• Social Networking

    Connecticut Young Professionals enables you to build connections with other young professionals. Whether you’re new to the area or just looking to meet new people, this organization provides a means

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  • Professional Development and Networking

    Connecticut Young Professionals is a top resource for your career advancement.  We host several professional development events including, round tables, networking events, and career fairs. To join the Professional Development and Networking

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  • Civic Engagement

    Connecticut Young Professionals is committed to getting young professionals more involved with their communities.  We host several civic engagement events including, interviews of Connecticut mayors, community service projects, and much

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  • Health and Wellness

    Connecticut Young Professionals is committed to keeping young professionals in Connecticut healthy.  We host numerous health-oriented events including group hikes, cooking classes, and much more.  To join our health and

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  • Arts and Culture

    Connecticut Young Professionals is committed to getting young people more involved in the arts.  We host numerous arts and culture oriented events, including art walks, trips to the ballet, and

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Connecticut’s Inaugural Young Professionals Symposium

How can Connecticut attract and retain young professionals?

This is one of the most pressing issues that our state is constantly facing. It is also the theme of the Inaugural Young Professionals Symposium that will take place on Saturday, October 24th. CTYP is teaming up with Future Leaders of Yale to present the very first event geared towards developing a dialogue on important issues such as this in CT.

Attraction and retention of young professionals in CT isn’t a unidimensional issue, and there isn’t going to be one type of solution. It’s not solely because of the “brain drain,” cost of living or job opportunities. Understanding this issue means looking at it holistically. It’s an amalgamation of various symptoms that has built up over the years to cause the current situation. That’s why the Symposium has different parts; it reflects the comprehensive nature of this topic.

From the political panel to the breakout sessions to the networking happy hour, this entire day aimed to drive each individual participant’s’ goals for professional and personal development. People will begin to take ownership of their involvement and begin connecting themselves to the community. Through participation, I hope that people can take a step forward in creating the answer for the question YPS posits.

This is why I believe the Young Professionals Symposium will be such a monumental event, not just for the people involved, but for the state as a whole. The impact from this event will resonate on both an individual and structural level and will be the first step to opening an honest dialogue between young professionals, their government, and their community.

So get involved. Be a part of the conversation. Participate in the first-ever symposium in Connecticut that is built to give the young professional community a real voice. Find out more information and register for free at www.ypsymposium.org.

Christine Nguyen
Communications Director, CTYP

Member Deal: SHIFT Cycling

SHIFT Cycling in New Haven is offering a coupon code for CTYP members.  The Coupon Code is: CTYP and the deal is for a $10 drop-in rate.  The regular cost is $28.
To use the code, members should go to www.shiftcycling.com and hit “Buy” on the upper right hand corner. They can then chose a drop-in pass for the New Haven studio. When they get to the payment page, they should enter the code, CTYP, and that will give them the $10 rate.
If any of your members are interested in buying future class passes, SHIFT Cycling would extend our student rates to them (whether they are a student or not).

Volunteer Opportunity – Halloween for the kids!

Boscov’s in Meriden is hosting a free Halloween event for kids and needs your help!   The event is on Halloween Day, Oct. 31 (Saturday), 10 am – 3 pm.  People can volunteer for 2 ½ hour shifts, 10am – 12:30pm and 12:30pm – 3pm.  They will be working with children who come into the store, helping them with crafts, a Halloween parade, and just watching over them as they watch a show in our auditorium.  It won’t be difficult work but will be much appreciated!  All of this is provided to the children at no cost.

Boscov’s is located at Westfield Shopping Mall, 480 Lewis Ave., Meriden.  Please contact Kathleen Horsky at khorsky@boscovs.com if interested in volunteering.


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