After a successful kick-off event in September 2007, the Young Professionals (YPs) Chapter in Qatar has not lost steam and new activities have been taking place during 2008.
On 15 March, a friendly football match was held between the YPs and students at Qatar Education City. After a fun afternoon, the players and audience were invited for a networking dinner sponsored by the local SPE chapter.
On 6 May, an evening event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha. The event, titled “Career Development Panel Discussions,” featured both YPs and more senior professionals for networking and discussion. Presentations were made by three YPs from Shell, Schlumberger, and Maersk Oil Qatar, who talked about their backgrounds, career paths, and aspirations. After the presentations and discussion, all the participants were invited for a networking buffet dinner sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar.
The next step for YPs in Qatar is to establish a local Young Professionals Board to ensure the continued success of the group. For more information on the Young Professionals Chapter in Qatar, please contact Katrine Wienberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Katrine Weinberg, Maersk Oil Qatar