Starting your career is one of the most exciting points in your life. Every day is full of potential – and you’re undoubtedly very excited to get on the fast track to success in your field. If you’re starting in Tampa, one way to make the most of what the city has to offer for your career is to join a networking group for young professionals.
Tampa is home to several networking groups (many that utilize the city’s co-working spaces) , but the ones below cater specifially to young professionals just getting started in their careers. Follow the links below to get started with a group – it’s a sure way to make new friends in your field and learn and grow professionally.
Bay Area Young Professionals (BAYP)
The Bay Area Young Professionals are an organization dedicated to helping young professionals in Tampa connect and develop. They welcome members between ages 21-40, and this group is popular among entrepreneurs. In addition to being a great place to meet like-minded professionals, BAYP also hosts many events that help give back to the Tampa area community.
Emerge Tampa Bay
Emerge is a group that’s focused on leadership among young professionals. The members work to develop tomorrow’s leaders in the area, and have a specific focus on 21-40 year old professionals. Part of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Emerge hosts many events throughout the year and also offers community outreach opportunities.
Tampa Bay Young Professionals
Tampa Bay Young Professionals is a group focused on getting socially adjusted to the Tampa Bay lifestyle through meeting other young professionals. The group organizes meetups, dinners, social outings and tours so that young professionals age 23-39 can connect and get to know the area together. If you’re new to the Tampa area, this group will help welcome you to the city.
Are you part of a professional networking group? Interested in learning more about networking opportunities in Tampa? Contact me for more information.
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