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Goal Setting for the New Year

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | 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 like families,…

Ring in 2020 with New Networking Trends

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | 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 Pittsburgh Young Professionals | 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 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,…