NJ Young Professionals Event

March 28, 2010

The Young Professionals Multi-Group Mixer is an extraordinary event that will combine both business and social networking. 400-500 Young Professionals from 26 different YP organizations are expected to attend the EIGHTH bi-annual event scheduled for April 22nd at the Heldrich in New Brunswick, NJ.  Registration is now open so grab a ticket and save the date!



Atmosphere:

* This event is strictly for those 21-39 years old and is open to all career types.

* The YP Mixer will run like an extended cocktail hour with drink specials and passed hors d’oeuvres.  

* Lights and music will be low but not too low.

* The dress code is Business or Business Casual.

* Bring at least 30 to 60 business cards and any literature you may have.  Some past participants have also brought resumes and portfolios.



Information Tables:

Various organization and companies will have an information table set-up. Stop by to obtain literature, enter raffles, and grab freebies!  



AIA Member Cost:

$10 in advance

$20 at the door



Non-Member Cost:

$20 online or at the door


Registration:
You may register online for this event at www.aia-nj.org/empro/indexNew.shtml


Tickets are not mailed, but your name will be kept at the door. All sales are final.



UNEMPLOYED OPTION:

Are you looking for a new job?  Unemployed attendees will be given a glow bracelet.   This will help recruiters and those looking to hire find you quickly in the crowd!  



Specials:

Complimentary passed hors d’ oeuvres for the first two hours.

$4.00 Domestic beers and $5.00 Imported beers

$7.00 Wines and $8.00 Mixed drinks



Pre-Party and After-Party:

Everyone is invited to meet up at Christopher’s Bar (within the hotel) before and after the YP Mixer!  If you arrive early the beautiful bar is the perfect spot to relax.  Also if you want to continue any conversations after the YP Mixer ends we encourage everyone to gather there.  Find information about Christopher’s on The Heldrich website.

Directions/Parking:

Valet is available. To park for 4 hours is $10.00, 4 to 10 hours is $15.
There is no self-parking area designated on the Hotel premises but there are several garages in the area and street parking is also available.
 Parking info click here.

This YP Mixer is by invite only and will include members from the following organizations:

1.    AIA-NJ Young Architects Forum

2.    APA-NJ Young Planner Group

3.    Architecture for Humanity – Newark Chapter

4.    Cape May County Chamber of Commerce YPN

5.    Central Jersey Young Adult Club

6.    Cook College Young Alumni

7.    Jersey Club Sports

8.    Jersey Young Urban Professionals

9.    Jewish Graduate Students & Young Professionals (JGAP) of Princeton

10.   LetMyPeopleGo.com

11.   Mercer County Young Business Leaders Council

12.    Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce

13.    National Society of Black Engineers Central Jersey Alumni Extension

14.    NetParty.com

15.    New Jersey Real Estate Social Network

16.    New Jersey State Bar Association

17.    New Jersey Young Gay Professionals

18.    New Jersey Young Professionals

19.    New Jersey Young Republican Federation

20.    NJ Young Latino Professionals

21.    Rutgers Alumni Association Young Alumni

22.    Somerset County United Way Young Professionals

23.    Team Charity

24.    The Younger Women’s Task Force of New Jersey

25.    Young Professionals for Planned Parenthood

26.    Young Sierrans

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4 responses to “NJ Young Professionals Event”

  1. Bruce Brattstrom, AIA says:

    I find it interesting that AIA-NJ would enforce ‘strickly for those ages: 21-39’ only to attend this event. Since, when you eliminate the older members due to age (ages above 39) or younger members under 21 that some members both young and old may feel that this is age discrimination. Is this something the AIA-NJ really wants to promote?

    To me a young architect professional is anyone who has his license for for less than 10 years with no age restriction. Perhaps there should be an old architects forum?

    • aianj says:

      This event was in coordination with other young professional groups, and those groups had the age limit restrictions. For this event we conformed to those restrictions. By AIA a young architect professional is, you are correct, a person who has had their license for less than 10 years.

      And we would welcome you if you would like to start an “AIA-NJ old architects forum”.

  2. Jerry Eben, AIA says:

    Bruce: as a fellow old architect, I feel your pain though because I am older than you there might be more of it! However, as a former Jaycee (age restriction of 21-36, I believe in the young and what they can bring to the table by organizing in a seperate group, so long as they participate in the larger PARENT group of AIA-NJ and AIA Sections that they also belong too. We need these young energetic members to help us w/our standard projects and any new ideas w/their youth, that they can bring to the table. They are the future of AIA and of the profession, and I welcome them w/my old arms! We need their energy and vitality and that especially goes for involvement in APAC, because without them, the old folk and those in between them and us are sure not to have our profession much longer if we do not step up to the plate and DONATE!

  3. Bruce Brattstrom, AIA says:

    Jerry,

    I am not dissagreeing with having an event for the younger age groups, I am simply pointing out that older members (over 39) that may have just received there Architect’s license is considered a ‘young Architect by AIA standards’ having there license less than 10 years (No matter what ther age is) and younger members (under 21) may feel left out of this ‘young’ event.

    By eliminating those AIA members who are under 21, many of which may consist of: Intern-Architects, College students, Student Chapters of the AIA, AIAS , Associate Achitects, etc, they could not attend if they are under 21.

    As a past IDP Coordinator for Newark & Suburban Chapter of the AIA, This was a common concern for the younger members feeling welcome at our events and seeing ‘Value’ as a AIA member. Perhaps in the future we can open our arms a little wider and allow these members to attend.

    Regarding the Jaycees, If I’m not mistaken, I believe the starting age is 18 years old.

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