ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP
Founded in 2019, Tampa Young Professionals Association provides a unique platform for a select group of driven business professionals in the area looking to collaborate with like-minded individuals. There are various levels of membership which we will go over below, however we encourage anyone, no matter if you are just starting out in your career, just recently relocated to the Tampa Bay market, or are well-established in your profession but are looking to do more locally, to consider joining us as we grow in 2020. Membership levels for the upcoming year are Student Ambassador, Group Member, Group Leader, and Mentor.
The Student Ambassador membership is intended for upperclassman (rising seniors graduating within the next 12 months), or graduate students of universities/colleges seeking to begin networking with accomplished professionals in the area. Tampa YPA will be looking to work with the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa in 2020 to assist in promoting the Student Ambassador program within their schools of business. Student Ambassador membership is no cost, however the expectation to stay in good standing is that you attend one Monday Mixers and one Connections Third Thursday Event per quarter, and are a vital part in the marketing of events/content via social media. After the first year, the student ambassador membership will automatically be upgraded to group member.
The Group Member is Tampa YPA’s standard membership. This provides you with complimentary access to all Connections Third Thursday events as well as all Monday Mixers for 2020. You will receive a special membership physical card to display at the door of venues, and inclusion on our email newsletter, sent bi-weekly, full of updates on upcoming events, volunteer/community outreach opportunities, special members only contests, exclusive career opportunities, and much more. The Group Member annual dues are $77 for a limited time as a part of our pre-launch announcement (ends Super Bowl Sunday). Standard price is $97 per year.
The Group Leader is an unique opportunity to take on a leadership opportunity in a growing networking group from day one. Group Leaders will be looked to assist in marketing upcoming Tampa YPA events, sourcing potential sponsors or exhibitors whose corporate values align with our vision, assist with greeting attendees at events, provide ideas for future events, and share feedback post-event. Finally, and perhaps most important, Group Leaders will serve as point of contact for our quarterly Saturday Super Day volunteer/community outreach events. If you are interested in potentially stepping up to be a Group Leader, contact us here. Group Leaders membership is $97 per year.
The final membership designation is a mentor. Mentors, regardless of age, are looked at as trailblazers in their respective industry, natural leaders who have been wildly successful, and now look to pay it forward by investing in the future. Mentors would be asked to connect with a student ambassador and forge a mentor/mentee relationship with them with formal 1:1 coaching calls as they wrap up school, and much like Group leaders, at events, represent Tampa YPA and our vision by greeting attendees. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact us here. Mentors membership is $97 per year.