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Why Should I Join?
What About Events?
How Can I Get More Involved?
Why Should I Join?
Who belongs to YPC?
We’re a group of motivated professionals who want to make contacts while learning and having fun! Our members are artists, teachers, lawyers, investment bankers, account executives, not-for-profit professionals, etc. in the Chicagoland area.
What is the average age of an YPC member?
Our members typically range in age from 21 to 40 years old. Though we have no age restrictions, the average age is 28 years old.
Can YPC help me get a job?
Definitely! Many people leverage the group to network, expand their career options, and, yes, land a new job.
What are the benefits of being an YPC Member?
- discounted fees at most YPC sponsored events and activities (members can save around $200 a year in admission fees)
- free attendance at select events
- access to our YPC Members Only events
- automatic newsletter access, which is the first place we publicize upcoming events
- the opportunity to participate in our exclusive volunteer opportunities
- ability to join a committee for more targeted networking as well as helping to choose the events YPC offers or cater to future members
- chance to receive additional benefits from our sponsors and partners
Can my company buy multiple memberships for employees?
Of course! Corporate membership allows a company to receive discounted membership for its employees. So, ask if your company wants to sponsor you and a few coworkers. Tell the interested parties to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to sponsor some employees at my company. What can I expect to gain from them being part of YPC?
Having the best and brightest talent means that you should provide support for them to grow professionally. Let YPC help! Go to the Corporate Membership Page
to see all the benefits your company can gain by sponsoring membership for your employees.
How do I become a member?
Ready to make an investment in your future? Head over to the membership page
to find the right option for you!
What About Events?
Do I have to be a member to attend YPC events?
No, but some YPC events are for Members Only. Also, as a Non-Member, you will pay a higher entrance fee. As a Member, you can save over $200 a year!
What kind of events do you have in the course of a year?
Our events often differ annually. But, our yearly calendar generally includes the following:
- Monthly Volunteer Opportunities
- Monthly Networking Breakfast
- Monthly Members-Only Book Club Event
- Monthly Professional Development Classes / Professional Networking Opportunities
- Quarterly CEO Breakfasts
- Quarterly Panel Events
- Quarterly Food for Thought Events
- Quarterly Exclusive Member Only Outings
- Quarterly Large Social Networking Events
Why should I attend an event?
We offer a variety of dynamic events with topics that are going to help your current job growth. Each event is also designed to give you ample opportunities to network, gain professional development, socialize with other Chicagoland professionals, and volunteer. No matter what you’re interested in, there is sure to be one (or five or six) for you!
Do I have to register for YPC events?
It’s usually a good idea. We ask you to pre-register via our Event Calendar
so that we can accurately estimate how much food and space we’ll need. If events fill up, you might be turned away at the door as a walk-up. Don’t let this happen to you! Typically, you will pay more at the door than you would if you registered in advance.
When are most events scheduled?
Most of are from Monday-Friday but some of our volunteer opportunities are offered on the weekends. We also have select social and sports events scheduled on the weekend.
Do people go to events even if they don’t know anyone there?
You’ll find that those who attend our events are friendly and willing to talk to everyone. After all, we’re all there to network, so everyone makes an effort to meet new people. If you feel uncomfortable about attending events without knowing anyone, take advantage of our New Member Engagement program, that allows you to meet current members one-on-one for coffee or lunch before you attend one of our events, by emailing email@example.com
What should I wear?
Because most events are scheduled before or after work, come as you are. Most of our events are business casual, but other events can range from jeans to professional attire. If special attire is required, it will be mentioned in the event description on our Event Calendar
I have registered for an event but am unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
YPC is happy to refund your registration fee up to one week prior to an event. Due to the commitments we make with our venues and vendors we are unable to offer refunds in the last seven days prior to an event.
Who decides what kind of events YPC provides?
Our programming committee
, composed of motivated YPC Members, develops ideas for events and their programming. All events are executed by YPC Staff. We welcome feedback and suggestions from our Members and active non-members on both past and upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can I Get More Involved?
Why join a committee?
allow YPC Members to have a big impact on what the organization does. They also allow you to meet other YPC Members on a more intimate level, while having fun and adding a couple of bullet points to your resume! It is by far the best way to get more involved with YPC.
How do I join a committee?
Visit the committee page
on our website to learn more about each committee and shoot an email that you are interested in joining to email@example.com
. Someone from that committee will respond within a couple days and let you know the next steps to get involved.
What is the time commitment of an average Committee Member?
YPC understands we all have real jobs and lives! So, our committees provide opportunities to impact our activities while minimizing the time involved to a monthly committee meeting of about an hour and the understanding that committee members spend one or two additional hours per month working on committee initiatives.
Is my involvement in YPC considered a business expense?
You have to check with your employer. Some employers will directly reimburse a YPC membership and/or allow for business expense deductions. Everyone can write off their YPC membership costs as a business deduction on his or her taxes.
What is my email address used for?
Email will only be used to communicate upcoming events and updates. Recipients are welcome to opt-out of the YPC emails at any time. Email addresses will NEVER be sent to any third party.
Can I buy a mailing list of your members?
No. YPC’s mailing list is NOT available in any form and members’ personal/contact information will NEVER be given out. However, we do offer opportunities to access our membership through sponsorship of our organization or a specific event.
I am a paid member, but my circumstances have changed (moving, no time to be involved, etc), can I get a refund?
Sorry, we do not offer refunds on membership. If you are a lifetime member and your membership is less than 18 months old, we can offer you the ability to convert your membership to an annual membership you can transfer to a friend or colleague.
Is YPC politically affiliated?
No. YPC is neutral on all political matters. At times, we may have leaders in politics speak to our group; however, their thoughts and opinions do not reflect those of our organization.