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Geoscience Job Fair Matches Students and Ideal Jobs

September 21, 2009

The eighth annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geoscience Students and Employers (RMR) will held be at the University of Wyoming from Oct. 2-5.

Activities include field trips, short courses, resume and interviewing workshops, technical poster presentations, receptions and dinners. These events allow geoscience students and recruiters to spend informal, but quality time together outside of formal interviewing.

"High-tech companies support this job fair concept because young, new hire geoscientists require additional on-the-job training, which means companies invest significant resources into training new hires," says Randi Martinsen, RMR chairman. "Therefore, the companies want to make sure they have the right person for the job. Because of a national shortage of geoscience students it is no longer about finding a job for students; it is about finding the ideal job."

In recent years, more than 25 companies have participated in this job fair that attracts geoscience students from across the country. This year, about 15 companies are coming to recruit students.

UW's Department of Geology and Geophysics host the RMR, sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Chevron provides cash awards (up to $800) for the top technical presentations as judged by recruiters from each of the companies.

For more information and to learn how to participate, visit

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009

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