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Faces of the future

These twentysomethings may not have a ton of experience, but you'd never know it from their job descriptions.

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Richard Ball
Title: Earth Scientist
Age: 25
Company: Chevron
Fortune 500 rank: 3
Based in: Houston, TX

"Working for a large industry like the oil industry is overwhelming at first. You are asked to take on many responsibilities quickly and professionally. No two days are ever the same, and every day is something exciting and rewarding."
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Last updated April 22 2008: 4:21 PM ET