Winter Term 2010/11 is about to begin but before I'm going to take courses in my 4th year at Freie University Berlin, I have the honor to represent the Student Geophysical Society Berlin in my capacity as a SEG Student Chapter Officer at this year's SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) in Denver, Colorado.
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a not-for-profit organization of more than 33.000 members that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. The SLS is a two-day focused program of leadership skills development which includes an address by the SEG President, best practice presentations from selected SEG Student Chapters, professional leadership coaching, organized team building activities and a strategic problem solving session with the SEG Executive Committee. This year, 53 SEG Student Chapter Officers from all over the world will attend the SLS and I appreciate that I'm going to give one of the selected best practice presentations on the projects and achievements of our SEG Student Chapter. Moreover, I'm also going to attend the SEG International Exhibition and 80th Annual Meeting.
I'm not nervous, but to be honest, I'm really excited about the trip because my week in Denver will be my biggest scientific stage so far. It's not only a great chance to improve my leadership skills but also to socialize with other ambitious students and future experts from all over the world. Plus, I have the chance to meet many experienced geophysicists and petroleum industry professionals. I'm ready to knock at the door!