Young Professionals Association

The Young Professionals Association is a premier networking group comprised of recent Roosevelt graduates and alumni across all industries. Join the alumni group to network and further promote your degree.

Being part of this community offers young professionals opportunities to make meaningful connections with one another by participating in fun social events, programs and other activities.


Participants will:

  • Enhance their network by connecting with young leaders in the alumni community.
  • Learn from a vibrant community while expanding their own personal/professional skills and knowledge.
  • Advance their career through professional development opportunities.
  • Strengthen their connection to Roosevelt University. 


Leaders Eat Last Book Discussion | Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 PM CST

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Self-paced reading and virtual book discussion of the New York Times bestseller Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST. The book club discussion will be moderated by Dina Mutawi (M.A. Human Resource Mgmt., ’18).


Working Lunch Series: Positioning Young Professionals for Success at Work
May 17-20, 2021 at Noon CST

Oftentimes upon graduation, young professionals can have a limited understanding of how to be a successful, contributing team member. While fully-equipped and eager to get started, the lack of skills necessary to be successful in the workplace can sidetrack a newer employee.

In this week-long professional development series, our newest graduates will hear how to manage the transition from student to a young professional careerist from some young professionals in the field. Attend one or all of the sessions and bring your lunch as well! Event links sent with registration confirmation.

Monday, May 17
12-1 PM CST
Tuesday, May 18
12-1 PM CST
Wednesday, May 19
12-1 PM CST
Thursday, May 20
12-1 PM CST
4 Pillars to Achieve Consistent
Success Without Burnout
Achieving Professional Visibility Through Content Creation
What Does it Take to be a Leader? 
Having a Growth Mindset


Meet & Greet: Welcome to our NEW! YPA Co-Chairs
Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 PM CST

Mutawi and Alvarado headsot

Come find out more about YPA and meet the new co-chairs, Dina Mutawi (M.A. Human Resource Mgmt., ’18) and Amber Alvarado (M.S. Integrated Marketing Comm., ’17). Young Professionals Association offers opportunities for recent graduates to meet other alumni, share experiences and network in a social environment while boosting your career and personal development. We will also discuss ideas/topics for the monthly afterhours meet-ups.


Recent Graduates Are Our Young Professionals

Young professionals have access to all of the standing alumni benefits: career services, library access, networking events, access to mentorship, lifelong learning, etc. 

Dedicated participation as an association member can unlock these additional benefits:

  • Directory of participating association members.
  • A letter of reference from the program director.
  • Professional headshot.
  • An authored spotlight of your accomplishments published on LinkedIn (as available to accommodate).
  • Discounted access for your company to host a table at the Lakers Leadership Institute (not available yet).

Be sure to update your contact information to receive future communications.

If you would like to serve in a leadership position for the association, please apply to express your interest.