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.

YPABeing 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. 


Laker Leadership Conference

MAY 23-24

The Laker Leadership Conference is a NEW two-day in-person conference featuring young alumni as presenters on over 15 professional and personal topics, a keynote address, diversity training plus wellness, service, and fun networking/social experience. The conference also features an employer and resource expo.


RU & Schaumburg YP Biz AfterHours


March 31, 2022   5-8 PM
Westwood Tavern, 1385 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173

Enjoy the company of fellow young alumni professionals who are leading in their industries and community. Network and make connections among RU alumni and the Schaumburg YoPros at this business afterhours cocktail reception to ensure you thrive this year!


YPs Teaching in the 21st Century


Join our young professionals to talk about teaching in the 21st century and the challenges and achievements of hybrid learning including panelist Rebecca Moss (BA Special Education '16) Thornton Fractional North High School Dept. Chair of Special Education, 2021 Young Professional achievement alumni awardee. 


Let’s Find Your Perfect Match


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


Resume Tips to Land Interview for Your Dream Career


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



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.