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Having a Lucid Dream Career

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | December 3, 2020

Whether you’ve spent a number of years in school to get your degree or you’ve bypassed that (nearly) lifetime of burdensome student loan debt to work from the ground up in an entry-level position, it is likely that your initial ambition was to survive running the gauntlet of gatekeepers and hiring manager interviews to be…

‘Tis the Season

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | December 1, 2020

We at PYP have dedicated 2020 to be more inclusive. During this time of year, we want to take the time to wish all of you a happy holiday season and take some time to honor other holidays around the world during this time. DiwaliMid-October – Mid-NovemberDiwali is a festival of lights and one of…

Turkey Day PYP Picks

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | November 17, 2020

Enjoy our 2020 PYP Members’ favorite holiday recipes this Thanksgiving! Jacquie Foradori, 2020 President The Best Roast Turkey Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leavesGrated zest of 1 lemon1 (12- to 14-pound) fresh turkey1 large yellow onion, unpeeled and cut in eighths1 lemon, quartered8 sprigs fresh thyme4 tablespoons (½ stick)…

2020 Friendsgiving Ideas

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | November 3, 2020

Winter is coming early to Pittsburgh with our first snowfall on November 2. All this wintry weathers gave us some inspiration to scour for some ideas on how to celebrate a low key and less stressful Friendsgiving. According to some sources, Friendsgiving came about in 2007 and is a time that you gather with your besties right…

6 Tips for Looking and Feeling Your Best During the COVID-19 Recovery

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | October 6, 2020

After spending most of your time at home this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might feel like you need to change up your routine as restrictions lift. If you’re stuck in a career rut, seeking local networking opportunities through Pittsburgh Young Professionals can boost your prospects. In addition to working on your professional goals, focusing…

Ways to Celebrate Oktoberfest in 2020

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | September 29, 2020

It’s that time of year again! You can smell the pumpkin spice in the air and feel the warmth of the sweater on your shoulders. And you know what that means – Oktoberfest season is upon us. As the world’s largest “Volksfest”, Oktoberfest had some fairly fancy beginnings in Munich, Germany in 1810. Originally intended…

5 Side Hustles You Can Start in September

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | September 15, 2020

Everyone is feeling the weight of quarantine recently. In Pittsburgh, we all wanted to head out on the Regatta, chill with friends at VineRewind, rock out at Deutschtown Music Festival, and squeeze in some networking events with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. Unfortunately, those and other events we were looking forward to turned virtual, were cut short,…

Pro-Pet Parenting Tips from Pittsburgh Young Professionals

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | September 1, 2020

Work from home has become the new way of life for many young professionals, bringing a number of challenges. But, one obstacle many did not see coming was a new set of furry co-workers. That’s why we have asked our proud, young professional pet parents for their advice about working with their new fluffy office…

Black Owned Business In Pittsburgh You Should Check Out

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | August 4, 2020

At PYP, we are committed to making changes and to helping the community. Over the past few months, we have often taken the time out to present to our members (past, present, and future) local businesses. In order to celebrate the month of August (National Black Business Month) ,we want to feature black owned businesses…

PYP Gold Partner: Meet Jen Barker Worley!

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | July 7, 2020

PYP would love to introduce you to one of our Gold Partners, Jen Barker Worley Photography. Proud to be a “second generation photographer”, her father bought the custom picture frame shop in 1976 in the downtown Pittsburgh Kaufmann’s Department store. He later expanded the business to include an art gallery.  All the while, Jen was…

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