Three reasons to establish your Student Chapter

Three reasons to establish your Student Chapter

12 March, 2020

EAGE student chapters are a cornerstone of the work the EAGE Student
Fund supports. Student chapters provide additional skills which are well-
needed in your future career! Here are three reasons why participating in a
student chapter may benefit you.

It stimulates cooperation

Not one company relies on one skillset, in your career you will be dealing
with geologists, geophysicists, engineers and non-science related experts
such as marketeers and communication specialists. Working together on
projects such as the Laurie Dake Challenge will allow you to build own
expertise, whilst also working together with people with other
specialisations – something key to a future career.

Learn from other student chapters

At the EAGE Student Fund website, we frequently post updates from the
work undertaken by other student chapters. Connecting to other student
chapters will allow you to not only learn about their best practises but also
allows you to get an understanding on what’s at play throughout the world.

At the EAGE Annual conference & exhibition, we bring together
representatives from a large variety of university chapters together to meet
in person and share best practices. During the conference, the ESF also
awards the ‘Best Student Chapter Award’, celebrating student chapter excellence!

Develop and engage in projects

Student chapters have the possibility to engage in specific activities, such as
the Student Lecture Tour programme and ESF support for grassroots up
activities.

No Student Chapter at your university yet?

Talk to your peers at the university to get the ball rolling. Learn how to get
started. Not able to get a group together yet? No worries, in that case you
may want to consider a Student Membership Grant.

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