Young Professionals Unite – Join Northwest Suburban United Way YLS for Happy Hour

Ah, the plight of being a young professional. What is your next career move? When will everyone stop asking you about your 5 and 10 year plans? How do you balance work and personal life? How do you get involved in your community? While we may not be able to answer all of these questions for you, our goal is to get you one step closer. Northwest Suburban United Way recently launched the affinity group, Young Leaders Society (YLS), in conjunction with YLS of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. While our original intentions were to provide volunteer and social opportunities in the suburbs, we quickly learned the larger need lies within providing professional development and networking opportunities. Young professionals want to learn how to advance their career and what it’s like to serve on a non-profit board. As we build our membership and initiatives, we are looking for young professionals who live or work in the northwest suburbs and are interested in joining other like-minded people every once in awhile… because sometimes you may not have all the answers, but its helpful to know you aren’t the only one with questions. If you want to learn more, connect with us; there is no financial commitment required to join YLS. We encourage you to come to our next event at Tokio Pub in Schaumburg on May 24. We will have an extended happy hour from 5:30-7:30pm where you can enjoy complimentary sushi and hear from a fascinating young professional who also serves as Vice President on the Northwest Suburban United Way Board. Paul Gallagher is a Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and splits his time between city and suburban offices. Paul spent time abroad working for Deloitte in Japan and will briefly share his career & non-profit experiences during happy hour. What better way to enjoy the quandaries of being a young professional than to have some free food and drinks while mingling with your colleagues? We hope to see you May 24. Submitted on behalf of  Nikki Morton, Development Manager Corporate & Direct Mail at Northwest Suburban United Way.  

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