Young Professionals

SPE’s Young Professional (YP) programs — for our members age 35 and younger— not only help you acquire professional and soft skills, but provide ample networking opportunities to help you advance your career.


Young Member Engagement Committee

The Young Member Engagement Committee (YMEC) ensures young professional and student engagement remains a top priority for SPE. YMEC members play a crucial role in developing and implementing valuable programs and activities for SPE young members worldwide.

Contact the YMEC and learn how you can join the committee.


Explore Educational and Networking Opportunities

Ambassador Lecturer Program

Engage the next generation of oil and gas professionals! The Ambassador Lecturer Program invites YPs to present and share their experiences with local SPE chapters, universities, and schools.

Learn more about the Ambassador Lecturer Program.


Career Pathways Fair

The Career Pathways Fair gives you a chance to meet with specialists from multiple disciplines and gain insight into possible career paths. Held several times throughout the year, this event gives students, recent graduates, and YPs an opportunity to speak with experienced professionals in an informal environment.

Email us to find out more.



Gain industry insights and practical career advice from experienced professionals through the eMentoring program. YPs also have the unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students.

Find out how to become or request a mentor.


Emerging Leaders Alliance

The Emerging Leaders Alliance is a partnership among leading engineering and science-based organizations that provides high-quality leadership training. The YMEC selects promising YP members to attend this conference and develop their skills. View past lectures on our YouTube playlist.

Applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Alliance has now closed. New applications will open in May for the 2018 conference.

League of Volunteers

Give back to SPE and the industry with the League of Volunteers! Opportunities are available for YPs to participate, run, and develop various soft skills events such as communication skills workshops and team building exercises.

Join the League of Volunteers today.


Spotlight on Young Professionals

“Spotlight on Young Professionals” lets members share the voluntary contributions and technical achievements of YPs. Submit your story today for a chance to be featured in The Way AheadTM! All applications will be reviewed by the YMEC.

Check out previously featured YPs.


Webinars by YPs for YPs

Share soft skills and technical knowledge globally with other young professionals.


Learn more about becoming a speaker and view past webinars.


The Way AheadTM is SPE's online resource for students and young professionals. Produced by YP volunteers, articles are posted regularly and include topics such as career development, emerging technologies, mentoring, and university-to-industry transition.

Other SPE Resources for Young Professionals

For questions on any of the programs shown here, email us.