The Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) set up a forum for young Venus scholars where they can meet, interact, and coordinate their efforts.
The VEXAG Young Scholars Focus Group resides on FaceBook, where about twenty college students interested in studying Venus have joined so far.
From the "About" page:
Are you interested in Venus? Then you are in the right place. This is a VEXAG focus group aimed to allow young scientists the opportunity to discuss research related to Venus and increase interest in furthering our understanding of our sister planet.It's an open group (they even let this old student join!), so don't be shy. It's a great way to communicate with other people researching Venus.