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Sir what should a fresh graduate of geology do after the completion of Bs.

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Zaif,

The most important time is now, on which your future depends. Your generation is heading towards a very competitive world for jobs. The only way to survive is to have excellent results during education with clear concepts of the subject. Your results will help your entry into the industry and your clear cocepts will be an asset for your progress and job continuity. So do not waste time, get a good handle on computers and softawares, but not just the MS Office. Good presentaion skills and an excellent command on written and spoken language, which presently is English. Make a habit of reading the available geological literature regularly, not just to prepare an assignment. Make your own assignment and search for the data. And do not forget the general reading also. This is your job now, and then the 'Lady Luck' would also be kind to you, Insha Allah.

After your BS you either go for higher education or job-hunting. In both the cases the above line of action will be of  great help. Prepare an effective CV and learn how to act and behave during the interviews. The Internet may be of help in that respect. Best of luck.

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I am a petroleum exploration geologist with about 40+ years of diversified experience. I can answer questions on stratigraphy, log interpretation, field studies based on set of logs and core results, general geology etc. Can provide guidance for career planning in earth sciences. Can not help in questions about hard rocks, igneous petrology & mineralogy, sequence stratigraphy and seismic.

Experience

Petroleum Exploration - field geology, stratigraphy, prospect generation, interpretation of satellite imagery (visual), log interpretation.

Organizations
Retired in May, 2006 as Senior Manager Exploration from Pakistan Petroleum Limited after serving 26 years. Since then continuing in active service with petroleum exploration companies.A cumulative experience of about 40 years covers 30 years in petroleum exploration, 5 years hydrogeology experience in Libya, and about 5 years of dam geology in Pakistan.

Publications
-AAPG Bulletin (Vol.88, July, 2004); paper on Sui Main Limestone (Eocene), a prolific gas reservoir in Pakistan. -Have presented papers on diversified topics ranging from spirituality, flood control, remote sensing and off course geology in France, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, Kashmir, India and Pakistan that have been published in respective Special Proceedings. -ONGC Bulletin(India) Vol. 44, Number 2, December, 2009; Chapter 19.A & 19.B on basin architecture and stratigraphy of Pakistan, p.402-474.

Education/Credentials
BSc Honours in Geology and Master of Science in Petroleum and Structural Geology. PGD from ITC, The Netherlands.

Awards and Honors
-Remained Active Member of AAPG from 1990-2006; founding member of PAPG (a local affiliate of AAPG). -Life member of SEGMITE & AGID, and Senior Editor of SEGMITE magazine. -Member of the Board of Studies, i. Department of Petroleum & Gas Engineering (BUITMS, Quetta), and ii. Geology Department, Sindh University, Jamshoro. -Member of Stratigraphic Committee of Pakistan. -Represented Mining Journal, UK in Pakistan till 2007. -Chairman of Annual Technical Conference (ATC)& Oil Show, an SPE/PAPG annual event, in 2003. -Chairman Technical Committee (ATC, 2002).

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