Young Professionals 

Are you a member age 35 or younger? Then you've found your community here at SPE.
SPE’s YP programs help you connect more closely with peers and mentors,

acquire professional and soft skills, and gain insights to advance your career.



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Young Members Shaping the Industry

Young Leaders Making An Impact In Our Industry

Energy Influencers in Subsurface Engineering


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Educational and Networking Opportunities

Ambassador Lecturer Program 

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

Career Pathways Fair

The Virtual 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 online event provides students, recent graduates, and young professionals 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. Young Professionals also have the unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students.

Emerging Leaders Alliance

The Emerging Leaders Alliance is a partnership among leading engineering and science-based organizations that provides high-quality leadership training. For 2024, the Emerging Leaders Alliance are hosting a physical event in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. SPE offers seven spaces to this training course, including accommodation costs covered. Applications are now open — apply now to be considered. Applications will close on Friday, 26 January 2024. For any questions, please contact the Young Member Programs Team at

League of Volunteers

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

Young Professional Summit

The Young Professional Summit is a partnership event with petroleum, energy and geology Membership Societies organized by YPs representing each of the member societies involved (SPE, AAPG, EAGE and PESGB). This Summit takes place in the Europe and addresses the concerns of YPs, provide career, political, and technological updates, and provide networking opportunities across the energy sector. 

Video Technical and Career Resources

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SPE Energy Stream for Young Professionals

Hear from speakers around the globe sharing technical knowledge aimed at Young Professionals.

YP Video Library

Learn from SPE experts and industry professionals on Career Essentials, Industry Overviews, and Regional Insights.

More SPE Opportunities for Young Professionals

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.

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Interested in Serving on the YMEC?

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