At EAGE we know that, as the energy sector undergoes critical changes and the pace of technological innovation accelerates, it is more important than ever for a professional association such as ours to engage with and support our early career members. They are the future of the industry and of research, so it is essential they find their way to the driving seat.
From workshops and conferences to communities worldwide, we are thrilled to witness an increasing number of young members actively participating in various roles, and there is certainly room for more!
Becoming an active EAGE member from an early stage is much more than just volunteering and enjoying membership benefits. It is about saying ‘yes’ to learning opportunities and thinking in terms of skills development, whether it is about exploring career options (and collaborations) across different fields, or keeping up with the transformations driven by new technologies.
Across our global network and all our activities, we endeavour to offer paths for younger members to connect and excel, allowing them to make the most of their membership and to grow within the Association. And while we strive to offer a ‘home base’ for each interest, you are never limited to only one group or role. Do not hesitate, for example, to volunteer as a session chair, reviewer or committee member. Not only will you have the possibility to work side by side with more experienced members, but you will also contribute to new developments that might have a positive impact on your own career and that of many others.
Head over to this month’s First Break to read some inspiring stories from YP leaders and, if you are finishing your studies or navigating the first steps of your career in geoscience and engineering, think about this: What type of network do I need to reach my goals? Does multidisciplinary, multi-sector and global fit the description? Then EAGE is the right place for you, and not only for finding contacts and resources, but also for actively shaping your journey.
Start your journey with EAGE and activate your membership today!