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The best part of the internship was volunteering at the Houston Food Bank with the other interns.

nelly and bp logoNelly Omoruyi is originally from Delta State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She decided to come to UTPB because of how great the geosciences program is. Nelly also received an assistantship to help pay for her tuition which helped tremendously.

At UTPB Nelly is very involved in various organizations. She is currently the President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Vice President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and member of both the Graduate Students Association and the International Students Organization.

When a friend sent Nelly the information for the internship she decided to apply and says the experience has been amazing ever since. “The best part of the internship was volunteering with other interns at the Houston Food Bank. I also had the opportunity to connect and collaborate with people from different backgrounds.”

One of Nelly’s favorite things about UTPB is the Geoscience faculty. “The professors develop a great relationship with all the students, this makes it easy to ask questions or ask for guidance when necessary.”

Nelly’s long-term goals after she graduates is to utilize her knowledge and experiences gained at UTPB to contribute to the energy industry. “I would encourage anyone to come to UTPB because it’s a small community that cares about helping you be the best you can be.”