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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

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?

  • How long will they last

    in your group?

  • How do you go after for

    young professionals?

  • What is success?


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.


What we did with

PULSE!


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.


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

  • Let young professionals lead themselves.

  • Invest in their abilities.

  • Unite them across industries.

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


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

  • Greenville PULSE Websitewww.greenvillepulse.com

  • For copies of this presentationjboyanoski@completepr.net

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


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