Each year, 24 students from University geoscience programs across Canada will be invited to Calgary to participate in a two-week intensive
petroleum industry field trip known as SIFT (Student Industry Field Trip). Throughout SIFT students will participate in
lectures, workshops, core sessions, field trips and a real-life exploration
game that expose them to the many aspects of the oil and gas industry within
2020 marks the 42nd CSPG Student Industry Field Trip. What began in 1978
as a humble four-day field trip to expose students to the geology of the
Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, has now grown to become Canada’s premier
geoscience education event. The program is industry sponsored and lead by professionals
working within the industry.
Some of the topics that will be covered are:
SIFT provides students with what could be their first exposure to the petroleum industry and provides the opportunities students use to build their networks for a career within the oil and gas industry. Through our job program, networking opportunities and course content, SIFT is an incredible opportunity.
How to apply:
SIFT targets 3rd year undergraduate students in geology, with consideration given to other geoscience specializations as well. The chosen student will be a representative of their university, and as such the application’s initial step is conducted by your university. Students selected by their universities will then submit their application package directly to the SIFT committee. SIFT participants will be selected based on academic accomplishment, extracurricular involvement, and interest in petroleum/sedimentary geology. If you have any questions about the application process, please send them to [email protected]
The Student Industry Field Trip continues to thrive based on the generosity of companies working in Western Canada and SIFT Alumni. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved please contact Emma MacPherson [email protected]
SIFT Job Program
As a part of the program, the SIFT committee strives to find work opportunities for our participants, who are selected for being among the highest performing students at their university. If your company is looking to hire a summer student(s), and you would like to find out more about recruiting through SIFT please contact [email protected].