YP Membership, Activities Are Booming  
By Meredith Faber / July 2014
The Southwest Section (SWS) Young Professionals (YPs) have had a great start to 2014.
YPs Draw Texas-Sized Crowd at Houston ACE  
By Meredith Faber, Nick Lagrilliere / June 2014

The AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston drew a huge turnout and participation this year, and a bit of that success rubbed off on the Young Professionals (YPs) whose signature activities, the YP Meet and Greet and the YP Networking Reception, attracted their largest crowds to date.

YPs Opening Doors Across AAPG’s Asia-Pacific Region  
/ May 2014

AAPG is an organization driven by highly devoted members who aim to enlighten other geoscientists, both young and experienced, with novel strategies intended to close knowledge gaps and provide perspective in a fast-paced, global environment.

Canadian YPs Bring FOCUS to GeoConvention  
By Ryan Lemiski, Marc Enter / April 2014

This May, the AAPG Canada Region Young Professionals Committee will be co-hosting a YP/student-focused session with the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) at GeoConvention 2014 in Calgary, Canada.

Young Professionals Eager to See Simplification  
By Richard Ball, Cat Campbell, Meredith Faber, Nick Lagrilliere / March 2014

A crucial part of the AAPG Young Professionals Committee’s mission statement includes “building an understanding of the value of a lasting relationship between AAPG and young professional members.” Therefore, we felt it important to voice our views on the proposal to eliminate the sponsorship requirement to become a full member of AAPG.

For Rookie Geologists   
By Sean Kimiagar / February 2014

Interviewing for that first internship or full-time position can be a daunting process – but the AAPG YPs are here to help.

Need a Job? YPs Help Make the Connections  
By Joe Bauman / January 2014

For young geologists about to start their career, choosing an employer – or getting chosen by an employer, perhaps – and determining a career path can be a daunting task.

Change at the Top: Meet Some New YP Leads  
By Meredith Faber / December 2013

The seasons are changing – and so is the Young Professionals Committee.

YPs Enjoy ‘Unforgettable’ Experience at ICE  
By Antonio Velasquez / November 2013

This year AAPG’s International Conference and Exhibition returned to Latin America, but set for the first time in Colombia – and a perfect phrase to describe the Cartagena meeting is that it featured a “massive and passionate participation of young people.”

Enter the Young: YPs Making an Impact – NOW  
By Meredith Faber / October 2013

Even with its 100th birthday just around the corner, AAPG is looking younger every day.

YP Summit Produces Camaraderie, New Ideas  
By Nick Lagrilliere / September 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, the Young Professionals Leadership Summit (YPLS) was organized prior to AAPG Leadership Days, which this year was held recently in Tulsa.

YP Events Prove Big In Pittsburgh  
By Nick Lagrilliere / August 2013

AAPG’s Young Professionals (YPs) played host for a couple of specific successful activities at this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Pittsburgh – events that have become regular fixtures on the ACE agenda.

Europe YPs Growing  
By Ruairi McDonald / July 2013

North Sea rejuvenation, onshore unconventional exploration and Eastern Mediterranean exploration have resulted in a growing Young Professional (YP) demographic in Europe.

A Message From One of the ‘Oldest New Guys’  
By Josh Hickman / June 2013

At the age of 33 and with 10 years of work experience in the oil and gas field under my belt, I find myself at a transition point that I never thought much about.

YPs Have a Switch Hit  
By Drew Kreman / May 2013

“What is the future of energy?”

Encore Performance: YPs Set for ACE Meet-N-Greet  
By Jonathan Allen / April 2013

The AAPG 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Pittsburgh is just around the corner – and whether this is your first convention or your 20th, I urge you to consider participating in the YP Meet-N-Greet.

Africa Region YPs Find Collaboration Works  
By Tunbosun Afolayan, Kene Mba / March 2013

The benefits and impact of effective collaboration were easily evident at the AAPG Young Professionals’ booth at the 2012 Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) conference, held Nov. 11-15 in Lagos, Nigeria.

