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 Chicago area.
  • 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. 


Tasting Like a Sommelier

Roosevelt alum Michael McCann

Wine tasting event led by alumnus Michael McCann, Education '11, business owner and sommelier at Vacillate Wine and Beer Bar of Miami, FL on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 6:30 PM CST.


Leaders Eat Last

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.


Working Lunch Series

Three friends of Roosevelt University at an alumni luncheon

The Working Lunch Series: Positioning Young Professionals for Success at Work on May 17-20, 2021 at Noon CST. More details to come on this three-day lunch power hour series.

We are seeking presenters. Are you interested in presenting a workshop/webinar for this?

Submit your presentation

Recent graduates automatically receive invites to Young Professionals Association events. Be sure to update your contact information to receive future communications.

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).

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