The SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) focuses on leadership, teamwork, and communication skills building for 50 student participants who are all active officers of their Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Student Chapters.

Made possible with financial sponsorship from Chevron, the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) provides an opportunity for chapter officers and nominated chapter members to participate in leadership coaching with Chevron staff, panel discussions, real-world problem solving activities, along with collaborating with other chapters, sharing cultural experiences, and attending the annual IMAGE convention.

Student Leadership Symposium

IMAGE ’24 will be held in Houston, Texas, USA 25–30 August 2024. Students awarded the SLS travel grant will receive airfare, lodging, per diem, and registration to the 2024 International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy (IMAGE) to be held in Houston, Texas, USA from 25–30 August 2024. Prior to the start of IMAGE, awardees will attend virtual workshops to meet one another and enhance their communication skills. They will also have the opportunity to meet the Chevron staff that will be at the SLS Workshop. During the Symposium, the attendees will have the chance to showcase their Student Chapter’s activities, events, and accomplishments from the previous year during the Poster Session.

All active chapters are encouraged to nominate one member to apply for this great learning experience. It is expected that awardees will take what they have learned from the event and share with the chapter.

Applicant Eligibility

  1. The applicant must be an active and current SEG Student Chapter Officer
  2. The applicant must be nominated by his/her fellow Student Chapter Officer(s), and only one application is accepted per Chapter
  3. The applicant must be pursuing a geoscience degree and have above average grades
  4. The applicant must not have more than eight years of industry experience
  5. The applicant must not have graduated by the time the SLS occurs
  6. The applicant must not have participated in a previous SLS
  7. The applicant must be in compliance with the SEG Student and Early Career/OFAC sanctions compliance procedures and policies

Sponsored By: Chevron

“I attended the Chevron-SEG Student Leadership Symposium in 2017 and it was an incredible experience that exceeded my expectations. The Symposium provided a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals, gain valuable insights into the oil and gas industry, and develop essential leadership skills. It was a truly inspiring event that left me feeling motivated and empowered to pursue my goals.”

-John Intfen, Mid-Continent Business Unit, Asset Development Geologist, Chevron

How to Apply

Applications open 6 November 2023 and close 19 February 2024.

All applicants will be required to submit the following documentation:

  1. Recommendation letter in support of the applicant from a faculty advisor or an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s academic achievement and potential
  2. Academic transcripts from college level institution(s)
  3. The last three years of academic transcripts (Graduate students will need to provide their undergraduate transcript and undergraduate students may be required to submit high school transcripts)
  4. Four essay questions on the application, 100-300 words each, explaining the applicant’s motivation for pursuing the opportunity and their qualifications and preparation for the program

Submitting plagiarized or falsified information at the time of admission is grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal, or other appropriate disciplinary action.


Contact [email protected] for more information about applicant requirements and guidelines.