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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.

Canada Region YPs Prepare for ACE 2016, Ramp Up Activities  
By Robyn Paul, Katie Power, Meriem Grifi / April 2016

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.

YPs Urge Unemployed to Persevere  
By Jonathan Allen, Meredith Faber, Ryan Lemiski / March 2016

As we’re all aware, the oil and gas industry is currently in the middle of a downturn. This isn’t the first and it won’t be the last.

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Career Tips Shared At PROWESS Workshop

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.

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.

Catching Up With the Eastern Section YPs

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

Joining AAPG - Good Idea, or Great?
When you join a new company, they provide a lot of resources for a budding career. As a result, you might question why you would need AAPG, let alone need to volunteer for the Association. Actually, there are several reasons AAPG can be good for you.

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.

Next Step? A Good Résumé Is the Key to Open Doors

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.

Enter the Young: YPs Making an Impact – NOW

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

ACE Offers Networking Opportunities for YPs
The 2015 downturn has taken a toll on all aspects of the industry, especially its work force. And for those left contemplating their next career move, the Denver meeting is an excellent opportunity to market their skills and experience, and utilize their personal connections.

New YPs on the block

Change at the Top: Meet Some New YP Leads

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

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.

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