Jerry Bowling

position: 
Geophysicist
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Education: 
B.S.EAS 1996
last name: 
Bowling
first name: 
Jerry
company: 
ConocoPhillips
current location: 
Houston, TX
What is your favorite part of your current position: 
Working with state of the art interpretation software and hardware. I’m in Exploration and I love working on projects to find the next big thing. Currently, I’m headquartered in Houston but working projects in Norway and Malaysia.
How did your EAS education prepare you for your current job?: 
My EAS education as an undergrad was diverse and helps me look at problems from a lot of different angles.
What do you wish you had known as an EAS undergraduate in order to land the job of your dreams?: 
It was difficult looking for jobs initially back in 1996. I didn’t want to become a mud logger in the oil business so I decided to go to graduate school. The breadth of topics covered in undergrad (geochemistry, geophysics, atmospheric courses, etc) did prepare me well for grad school. I went on to attain my Master’s and ultimately a Ph.D. at the University of Alabama.