Episode 187: 11 lessons to succeed as a geoscientist

Seismic Soundoff has featured some of the most well-known geoscientists, authors, and teachers for the past seven years. And since episode 72, host Andrew Geary has asked his guests, “What is one piece of advice you would offer someone that would like to succeed in this field?”

The insight and experience across the 186 episodes are vast. To help collect some of this wisdom into one episode, we’re excited to present an updated episode for some of our favorite answers to this closing question.

This episode features 11 of our favorite lessons from the past two and a half years. You will hear from SEG legend Öz Yilmaz, current and past SEG presidents, well-known lecturers, and other stalwarts of geophysics. See below for the complete list and links to their entire conversation.

Thank you to all the past guests on Seismic Soundoff. As we approach episode 200, we couldn’t have made it this far without each of you. And a special thanks to the producers and contributors to the podcast behind the scenes, including Stacy Baker, Steve Brown, Lotti Bublitz, Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, Ally McGinnis, John Meade, Susan Stamm, and Kelsy Taylor.

Seismic Soundoff · 187: 11 lessons to succeed as a geoscientist

Interviews (in order of appearance)

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Zach Bridges created original music for this show. Andrew Geary hosted, edited, and produced this episode at TreasureMint. The SEG podcast team is Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis.

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