About YPN

Do you need to make a few strong PR connections? Want to hang out with other young PR professionals from Chicago? Have on-the-job questions and challenges that you want to bounce off your peers?

The PRSA Chicago Young Professionals Network (YPN) committee serves as the bridge between pre-career (i.e., PRSSA, students) and established PR professionals (i.e., 5+ years of industry experience), with tailored  career-development and networking programs for a young PR professional audience. Signature programs include the Career Contributions program, Mentorship program and varied events (e.g., socials, panels, workshops).

2017 Events: Socials, Panels and Workshops

YPN hosts regular networking socials and professional-development (i.e., panels, workshops) throughout the year. Topics range from real-time marketing; to the secrets behind successful media relations; to agency PR vs. Corporate PR. This year’s past events include:

Interested in more about YPN? You may find for a listing of previous year’s YPN events here.

Professional Development Career Contributions Program

The YPN/PRSSA Career Contributions program aims to contribute to the career growth of Chicago-area PRSA, YPN and PRSSA members by providing opportunities to apply and receive complimentary admission to upcoming PRSA and YPN Chicago events, socials and workshops.

Click here for more details on the submission process and upcoming application deadlines. You may also view past winner articles and how they will “Pay It Forward.”

Mentorship Program

Get involved, grow connections, and share your wisdom. A small commitment (2-3 hours per month for six months) can go a long way!  The program is a great way to get more involved and give back to the PR community. Form a relationship and help today’s young professionals create and work to achieve their career goals. Become a mentor today! Or, if you’re interested in pairing with a mentor (as a mentee), let us know.

Click here for details on how to get involved in our mentorship program.

For More Information

For more information, email Erika Kubik and Tanner Walters, 2018 YPN co-chairs.

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