technical questions you may have. We have a number of subject matter experts from all geophysical disciplines that have agreed to share their knowledge. Your mentor will be made aware of this program when your pairing is made, so go ahead, ask the difficult technical questions. Perhaps both of you will learn something!

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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