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PYP Celebrates Black History Month

By andocia | February 26, 2021

In February we commemorate, and celebrate the contributions made to our nation by people of African descent through the recognition of Black History Month. Almost a century ago in 1926, Carter G. Woodson established a week devoted to the contributions of the black community. In 1976, in honor of our nation’s bicentennial, this was extended to an entire month.…

PYP Interview: The Diversity & Inclusion Board Chair Derrick Maultsby, Jr.

By andocia | February 16, 2021

Pittsburgh Young Professional’s (PYP) Public Relations Committee recently sat down with Derrick Maultsby, Jr., the board advisor for the newest PYP committee, Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss his accomplishments and goals for the future of PYP. Derrick is a Pittsburgh native, corporate lawyer, and co-founder of both the Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit and Tech…

5 Ways In 2021 To Market Yourself

By andocia | January 19, 2021

Make a strategy: stick with it! Starting the new year off right means creating a marketing strategy. Step one is deciding where you want to go from where you are. Do you want to find a new position? Move up in your company? Get that new year raise? No matter what your goal is, a…

Goal Setting for the New Year

By andocia | January 13, 2021

When it comes to setting personal goals, be they career, financial, personal, it helps to understand three basic things: Who am I? Why am I here? What matters most and what matters least? Who Am I?  In medieval times, nobility brandished a coat-of-arms.  Originating to establish identification on the battlefield, they evolved to symbolize connections…

Ring in 2020 with New Networking Trends

By andocia | December 24, 2020

I have to admit that when I chat about PYP to non-members, they seem surprised when discussing the community I have grown and the friends I have accrued. I cherish my PYP community and many of them have become personal friends that blossomed from simply attempting to build my occupational network.   A lot of young…

5 Safe and Fun Family Activities for this Winter

By andocia | December 15, 2020

The holidays are in full swing and everyone is trying to find creative and safe ways to celebrate. Whether it’s adapting old traditions to be safe or creating entirely new ones, there are many activities you can do with your family and friends this holiday season.  Keep reading for 5 ideas of things you can…

Having a Lucid Dream Career

By andocia | 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 andocia | 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 andocia | 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 andocia | 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…