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The value of in-person networking

Fri 18 June 2021

Category: PETEX

Professional networking is a crucial activity for career growth. Partaking in those all-important face-to-face conversations at events is a sure-fire way to not only help build long term relationships but also raise your personal profile.

By taking the time to build professional connections with people from across the industry landscape, you will likely get to know someone who you can call on for support or advice when needed. Likewise, that person may also ask for your help at some point in the future which could open new doors in your future career path.

Networking is even more essential when you are just starting out in the industry, as find your feet and preferred career paths. It can build confidence by helping you to step outside of comfort zones and can help gain new perspectives and industry experience.

With the help of our fantastic PETEX 2021 Sponsors, we are giving the PESGB Young Professionals (YP) SIG members the opportunity to strengthen their business connections and kickstart their career progression with the PETEX YP Attendance Fund! All YP members can enter into a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a FREE 1-day ticket to PETEX 2021.

In-person events are without a doubt the best way to network with people from across the field, all in one central place. With many events hosting dedicated networking sessions and including open access features, such as exhibition halls, it’s not hard to see why live events are relationship building hot spots. We hope the PETEX YP Attendance Fund will enable early career geoscientists to be part of the conversations on the show floor and take advantage of the value of in-person networking!

For more information about this initiative, please visit: https://petex.pesgb.org.uk/ypfund/.

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