In the summer of 2016, GABC leadership met with interested GABC members to found the GABC Young Professionals Group (GABC YP). The mission of GABC YP is to connect and empower young professionals through social and business networking opportunities in the German-American community of Boston and beyond. It is open to all students, recent grads, postdocs, interested mentors, and any members at the early stages of their careers.
As a priority right from the start, GABC YP also initiated a new Mentoring Program which brings together young and experienced professionals in purposeful, mutually rewarding relationships. The mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication, and involves engagement of both parties in exchanging ideas, discussing progress and setting goals for further development.
In addition to the Mentoring Program, the GABC YP organizes events that speak to their unique needs. These events are organized and hosted by members of the GABC YP Steering Committee, with support from GABC leadership, GABC members, the German Consulate General Boston, and members of the German-American professional community.
The objective of GABC YP is to connect and empower early-career professionals through social and business networking opportunities in the German-American community of Boston and beyond. We are open to professionals at early stages of their careers, from industry and academia including students, postdocs and recent grads.
We envision the YP community as an entry point into the broader GABC network. We facilitate connections and networking opportunities to experienced professionals in the Greater Boston area from various industries.
“GABC Young Professionals – connect & empower”
The YPs are represented by the YP Steering Committee which recruits, appoints its members and meets on a regular basis. The Steering Committee elects a Chair, Vice Chair (or joint Co-Chairs) and a Secretary to the YP Committee for a 12–month term (procedural details are proposed in the appendix) .
Experienced GABC members may function as appointed YP Advisors.
One Steering Committee member may be proposed to serve on the GABC Board of Directors as the YP representative.
Subcommittees may be formed to lead efforts in the areas below:
The YP Charter may be revised and amended by the majority of the YP Committee.
A discounted individual GABC Membership fee is available for early-career professionals, including recent grads and postdocs. The YP-membership discount can be claimed for a maximum period of 3 years, before transitioning to a full GABC membership fee.
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