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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.
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.
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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
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