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YP Co-Chairs' Wild Ride  
By Jonathan Allen, Meredith Faber / June 2017

This ProTracks marks our last column as chairs of the Young Professionals Special Interest Group (YP SIG). We have been involved with the YPs for a collective 17 years.

SIGs and TIGs Open  to Non-members  
By Jonathan Allen / May 2017

The Association leadership has made the decision to allow non-members to temporarily join SIGs and TIGs to preview what these groups have to offer.

Canada Region YPs Continue Momentum  
By Meriem Grifi / April 2017

The Canada Region young professionals (YPs) had a great finish to 2016, including welcoming some new members to the organizing committee.

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.

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Young Professionals Eager to See Simplification

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.

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YPs Opening Doors Across AAPG’s Asia-Pacific Region

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.

The ABCs of DPA for YPs

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.

YPs Stampede into Calgary: Highlights from YP Events at ACE 2016

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

Website Captures, Displays Passion for Geology

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.

Finding Opportunity In Downturn

The current industry downturn has made the job market a daunting place for new graduates and YPs, but meetings like GCAGS 2015 provide a venue for new opportunities and professional growth – and perhaps some came away with a new fondness for the GRBCC as well.

 YPs Enjoy Conversation, Cleanups and Crawfish

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.

ICE in Istanbul Was a Big Hit With YPs

The historic 2014 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition marked the first time an AAPG international conference was held in Istanbul – but that wasn’t the only new dynamic at work.

Lemiski is on a mission

Wanted: YPs in the HoD

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

Canada Region YPs Prepare for ACE 2016, Ramp Up Activities

The Canada Region Young Professional (YP) Committee has been making great strides to increase awareness and activities for YP members in the Region. Our current initiatives include improving the student-to-YP transition, collaborating with other societies and expanding knowledge of the YP program beyond Calgary, Canada’s central oil patch.

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