The mission of the AAPG Young Professional Committee is to: Foster a challenging and successful career in the energy business for recent college graduates and early career geoscientists. Build an understanding of the value of a lasting relationship between AAPG and young professional members. Accomplishing this mission will require: Open communication with students about careers in earth science. Identifying and serving early career needs of young geoscientists. Offering opportunities for networking, career guidance, learning, and enhancing professional competence.