John I. Ejembi, receives Student Education Program Award

Southern Illinois University



John I. Ejembi, receives the 2017 SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program Award

July 06, 2017


Every year, ExxonMobil in collaboration with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Meeting, invite applications from students pursing Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Geosciences from around the world for a fully sponsored, intensive 2½ day short course called the Student Education Program (SEP). The SEP prepares college students for typical challenges of an oil industry career. The program features lectures and discussions from leading professional geoscientists and industry experts, followed by students’ practical, hands-on exercises. Course materials, team exercises, and instructors are provided by ExxonMobil. The award covers travel, lodging/feeding, and registration cost for attending the SEG’s International Exposition & Annual Meeting. This year’s SEP is in Houston, TX from September 22 – 24 while the SEG Annual Meeting begins September 24 – 27.

The selection process for the SEP is rigorous and highly competitive as only few students are picked. Student must be a member of the SEG to apply. The SEP offers a very rare and one of a kind opportunity to directly learn, interact, and network with the best minds in the oil industry. Also, the training and experience gained from the SEP enhances students’ prospects for securing permanent jobs upon graduation. I am honored and privileged to have been selected – a testament to the quality of graduate education and research at SIUC – and also to be representing SIU Geology Department at this year’s ExxonMobil SEP in Houston, TX.

For more information on the eligibility/application process for the ExxonMobil SEP, vist this link.