One of our very first Young Professionals of the Year, Basil Jackson, Marketing Coordinator, IDP Education, shares his approach to balancing leadership, professional development, networking, and volunteerism.
YPC Networking at Stratus Rooftop Lounge
On Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, members of the Young Professionals Council convened to network at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge, a ritzy nightspot on the roof of the Hotel Monaco in Old City Philadelphia. With hors d’oeuvres and beverages in hand, some of Greater Philadelphia’s young professionals expanded their networks by exchanging business cards and connecting with new contacts. The evening served as a prime opportunity to develop new personal and professional connections and to meet and greet the incoming YPC Board.
YPC Spotlight Awards
Last week Philly’s finest young professionals gathered at the Arts Ballroom to celebrate three amazing award winners in the first ever Spotlight Awards for the Young Professionals. The award recipients were selected by their remarkable leadership, exceptional volunteerism, their drive for career advancement, and outstanding relationship-building skills. The event kicked off with the President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Rob Wonderling, calling YPC one of the best young professional organizations in the city of Philadelphia. Jaclyn McAdams, the outgoing chair for YPC, spoke about her experience on YPC as […]
What advice would you give to fellow young professionals looking to strengthen leadership development skills?
As professionals, we seek to develop skills to perform more effectively and efficiently, ultimately establishing ourselves as leaders within our space. I’ve found that strengthening leadership development skills has much to do with awareness, intentional engagement, accountability, and action. This means: understanding where opportunities already exist and using them, holding ourselves accountable as active participants and facilitators of our growth and development experience, […]
Congratulations to this year’s Spotlight Award recipients who have demonstrated remarkable leadership, exceptional volunteerism, a drive for career advancement, and outstanding relationship-building skills.
Marketing Assistant, IDP Education Ltd
Project Lead, Practice Transformation at Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Director of Partnerships, Campus Philly
YPC Spotlight Awards
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of peers while celebrating the region’s most influential young professionals, our Young Professionals of the Year.
Thursday, June […]
What have you learned about networking over the past several years through your time in YPC?
When I moved to Philadelphia in 2014, my job provided me with ample time on the regional rail and little time to meet new people. I realized that I needed to take the initiative to get involved in something in the city, or else I would only have my career to show for myself. A quick Google search brought me to […]
Nominations now open for the first annual YPC Spotlight Awards.
Check out this month's January recap featuring a Q&A with with Folasade (Sade) Olanipekun-Lewis, Regional Director of Government and Airport Affairs at American Airlines.
Andrew Still, Senior Associate – Forensics, EisnerAmper LLP, explores ways that young professionals can grow by taking advantage of the abundant networking opportunities offered in our region.
Check out this month's November recap featuring YPC Networking at Franklin Square and YPC Networking at Love City Brewing.