Young Professionals

Welcome to the Young Professionals Community

Our goal is to provide relevant information for young professionals in their early career stage or in graduate school. 

The Young Professionals Community (YPC) is always looking for those desiring more involvement. There is a range of opportunities with varying time commitments to fit you. Please contact a current YPC Executive Committee member for more information.

 YPC MISSION

  • Bring young professionals into ASABE professional membership.
  • Promote the transition from preprofessional/student membership.
  • Confront issues facing young professionals and provide necessary training and discussion.
  • Provide a social body that extends networking opportunities to its members.
  • Promote society objectives among YPC members.
  • Foster formation of young professional communities at the section level.

Young Professionals Community Executive Committee


YPC-Sponsored Events at the ASABE Annual International Meeting

ASABE's Annual International Meeting (AIM) is an excellent place to meet peers, expand your knowledge and professional network, and gather fresh ideas that will accelerate your career. YPC ensures there are plenty of activities specifically designed to meet the unique interests of young professionals.

  • Dinner Social—This is an opportunity to meet other young professionals!
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses—YPC puts together CPDs that focus on skills and tools that young professionals focus on in their career.
  • Fun Run/Walk—YPC organizes an Annual Fun Run/Walk Sunday morning of the ASABE Annual International Meeting. All the proceeds support future YPC events focused oYPC Hosts a Fun Run each year at the Annual Meetingn young member retention during the transition from student to professional.
  • Annual Meeting Orientation—YPC hosts an annual informational session entitled "What You Didn't Know About ASABE" from 7:00 to 8:00 am Monday just prior to the general session of the ASABE Annual International Meeting.
  • Graduate Student Social—This event will provide an informal setting for graduate students from all over the world to meet up, socialize, and make connections with each other.
  • Guide to Professional Licensure—Studying for a Fundamentals of Engineering or Professional Licensure Exam? Or just have questions about professional licensure? YPC, along with ASABE's International Student Branch and Professional Engineers Institute, bring you an opportunity to ask our panel of registered professional engineers questions related to the FE or PE exam and professional practice.
  • Local Production Agriculture Invited Speaker—Join the YPC for a dive into local production agriculture.
  • Local Agricultural Tour—Join the YPC sponsored tour to learn more about the local production agriculture.
  • Graduate Student Professional Development Event—An invited panel of esteemed members of our society from different academic and professional backgrounds will share their experiences with current and future graduate students.
  • Graduate Student Involvement Committee Meeting—Have ideas, thoughts, or concerns about AIM’s events for graduate students? Looking to get more involved with YPC and ASABE? We would love to have you!
  • YPC Business Meeting—Join us for the Young Professional Community Business Meeting to discuss YPC programming throughout the year and at AIM.  Come to learn how the YPC can better serve you and the 34-and-younger community and what leadership opportunities are available.

YPC Subcommittees

YPC also evaluates areas that help support overall ASABE strategic goals. Our subcommittees deal with Society programs from a young-professional perspective and are open to the entire young professional community. If you are interested in being involved on our current subcommittees listed below, please email: ypc@asabe.org.

Current Subcommittees

  • Annual International Meeting YPC Events
  • Local Section Involvement
  • Young Professional Outreach
  • International Communication and Outreach
  • Technical Committee Involvement
  • “Graphics on Call”—Promotional Communications
  • Graduate Student Involvement

Do you think there is an area of discussion or issue that merits YPC attention? Submit a subcommittee idea using the form found under "YPC Tools" elsewhere on this page.


YPC Projects Using Initiative Funds

  • Leadership Conference
  • AIM Childcare Services
  • Standards Video
  • AIM Orientation Tool
  • Book Club

Enjoy the following video, which was produced by the YPC:

 

Twenty Years of Leadership

YPC 20th Anniversary Logo

In 2023 the Young Professionals Community will mark its twentieth anniversary, and we're excited to be celebrating two decades of supporting and connecting young professionals in ASABE. 

YPC was an idea that a small group developed in 2001 to help retain student members. This small group took the initiative to develop bylaws and submit to the Board of Trustees for approval. In 2003 the first business meeting and election were held. Since that time, YPC has implemented many programs and opportunities. 


We will be celebrating our twentieth year by having regular articles in Resource about YPC, history, growth, and fundraising opportunities ("$20 for 20"), and by hosting reunion events at the 2023 Annual International Meeting in Omaha. Celebrate with us by enjoying the stories that we share and by joining us in Omaha.