YP Survey: They’re On the Right Track  
By Nick Lagrilliere / February 2013

For the second consecutive year, AAPG’s Young Professionals (YP) Committee has conducted a survey to poll members on their perception of YP initiatives – and once again, it has allowed us to gauge our progress over the past year while providing a better understanding of our activities’ impact.

YPs’ Profile Grows in ME  
By Anwar Al-Beaiji / January 2013

A few years ago, the AAPG Middle East Region’s Council (AAPG-MER) – realizing the growing importance and numbers of Young Professionals’ (YPs) involvement in the Region’s activities – established the Young Professionals and Student Support team (YPSS) to oversee the Region’s YP and student activities.

Networking: A YP Bonus  
By Jonathan Allen, Nikki Morris / December 2012

AAPG’S Young Professionals aspire to build an understanding of the many benefits that come with membership in AAPG with the younger generation of geoscientists.

YP ‘Meets’ Prove Effective  
By Reetu Ragini, Cat Campbell, Meredith Faber / November 2012

AAPG’s Young Professional Meet-n-Greet and the Young Professional Network Challenge events continue to prove themselves to be powerful networking forums for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and in all stages of their careers.

Wanted: YPs in the HoD  
By Courtney Chadney / September 2012

Have you ever asked yourself, who made up that policy for AAPG?

It Was a Very Good Year – And YPs Continue Their Focus on Post-Grads  
By Courtney Chadney / August 2012

It’s been a good year for outgoing chair Nick Lagrilliere and his team of AAPG Young Professionals, who made their focus finding ways to grow YP chapters in industry hubs around the world.

YPs Busy in Long Beach  
By Nick Lagrilliere / July 2012

ProTracks: AAPG’s Young Professionals initiative took another big step forward with three specific – and successful – events at the recent AAPG annual convention.

Career Tips Shared At PROWESS Workshop  
By Jessica Moore / June 2012

A new short course addressing career development and leadership in the energy industry premiered at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

Deal-Making Comes With the Territory  
By Courtney Chadney / May 2012

ProTracks: Let’s make a deal: OK, you know your prospect has enormous potential. Do you have what it takes to be a closer?

YPs Plan Networking Opportunities in Long Beach  
By Jonathan Allen / March 2012

The AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) is almost upon us, and that’s good news to young professionals who want to begin building a professional network that will serve us the rest of our careers.

YPs Input Sought  
By Nick Lagrilliere / February 2012

Key initiatives for AAPG’s Young Professionals for the coming year were discussed at last year’s Young Professionals Leadership Summit in Boulder, Colo., where a number of breakout sessions involving AAPG leadership produced valuable results.

Recruiters Look to Shape Future of Industry  
By Courtney Chadney / February 2012

BP is recruiting the next generation of scientists and believe their response to the Macondo incident may have helped raise their profile and interest of this new talent resource.

Website Captures, Displays Passion for Geology   
By Charles Sternbach / December 2011

Passion and ingenuity have led AAPG member Daniel Minisini on a personal mission to talk to famous geologists – with a video camera in his hand – and share their thoughts on a website he has created.

Young Pro Takes Seat As Youngest Delegate   
By Courtney Chadney / November 2011

Why wait? A few years ago he was a Student member attending his first Leadership Conference. Today Ryan Lemiski is the youngest-ever member of the AAPG House of Delegates.

Milan to Host Young Pros   
By Courtney Chadney / October 2011

AAPG's Young Professionals Committee will be the hosts for the "Meet and Greet" event at the upcoming AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Milan, Italy – the first time the event has been held on European soil.

Next Step? A Good Résumé Is the Key to Open Doors   
By Courtney Chadney / September 2011

Students preparing for the professional world will get a chance to visit the “résumé doctor” at the upcoming AAPG/SEG Student Expo, Sept. 8-9, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Having the ‘Write’ Stuff Essential for Geologists   
By Susan Eaton / August 2011

The Write Stuff: One AAPG member believes that the ability to communicate is essential to a geoscientist’s career – and he’s helping his peers learn how to embrace rather than shun the craft of writing.

Not All Networking Approaches are Equal   
By Courtney Chadney / July 2011

You could see it everywhere at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston:Women were confidently exchanging business cards – with both men and women – as important business connections were made.

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