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Building The Better Young Professional. Why and how you can create a program that will make YPs want to stay in your community. What is a young professional?. How old are they? How young are they? Do they need a college degree? What careers do you want to represent?

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Building the better young professional

Building The Better Young Professional

Why and how you can create a program that will make YPs want to stay in your community


What is a young professional

What is a young professional?

  • How old are they?

  • How young are they?

  • Do they need a college

    degree?

  • What careers do you want

    to represent?

  • How long will they last

    in your group?

  • How do you go after for

    young professionals?

  • What is success?


The answers

The Answers???

  • YPs are ages 22 to 39 traditionally, but that doesn’t have to be set in stone.

  • No, but the vast majority will have one.

  • Diversity of careers is a must.

  • Two to three years is the norm.

  • Target their needs and career goals

  • Let’s talk more about success.


Building the better young professional

What we did with

PULSE!


The pulse successes

The PULSE Successes

  • More than 900 members each of the past two years.

  • Eight different program to choose.

  • About 40 events each year.

  • Creating leaders: City Council, key commissions and boards, numerous award winners.

  • Opportunity to grow.


Building the better young professional

Focus on leadership opportunities.Different types of networking such as sports.Hone in what is important to your community. We did arts.

Lessons Learned


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Let young professionals lead themselves.

  • Invest in their abilities.

  • Unite them across industries.

  • Failure is not the end, but a learning experience.


Potential pitfalls

Potential Pitfalls

  • Rigid structure of organization.

  • Focusing on quantity over quality.

  • Not meeting the “market demands.”

  • Failing to see the forest through the trees.


Resources

Resources

  • Greenville PULSE Websitewww.greenvillepulse.com

  • For copies of this [email protected]

  • Census data on young professionalsquickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html


Questions

Questions?


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