FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ira Johnson (303) 818-0926
Dan Kobler (303) 725-5141
October 4th, 2012, Denver. CO – Preparing for the future is one of the best investments a young professional can make in their self and career. During these times of a slow economy and many candidates battling for the same position, gaining an edge is key. This is why Mile High Young Professionals, a Denver-based Young Professionals education and networking organization, will host the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit (RMYPS) on October 19-20.
Thousands of young professionals enter the work force every year; as a young professional do your skills stand out from the crowd? Join the RMYP Summit and gain the tools for leadership, motivation for success, and build camaraderie with peers.
Young professionals from across the United States will gather to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from a powerful list of engaging speakers including two Keynotes: one by Richard Franklin, Father of Olympian Missy Franklin and Regional Director of the Clean Tech Open and another by Bill Vidal, Former Mayor of Denver, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver President and CEO.
Additionally, the two-day summit will offer unique social events, engaging speakers, enlightening breakout sessions, a professional networking event, tradeshow, awards banquet and more. It is an event young professionals can’t afford to miss.
On the fence about taking time out of your busy schedule to attend RMYPS? Consider these eye-opening facts:
15 Most Frightening Facts for Young Professionals (Careerealism.com)
- College education has gone up 23% in the last 10 years.
- Starting salaries have dropped 11% in the last 10 years.
- Less than 50% of students ever see the financial return on their investment in an advanced degree.
- 70 million baby boomers who should be retiring are staying in the job market, thus preventing new grads from entry into the workplace.
- 90% of young people feel they have to go to college in order to get a job. Most don’t know why they should go or what they should study.
- $100,000 is a reasonable fee for a top state or private university education.
- Less than 30% of students gain experience in a professional setting while they are still in school.
- 25 is the average age of a college grad before moving out of a parent’s house.
- 80% of jobs are achieved through networking.
- Less than 20% of grads had jobs when they graduated last year.
- The job seeker to job ratio is 6:1. Yikes!
- A young person will only spend an average of 18 months in a job.
- Today’s college grad can expect 9 careers with an average of 3 jobs in each one.
- It’s estimated that it will take 5 years to recoup the jobs we’ve lost from the recession.
- It’s estimated that it will take 10 years to fully recover from this recession.
Want to get involved? Mile High Young Professionals is in search of businesses to sponsor this unique event. Benefits include recognition as an official sponsor, exposure throughout Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region, booth space at the tradeshow and access to the region’s most respected groups and top young professionals.
About Mile High Young Professionals
Mile High Young Professionals was created to fit the need for a universal Young Professionals resource in the Denver metro area. MHYP's mission is to empower Young Professionals in Denver with all of the tools necessary to accomplish their professional and personal goals. This includes relationships developed through networking events, educational seminars, community awareness and volunteering, professional and intramural sporting events and good old-fashioned business development.