Networking in Denver

Young Professionals Raise Their Profile

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

AAPG’s Young Professional Committee, revitalized in a burst of creative energy last September, is planning to have a major presence in Denver at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.

The highlight will be the “Student-Professional Meet-N-Greet” in Denver Sunday, June 7 – a chance for those attending to “jump-start” their convention experience with the first steps of networking.

And for those who missed the sign-up deadline for the event: That’s OK. Just show up at 3:30 p.m. outside of the Four Seasons Ballroom (where the opening session will be held) and we’ll do our best to match students with working professionals for the duration of the opening session and Icebreaker.

The YP Committee also will be co-hosting the AAPG Student and Young Professional Hub, a kiosk that will be located near the student lounge where students and young professionals can:

  • Meet and network with established geoscience professionals.
  • Find out what AAPG has to offer them – both in Denver, and in terms of furthering their career.
  • Attain information on sponsored dues, the Student Chapter Program, the Visiting Geoscientist Program, the Imperial Barrel Award and Student Expo events.
  • Discover how you can become active and engaged in AAPG Divisions – energy minerals (EMD), environmental geosciences (DEG) and professionalism (DPA).

Check out the YP and Denver pages for details.

Get Involved!

On behalf of the committee we would like to extend a personal invitation to all recent graduates and early career geoscientists to renew their AAPG membership, join us and keep in touch with the ongoing YP-Network events.

The Young Professionals Committee is a group of geoscientists from all industries and academia with a simple mission to:

“Foster a challenging and successful career in the energy business for recent college graduates and early career geoscientists, and build an understanding of the value of a lasting relationship between AAPG and young professional members.”

AAPG can offer you a lifetime venue for networking, learning and mentorship on local and international levels. In the midst of challenging times such as these, your network is a powerful tool that can help you navigate your professional career.

To assist, we are creating subcommittees in different local, regional and international communities so that you can stay connected.

Are you interested in helping out? Contact us!

We promise events throughout the year that will keep you in touch with old friends, and help you meet new ones.

We invite you to stay up-to-date on information about our committees and events via:

The industry realizes that we are the continued driver for its success. So join us and expand your networking realm!

We’re looking forward to meeting you at the annual convention in Denver.

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Natash Rigg
Natash Rigg

Natasha Rigg is Chair of the AAPG Young Professionals Committee. Rigg is with Anadarko Petroleum, Boulder, Colo. Fellow committee member Hector Casillas is with Anadarko Petroleum, Houston, and Sonya Punch is with Shell International E&P, Houston.