Student Information




Resumes and poster abstracts (if presenting a poster) must be uploaded when registering. It is not acceptable to register and send in resume or poster abstract afterwards.

Companies manage their own interview schedules and will contact students directly. Students may also visit exhibition booths, drop off resumes and request interviews if a slot is available.

Poster prizes of $800, $600, and $400 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively. $100 will be awarded to the students receiving honorable mention. Poster presentations are not required for participation in the RMR.

All events are open to students, including the expo booths, interviews, receptions, poster viewing room, roundtable breakfast, field trips and short courses. The more events you attend, the more opportunities you will have to network with corporate recruiters.

Please follow the steps below to register:

  1. Finalize your resume and review the tips below. Resumes can only be submitted at the time of registration.
  2. Decide if you will present a poster abstract. Review the poster details and regulations below. You do not have to present a poster to participate in the event.
  3. Review the short courses and field trips that are being offered. You may attend both events on Friday, but only one event on Saturday. You can sign up for these courses during online registration.
  4. Complete the online registration.
  5. Review the list of participating companies below. Visit company websites and links that you are interested in working for. Some companies offer online applications and more information about their employment/internship opportunities. Please complete any online applications you might be interested in pursuing.
  6. Book necessary accommodations and travel plans. The RMR offers very limited financial support for travel expenses. Please review the “Travel Voucher” information below. Students are responsible for booking their own travel plans.
  7. Arrive at the event prepared for interviews and networking. We suggest dressing in business attire. Bring extra copies of your resume and a writing padfolio.

Registration fees:

  • The RMR registration fee is $20 for AAPG or SEG members and $30 for non-members.
  • Faculty members are invited to attend in support of their students. There is no fee for accompanying faculty, but please register online or onsite at the event. Welcome packet information and reception drink tickets will be available at onsite registration. Field trips and short courses are not available for faculty members.
  • Poster Sessions Abstract Books will be provided free of charge to company representatives and poster presenters.


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Online registration will close on September 9 at midnight. Walk-in registration will be available during the conference. However, we encourage students to pre-register before September 9 so companies can review student resumes and call to schedule interviews.

Resumé Guidelines (back to top)

  • Resumes longer than one page will not be accepted. Resumes must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Formatting and readability cannot be gauranteed unless you provide the document in PDF format.
  • Please review and proof read your resume before registering. We will not be able to update resumes after registration.

Suggested Naming Convention for Files Uploaded to RMR Website:

Example: Resume2014RMR_Weiland_Richard_J

Suggested File Naming Rules:

  • Resume2014RMR do not change. These parts of the file names are the same for everyone, only the last name, first name, and middle initial change.
  • No prefixes, suffixes or fourth names are to be used in the files name (e.g. Dr., Jr., III, etc). These additional monikers can be in the resume itself but not the file name.
  • Names are always listed in the order shown above and separated by underscored spaces, not hyphens.
  • No spaces are allowed in the file name other than the underscored spaces separating names.
  • Resumes will be included in the resume document provided to companies. No editing or reformatting of resumes once submitted.
  • Please use a font size between 10 pt and 12 pt
  • Do not include a cover letter with your resume
  • Proof-read your resume!

Tips for a Good Resumé:

  • Highlight skills and abilities that benefit the company
  • Be concise and avoid lengthy resumes
  • Keep text simple
  • Use 'Power' words
  • No personal pronouns and avoid general or flowery objective statements
  • Include only information that is relevant to attaining a job
  • Emphasize pertinent education or recent training over relevant work experience
  • Place education and relevant experience near the top of your resume
  • Proof-read your resume!

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically at the time of registration in PDF format.
  • Formatting and readability cannot be gauranteed unless you provide the document in PDF format.
  • Be sure to include your full name on the top of your abstract (not just in the file name.)
  • If there are multiple authors, be sure to note your name as the person attending the event. (Or we won’t know who is eligible for the award money.)

Suggested Naming Convention for Files Uploaded to RMR Website:

Example: Abstract2014RMR_Weiland_Richard_J

Suggested File Naming Rules:

  • Abstract2014RMR do not change. These parts of the file names are the same for everyone, only the last name, first name, and middle initial change. 
  • No prefixes, suffixes or fourth names are to be used in the files name (e.g. Dr., Jr., III, etc). These additional monikers can be in the resume itself but not the file name.
  • Names are always listed in the order shown above and separated by underscored spaces, not hyphens.
  • No spaces are allowed in the file name other than the underscored spaces separating names.
  • Use only the format below:
Sample Abstract Format

Sequence Stratigraphy of the Almond Sandstone in xxx County, WY

DOE, JOHN R., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY and SMITH, MARY K., Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

Body of the Abstract

  • No Illustrations, references, abbreviations, or bold print are permitted.
  • Your abstract will appear in the “Poster Session Abstract Book” EXACTLY as submitted.
  • There will be no editing or reformatting of abstracts.
  • Body of the abstract is limited to 250 words on 8.5 x 11 paper size.
  • ALL text must be aligned to both the left and right margins.
  • Please use 12 or 14 font size; Helvetica, Arial, or similar sans-serif font is preferred.
  • Lines must be single-spaced
  • Proof-read your abstract!
  • Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline. Please provide copies of your abstract at your poster.

