The Student Geosciences’ Council tackles its first student-run career fair

Mar 26, 2014

The Student Geosciences’ Council (SGC) hosted their first Geosciences Career Fair on Feb. 10 in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center.

More than 275 students from different departments around the university and as far as Texas A&M – Corpus Christi attended the fair to learn about career opportunities from organizations ranging from Schlumberger, Halliburton and Chevron, to the National Weather Service, and the Peace Corps. A total of 14 companies and 37 recruiters participated, representing every major in the college.

 “It was an exciting opportunity to be able to speak with industry leaders in geosciences,” said junior Environmental Studies student Kelci Miller. “It was a chance for me to discuss my research and learn how I can apply that to a job setting.”

SGC is led by president, Wilmer Menjivar, and comprises 36 members and officers representing every major and both graduate and undergraduate students in the college. Elora Arana, David Lewis, Akhil Amara, Ejaz Hafeji and the entire SGC Advancement Division were in charge of the planning and execution of the fair. 

“SGC plans to continue this fair in future years, and we hope to grow both student and industry participation,” Menjivar said. 

The Student Geosciences’ Council is generously sponsored by BP, Halliburton and Schlumberger.