About The Columbus Young Professionals Club

The CYP CLUB gets reviewed on Yelp

September 29, 2010
Reviewed by Jeana H. on 9/29/2010

Yet another reason why Columbus is badass? This city is hoppin' with young pros, 10,000 of which take part in this (not so) little organization - one of the top three young professional networks in the US!

Reasons why I love CYP:

1. FREE membership - rather than pay a flat rate per year, you only pay for the events you're interested in attending, many of which only cost $5-$10 dollars and tend to include free food/drinks

2. Variety - CYP events can be seasonal sports leagues, socials, networking breakfasts, movie nights, local cultural events, etc. You name it, CYP's probably got it. They're open to suggestions for new venues and ideas so you never know what will be offered next.

3. Networking - I might be a little biased on this one coming from a PR background, but I LOVE that this group incorporates people from all different professions. Events are a great way to step out of your comfort zone and meet some really interesting people.

4. Leadership and volunteer opportunities - with weekly events and access to hundreds of non-profits, clearly these opportunities will present themselves. They're another great way to access and connect with the community.

With so many members, events can be overwhelming at times. The business events can get stuffy sometimes too, but I suppose that's to be expected since I'm probably one of the youngest members in the group (yeah, 22!)

Either way, if you're young and looking for fun, networking and sweet experiences in Columbus, you should probably join CYP.

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