Poster Guidelines (back to top)

Posters must be 4'x6' or smaller. Posters larger than 4'x6' will not be allowed to be presented. These poster dimensions can be used either vertically or horizontally.

A poster presentation is not required to participate in the RMR.

You have two primary goals in your poster presentation:

  1. Communicate your technical knowledge and the results of your work.
  2. Communicate the skills you would bring to an employment opportunity.

Creating an Effective Poster Presentation

Purpose of a poster presentation
Your purpose is to convey an idea to a group of people in an informal setting where interaction between author and viewer is possible.

Know your audience
Don’t underestimate the intelligence or overestimate the interest of your audience. Capture their interest and their attention.

Identify your objective
What is the purpose of your presentation? Write out your objective until it is concise and clear, then keep it before you and relate all material to it.

Unify the presentation
Address a single, problem, issue or question and support the solution, premise or proposition with examples of data. The degree to which a presentation favorably impresses an audience is often inversely proportional to the number of points covered.

Know your purpose
Any oral presentation to augment your poster should be made in 10-15 minutes or less. Questions that can be answered quickly should be handled during the oral presentation, while lengthy discussions should be deferred until a later, more appropriate time. Illustrations should be correct and self-explanatory.

Organize the material
Displays should flow logically, from one point to the next. If an abrupt transition is necessary, explain why and make sure it is clear to your audience.

Stand in the audience
Detach yourself from your intimate knowledge of the subject and consider the following:

  • Are the points clear without detailed explanation?
  • Is all the material relevant to the central theme?
  • Do the illustrations clarify the point or obscure it?
  • Does the material flow logically?
  • Is it self-explanatory without oral presentation?
  • Rehearse your presentation with colleagues unfamiliar with your work. Solicit their feedback on the clarity and how well you are communicating visually and orally.

Some final tips:

  • Displays should lead your audience into active participation and greater concentration on your message.
  • Audiences generally understand approximately 25-30% of what they hear, but 60-75% of what they see.
  • A distinct advantage to poster presentation is being able to focus primary attention on displays which viewers can study as long as they like.
  • Oral delivery should be supplemental in nature.
  • Responses to questions should involve your display as much as possible.
  • Each graphic in your poster should communicate your message, be as simple as possible, be read and understood from a distance of 6-4 feet, flow logically, and be in appropriate sequence.
  • Fonts should be simple. Title fonts should be 72-pt minimum, headers should be 40-pt minimum, text should be 30-pt minimum. Can your poster be followed from a distance of 6-4 feet?
  • Captions and legends should be minimized.
  • Illustrations should be simple, large, and clearly labeled.
  • Use color effectively, but don’t get too busy. Confine yourself to 3-4 colors.
  • Illustrations and lettering should attract viewers from 10-15 feet away and be readable from 4-6 feet away.
  • Have copies of your abstract available as handouts.

Interview Tips (back to top)

  • Research companies before your interview (visit Participating Companies page and click on the company name)
  • Arrive on time for your interview.
  • No distracting mannerisms (tapping fingernails, swinging feet), be aware of your posture and body language, and make eye contact with the interviewer.
  • Speak clearly, don’t talk too fast, and think a moment before you answer questions.
  • Be relaxed and sure of yourself, but not overconfident.
  • Be enthusiastic, ask questions, and show you are interested in the company.
  • Be well prepared and anticipate questions the interviewer might ask ahead of time.
  • Answer questions more than with a simple yes or no. Use this opportunity to sell your skills or recent training.
  • Follow-up the interview with a letter or email.
  • Don't ask about the salary or benefits on first interview. This is more appropriate for a second interview.

The first impression you make will be your attire.

  • Clean and neat in appearance
  • Neutral colors
  • Conservative, not flashy
  • Men should consider suits and ties
  • Women should consider pant or skirt suits

Don’t forget…

  • Notepad and pens
  • Extra resumes
  • Turn off your cell phones and any other electronic devices
  • Any applicable research illustrations to emphasize point.

The Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Travel Voucher

Applications for the travel voucher will be available at the registration desk upon arrival. Checks will be distributed at the Registration Desk on Monday during the event.


  • Student(s) traveling by car or van from more than 500 miles away. 1 voucher per car/van traveling together. - $100 per vehicle round trip
  • Student(s) traveling by car or van from more then 1,000 miles away. 1 voucher per can/van traveling together - $200 per vehicle round trip.
  • Students traveling by airline/flight more than 1,000 miles are able to apply for $100 round trip.

Checks will be dispersed to an individual traveling alone or a carpooling group. Travel voucher funds are limited. They will be awarded based on online registration date. Upon arrival, please fill out a "Travel Voucher Request Form" at the registration desk when you pick up your registration materials.

Pre-screening Companies:

Online Company Applications:

In addition to submitting your resume as part of your RMR registration, the below companies also require that you complete an online application on their company website. Click the corresponding links below and you will be taken to that company's online application site.

EG Platinum ($3000)
Gold ($2000)
Silver ($100)
Schlumberger Enerplus  
Shell Sandridge Energy  
ExxonMobil Hess  
Application Instructions >> (PDF)
Only interviewing for internship positions
BG Group  
BP Corporation Selman and Associates  
Full-time geologist:
Full-time geophysicist:
Pioneer Natural Resources
Enter: Job Number #142763