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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.

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.

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Stemming the Loss of YPs
The 6th annual Young Professionals Leadership Summit (YPLS) was held in Houston with the AAPG Mid-Year Business Meetings in October. Nine attendees participated in the three-day event intended to give Young Professionals (YPs) a greater understanding of AAPG, the opportunity to discuss issues currently facing YPs within the Association, and the chance to network with the current leadership.

Section Meet-N-Greets

Networking: A YP Bonus

AAPG’S Young Professionals aspire to build an understanding of the many benefits that come with membership in AAPG with the younger generation of geoscientists.

ProTracks: Effectively making contacts

Not All Networking Approaches are Equal

You could see it everywhere at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston:Women were confidently exchanging business cards – with both men and women – as important business connections were made.

“What is the future of energy?”

YPs Urge Unemployed to Persevere

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.

YPSS offers support

YPs’ Profile Grows in ME

A few years ago, the AAPG Middle East Region’s Council (AAPG-MER) – realizing the growing importance and numbers of Young Professionals’ (YPs) involvement in the Region’s activities – established the Young Professionals and Student Support team (YPSS) to oversee the Region’s YP and student activities.

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.

ProTracks: Involvement reveals opportunities

Young Pro Takes Seat As Youngest Delegate

Why wait? A few years ago he was a Student member attending his first Leadership Conference. Today Ryan Lemiski is the youngest-ever member of the AAPG House of Delegates.

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.

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.

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