You applied and have been accepted. Congrats! You're a member of Young Professionals of Knoxville! Now what?
It may sound corny, but I truly think Knoxville’s future leaders are in YPK, and I’m thankful to get to know them now.
So, you want to join Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), or maybe you’re already a member, but do you really have to pay the fees yourself? Maybe not. We all know that YPK is a worthwhile investment, but how do you convince your employer that it’s worth your time and their money?
YPK Happy Hours are a great way to meet new people and to build new relationships. Going to all of our happy hours and General Membership meetings have been great for me personally and professionally.
YPK provides the platform we need to continue to make Knoxville a great place to live. Whether it's giving members access to behind the scenes tours with local companies, exposing folks to non-profit organizations and how to be involved, or making a new friend, there's really something our organization can provide for everyone.
YPK has opened doors for me, and allowed me to meet amazing people like Rob Petrone who has inspired me to follow my dreams. Nita Sexton that will go out of her way to help anyone. Alan Moore who allowed young professionals to be developed and use their talents.
On July 1, 2018, Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK) will launch a member directory at ypknox.com exclusively for YPK members. In addition to being highly visual and interactive, the new directory will have a powerful search feature allowing members to search over 200 member profiles by name, position, company, and even interests.
Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK) has launched a new personal and professional development series – Let’s Do Lunch! Are you passionate about something? Do you have an interesting hobby? Are you a subject expert in a field at work? Your fellow YPK members want to hear about it, and there is no limit on the topic you can present!
The Young Professionals of Knoxville would like to congratulate the graduates of the 2018 Leadership Certificate program. These young professionals completed an 8-week intensive course, learning how to set and achieve personal and professional goals, discussing leadership and the qualities of a good leader, and discovering their own strengths and how to apply them at work and in the community.
YPK does so much to help connect individuals who may not have had an opportunity to meet otherwise. I work in Oak Ridge, and it is not easy to meet fellow young professionals in Knoxville. YPK has introduced me to a vast network of interesting, driven, caring people. Honestly, most of my friends and social life stem from YPK!
YPK has given me the opportunity to connect with other young professionals, get out of my comfort zone, share my love for event planning, and hopefully leave my mark on the way we manage membership for YPK.
I've been given so much support through YPK that has helped me gain confidence, propel my career, and make lifelong friends I greatly cherish.