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The ABCs of DPA for YPs  
The Young Professionals Special Interest Group / March 2017

Knowing how to speak the language of geoscience is one thing; fluency in petroleum geoscience as a profession is another. Fortunately, AAPG has a resource to improve professional proficiency and it’s an acronym every Member should know: DPA.

Turning it to (Theme) 11: Highlighting YP Activities at ACE 2017  
Young Professionals Special Interest Group
/ February 2017

Despite the fact that we’re still a couple months out from the 100th Anniversary AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston, it’s never too early to start planning your meeting itinerary.

A Win-Win for Science and Students: YPs Hold First 'One-Day Tech Conference'  
By Matt Boyce / January 2017

One subject missing from the industry conversation is – not just discussing how to help those colleagues in transition or offering advice to students looking for jobs – but actually doing something about those challenges.

YP Leadership Summit: YPs Focus on Correcting the Value Gap  
By Jonathan Allen / December 2016

The 7th annual Young Professionals Leadership Summit was held this October in Houston as part of the AAPG Mid-Year Business Meeting.

Catching Up With the Eastern Section YPs  
By Merril Stypula / November 2016

The Eastern Section Young Professional network has held a variety of recent events for networking, learning and creating a solid basis for careers.

Pacific Section YPs Stay Connected in Bakersfield  
By Brandi Johnson, Becca Schemp / September 2016

The Pacific Section’s Young Professionals Special Interest Group is working to be more involved and active in the wake of the current industry environment.

YPs Stampede into Calgary: Highlights from YP Events at ACE 2016  
By Meredith Faber / August 2016

For the first time during ACE, AAPG Young Professionals held a YP-only field trip and attempted an ambitious four-event program.

 YPs Enjoy Conversation, Cleanups and Crawfish  
By Lauren Storm, Calvin Nix / July 2016

Conditions may presently be far from ideal in our industry, but they will get better. Downturns are always followed by recovery and growth. We take these times to learn, develop and improve, while at the same time, hanging on for dear life. Every now and then though, we need to stop, take a breath, forget our troubles and have a good time.

AAPG Involvement Equals Career Success  
By Low Wan Ching / June 2016

My participation in AAPG activities has always been a source of wonderful memories. To this day, I strongly believe that my active involvement in AAPG YP Chapter leadership was key to obtaining scholarships and advancing my geoscience studies.

 A Journey with AAPG: From Student to Professional Geologist  
By Joyanta Dutta / May 2016

Joyanta Dutta, development geologist for Chevron Bangladesh, wrote the winning non-technical article of the AAPG Middle Region Young Professionals 2016 Article Contest.

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It Was a Very Good Year – And YPs Continue Their Focus on Post-Grads

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 Draw Texas-Sized Crowd at Houston ACE

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 Enjoy Networking at NERC CDT Opening
The historical city of Edinburgh, Scotland, was the site of a networking day where representatives of the YP groupings within AAPG and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) developed critical skill sets by volunteering to become mentors to the first cohort of doctoral students from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

YP ‘Meets’ Prove Effective

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.

Encore Performance: YPs Set for ACE Meet-N-Greet

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.

YPs Offer Valuable Tips

For Rookie Geologists

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

Community Outreach Offers Rewards for YPs

YPs are in an excellent position to perform community service. For the most part, our backs and knees are still in good shape – but more importantly, since YPs are making the transition from school to the work force, they make excellent liaisons between young/future geologists and the professional geoscience community.

Enter the Young: YPs Making an Impact – NOW

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

AAPG Involvement Equals Career Success

My participation in AAPG activities has always been a source of wonderful memories. To this day, I strongly believe that my active involvement in AAPG YP Chapter leadership was key to obtaining scholarships and advancing my geoscience studies.

It’s the End of YPs as We Know It and We Feel Fine
The Young Professionals are very excited to share that the Executive Committee approved the YPs as the first AAPG SIG this August.

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