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Make Minnesota Yours

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invite young professional groups to an exciting evening of recruiting, networking, food and fun!

The Concept

Leaving home to launch a career in a new city is both exciting and frightening, liberating and isolating. For young interns, transitioning to life in an unfamiliar city — plugging into the social scene, getting involved in community, and forming meaningful, lasting relationships — can be especially challenging.

On Tuesday, July 26, Torch Community and MinnPost’s YPN will welcome new metro-area interns to “Make Minnesota Yours,” an entertaining evening showcasing all the Twin Cities has to offer young professionals. This unique event will feature an informational fair with local young professionals groups, a Minnesota trivia challenge, a YP social calendar for the upcoming year, networking, and more.

“Make Minnesota Yours” is a chance for newcomers to explore the many organizations, career development programs, social groups, volunteer activities, and exciting cultural events the Twin Cities has to offer — all while enjoying delicious food and drinks, socializing, and competing in a killer trivia game!

Throughout the evening, a full bar and concessions will be available for purchase from SEVEN Steakhouse, Sushi, Ultralounge and Skybar. The expert chefs with SEVEN’s new catering service will prepare dishes from their amazing restaurant menus, including traditional American and Italian cuisines and fresh sushi — on-site, just for us!

YP Groups – Join In!

Take advantage of this opportunity to reach out to potential new members! Participate in the YP Group Information Fair!

Each participating YP group will have a designated station in the Skyway Event Center lobby, with table space to display posters and other marketing materials.

With scores of interns to talk to, we recommend sending a minimum of two or three representatives from your organization.

If your YP group would like to be included in the information fair, please email ypn@minnpost.com with the name of your organization and the number of representatives that will be attending.

Additionally, YP group reps should register through our “Make Minnesota Yours” Eventbrite page.


5:30 p.m.   Registration Opens
5:35 p.m.   YP Groups Resource Fair Begins; Mix & Mingle
5:45 p.m.   Informal Welcome – Nathan Magel, Event Chair
6:30 p.m.   Event Program Begins
6:30 p.m.   Official Welcome – Patwin Lawrence, President of Torch;
Audra Otto, Coordinator of MinnPost’s YPN
6:40 p.m.   Minnesota YP Trivia Challenge – M.C.: Jeff Guntzel, MinnPost
7:30 p.m.   Prizes Awarded
8:35 p.m.   YP Groups Resource Fair & Networking
8:00 p.m.   Event close

More details to come!

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