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Honing in on Purpose

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | July 14, 2022

Thomas Weeden’s story offers a sharp reminder that few of us have the luxury of knowing where our careers will take us. For Thomas, his determination and curiosity led him to where he is today, a recruitment and outreach manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. But it didn’t start that way. When…

Why does Matt Horan volunteer to lead PYP?

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | June 23, 2022

The board has allowed me to develop my professional skills including project management, relationship building, managerial duties, and creating initiatives.

Why does Kelly Frey volunteer to lead PYP?

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | June 23, 2022

I joined the board to enhance my leadership skills and resume.

Why does Danielle Bruno McDermott volunteer to lead PYP?

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | June 23, 2022

I joined the board of PYP to hone in on my leadership skills and build my network. I have found the experience to be tremendously rewarding. 

What Do You Want To Do for a Living? Part III

By Claire Baer | June 16, 2022

The last part of a three-part professional journey series featuring Claire Baer, PYP’s professional development advisor.

What Do You Want To Do for a Living? Part II

By Claire Baer | June 2, 2022

This is part one of a two-part series featuring Claire Baer, an entrepreneur and the professional development advisor for the PYP Board of Directors.

What Do You Want To Do for a Living?

By Claire Baer | May 19, 2022

How one entrepreneur approached this universal question in pursuit of thriving We love telling our members’ stories about their unique professional journeys. This is part one of a two-part series featuring Claire Baer, an entrepreneur and the professional development advisor for the PYP Board of Directors. As the bartender in my hometown’s favorite restaurant, one…

Key Points for Negotiating a New Employment Offer

By Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business | May 19, 2022

Knowing what to do during job contract negotiations is critical, and here are six key points to help you review and discuss a new offer.

What does the Pittsburgh arts scene have to offer you?

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | May 5, 2022

With Wendy Parkulo Pittsburgh has a bustling fine arts scene and a rich cultural district downtown. We asked Pittsburgh Opera Group Sales Manager and PYP member Wendy Parkulo why young professionals, or anyone today, would want to explore the local art scene for themselves.   Parkulo recently helped coordinate a PYP outing to see “Carmen” at…

Thinking of Joining the Great Resignation? Put Corporate Culture at the top of your Wish List

By Katie Bennett, M.Ed. | April 28, 2022

A record 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in November 2021, the U.S. Labor Department reported in early January. This newest record comes at the end of a year that saw abnormally high numbers of employees putting in their two weeks’ notice to pursue other opportunities. These startling statistics are evidence of what the media…