Upcoming Events


Microsoft Teams Training for Young Professionals
March 10 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | FO 1.206C

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is gracious enough to provide a Microsoft Teams training especially for the members of UTD YP!


March General Body Meeting
March 12 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | SSA 14.265

Join us as we continue our theme of GROWING through Professional Development during the month of March. Andrew Helgesen, Assistant Director of the Student Union will present on persistence, UTD’s culture and great tips for any young professional here at UTD.


Lead From Where You Are: Young Professionals Edition
March 18 | 12 – 1 p.m. | SSA 14.244

Join us along with Terry Cartwright from the offices of Human Resources Training and Development Team for a workshop on honing leadership skills that will benefit you regardless of your title.



Past Events

Check out just a few of the awesome events hosted by the Young Professionals ERG. We aim to provide meaningful and engaging opportunities throughout the year that help to connect you with your peers, the community, and a larger knowledge network.

Summer Sendoff Social

It’s been a whirlwind summer, and now the school year is upon us. Let’s come together for one last social event to say goodbye to summer and hello fall! The board will cover some of the big wins from this year and speak on things to come, but the primary focus of this event is just to network and relax with new, existing and perspective members.


ProDev Speaker Series – The Art of Professional Communication

We are happy to announce the first ‘Grow’ event of 2019. We welcome Mallory Matyk, who will be kicking off our professional development speaker series with a wonderful presentation on “The Art of Professional Communication” and its importance in the workplace. Free lunch will be provided, but seats are limited so be sure to register using the link above.


Volunteer Event – Hot Chocolate Run

The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is seeking energetic volunteers to assist with the Hot Chocolate Runner Expo and Race Day events on February 9. The UTD Young Professionals will be participating as a group to help out at this fun event! In order to qualify for the group registration we will need at least 10 volunteers. As a thank you for volunteering, all volunteers will receive special volunteer gear.


YP Kickoff 2019 – Speed Networking & Events Overview

Attention YP Members! The time has come for our first general body meeting of 2019! This meeting will be your chance to get acquainted with fellow YP members in a fun and non-traditional way, learn about the many exciting YP ERG events on the horizon and grab some free lunch while you’re at it! All you’ll need to bring is your business cards, big energy and an appetite. We’ll take care of the rest! Don’t miss this chance to start the year off right and build the professional network you’ve always wanted! Let us know you’ll be there by registering using the link above.


Volunteer Event – Millennial Action Day

Dallas Millennials are invited to join together for a day of community service to give back to the Dallas community and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” Check in will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Forest Park 2906 Parnell St. Parking is free. Volunteer duties will primarily consist of litter pick up so please dress according to the weather. All volunteers must be registered to participate.


Holiday Dinner Social

As a way to celebrate the end of the year and all we’ve accomplished, we are happy to announce the UTD Young Professionals and BB&T Banking’s API Business Resource Group have partnered together to host a Holiday Dinner Social here on campus. Please join us for this unique networking opportunity with free food and drinks, good company, and opportunities to connect with professionals both in and outside the university. Feel free to bring guests to this event including significant others.


Coffee & Conversations

Join the Young Professionals ERG for Coffee & Conversations. This event will provide an opportunity for ERG members to connect with established higher education administrators from our campus. There will be brief remarks from our executive sponsor, Yolandé Evans, followed by intimate roundtable discussions and a networking mixer. Be sure to bring your business cards! Coffee and other light refreshments will be provided.


Comets Giving Day

Comets Giving Day is here! The Young Professionals ERG is one of the many organizations supported by this event. We encourage you to check out our initiatives, as well as a few others that have a campus-wide impact, and choose the one that moves you. All money raised for our ERG will go into our programming to allow us to give back to you, our members, in a more impactful way.


March Madness – Bracket & Happy Hour

We have created an opportunity for our members to create a bracket for this year’s March Madness. We will then be hosting a Happy Hour at American Taproom. You do not need to participate in the bracket in order to attend. This will be a fun event to mix and mingle with other members in the organization. We hope to see you there!


Tango Tab – Feed the City

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us for our first Day of Service! We will be joining Tango Tab’s Feed the City to make sandwiches for those in need. This volunteer event is probably like nothing you’ve ever done before. It isn’t merely a sandwich event, but rather an opportunity to bring people together to make an impact in our community. We will be meeting at City Works Restaurant near the Dallas Cowboys practice facility The Star in Frisco.