Gathering in New Orleans
YPs Set Meet ‘n’ Greet
AAPG’s Young Professionals Committee is organizing an exciting networking opportunity at the 2010 Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans – the second annual Student-Professional Meet ‘n’ Greet.
As with the timing of last year’s inaugural event in Denver, this year’s “MnG” will be held on Sunday, April 11, right before the opening session at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
It’s designed specifically for those who are:
- A student.
- New to the convention.
- Looking to expand your network with working oil and gas professionals.
- Wanting to mingle with cool geology types.
Seriously, we realize that navigating the convention can be as confusing as that first mapping project at field camp. But have no fear – we’re here to help!
The Meet ‘n’ Greet is structured to allow students who are interested in networking to meet industry professionals – and vice versa.
This year’s event will begin at 2 p.m. in room 352 – that’s one floor above the La Nouvelle Orleans ballroom, where the opening session will be held.
Participating professionals and students are paired up (usually one or two students for each professional), allowing plenty of time for the pros to share some of their industry experiences. The “pairs” then go to the opening session together, allowing plenty of time for the students to be introduced to even more professionals.
There are many benefits:
- Students, by connecting with working professionals, immediately expand their network exposure.
- Students can get some genuine insight into what the industry is really like.
- All have access the benefits of AAPG.
- There will be a lot of sharing of field camp stories – for all generations.
- All of those past students your professors warned you about – well, meet them!
- All will have at least one more friendly face to see around the convention hall.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.