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. 


To Give or Not to Give. Is Philanthropy Right for You?

Thursday, October 28 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

If someone asked you to picture a philanthropist, chances are a billionaire would come to mind. But everyday people who make modest gifts of time or money can make a big difference in their communities. Learn how these two alumni prioritize giving and choose initiatives important to them, and how giving at whatever amount at Roosevelt University makes a difference.

Featured presenters: Jared Fritz-McCarthy, MA Voice ’11 and Alex Fruin, BA Musical Arts, ’19



Laker Leadership Conference

The Laker Leadership Institute is a multi-day in-person conference, which features young alumni as presenters on professional and personal topics including two notable keynote experiences. The conference also features employers, campus resources, and the office of alumni relations in a resource fair format.


Resume Tips to Land Interview for Your Dream Career

 Thursday, December 9
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

10 tips to help elevate your resume (i.e. content, color, use of fonts) to catch a prospective employer’s eye for an interview to land your dream career. Learn from alumna and Certified Professional Resume Writer the most common interview questions and how to effectively answer them in an interview.

Featured presenter: Nyrobi Wheeler, BA Business Administration ’06, MBA ’11

Let’s Find Your Perfect Match

Thursday, February 9, 2022
11 AM-12 PM CST

The workplace is changing rapidly as are the many ways to find and apply for jobs.  It can be hard in this age of LinkedIn,, online skill assessments, and the gig economy to get a real sense of the best way to go about searching for a job and standing out from the rest. Hear from Steven Rosenblum, partner at L5P talent search firm insights on how to navigate job postings, research companies, present an attractive portfolio, and find your perfect match.

Presenter: Steven Rosenblum, partner at L5P talent search firm


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.