June 2009 Weddings
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Young Professionals organizations

Are any of you members of one? If so, what are the benefits? Is it a great networking tool? 
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Lucy Elizabeth 10.27.12

Re: Young Professionals organizations

  • I used to be and it was an excellent networking tool. My job actually required that I take part in these events and functions to promote our company etc.

    I met so. many. people this way and still have a rolodex full of incredible contacts! 

  • Are there, uh, age restrictions? I AM knocking on 30's door, you know. 

    :-0 

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    Lucy Elizabeth 10.27.12
  • I checked into one here and it was all about going to the opera.  You pay membership dues to get reduced opera tickets and they have a social afterward.  It just didn't seem like it was worthwhile for my field.  Maybe if I was in sales it would be worthwhile?
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  • image mamie329:

    Are there, uh, age restrictions? I AM knocking on 30's door, you know. 

    :-0 

    LOL, no I think anything under 40 is considered a "young" professional. At least in West Palm it was. 

  • I'm in marketing now - so I feel like being a joiner and networker will be really good for me professionally. I guess I'm a little afraid they'll say "Uh... 29? How about you just join a 'Professionals Organization?'
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    Lucy Elizabeth 10.27.12
  • Ummm...what the heck is a young professionals organization?!?!?!

    (Clearly I'm not ready for corporate life)

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  • Based on stereotypes alone, wouldn't W. Palm's demographics be a little skewed? :) 

    SBS, think a group of yuppies sipping Starbucks and planning members-only outings under the guise of bettering the community. Ha, okay. I am stereotyping again.  

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    Lucy Elizabeth 10.27.12
  • I think you are fine Mames. Most places consider under 40 to be still young. You most likely even have a 40 below or something of that name in your area which is for exactly that, below 40 in age.
  • image mamie329:

    Based on stereotypes alone, wouldn't W. Palm's demographics be a little skewed? :) 

    SBS, think a group of yuppies sipping Starbucks and planning members-only outings under the guise of bettering the community. Ha, okay. I am stereotyping again.  

    I am now pictuing Rob Lowe whenever he plays a jerk on screen. I don't think I want to hang out sipping Starbucks with Rob Lowe.

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