Want to learn more about Young Professionals Connection (YPC) in Greater Des Moines (DSM)? Follow the YPC blog, where Board of Directors, Ambassadors and guest bloggers discuss professional development, community building and more. Find board, committee and member features here as well.

Become a YPC Blogger

Want to be a blogger? Email marketing@ypcDSM.com for more information. 

YPC Board Application Deadline Fast Approaching
Find Your Future in DSM
Chamber Membership and Volunteerism Within the DSM Community
DSM Intern Connection Program Participation Leads to High Likelihood of Relocating to Des Moines
Unleashing Pawsitive Vibes: A Deeper Look at Therapy Dogs
Inclusivity Isn’t Just a Buzzword!
Why Interns Matter + How EMC is Making a Difference
Ace Resume Building: Find Your Ideal Role
What is Health + Wellness Without Gyms and Diets?
Career Growth Strategies: Overcoming Job Stagnation
Connecting to the Culture Through YPC
YPC Annual Gala Set for Aug. 5
What to Expect from the 2023 DSM Intern Connection
A YPC Kick-Off Party for the Books
Joining a Greater Des Moines Real Estate Team After High School Graduation
YPC Partners with the Iowa Architectural Foundation to Bring Young Professionals 9th Annual Sips, Samples + Sights Tour
A New Year, A New YPC Board in DSM
2022 Fellowship Cohort Makes Lasting Impression on DSM Community
High School Students Can Register Now for Business Horizons Summer Program
Busing: Easy, Inexpensive + Environmentally Friendly
Reflections on the DSM Fellowship Program Class of 2020-2022
DSM Fellows Capstone Panel: Environmental Awareness
Q+A - Bartender's Handshake
DSM Fellows Capstone Panel: Food Insecurity
DSM Fellows Capstone Panel: Redlining and Zoning
DSM Fellows Capstone Panel: Child Care
DSM Fellows Capstone Panel: Cybersecurity
Urbandale Chamber Connects Youth to Jobs + Internships
YPC 2022 President-Elect Spotlight
Des Moines: A Young, Aspiring City for Young, Aspiring Professionals
Importance of Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset as a Student
Finding Your Passion in Your 20s
Why Choose an Extended Internship?
Why I Moved to DSM for an Internship
DSM Fellowship Program Fellows Look to Improve Cultural Awareness
Finding Your Place as an Intern
How to Make an Impact as an Intern
Hybrid DSM Intern Connection Participants Complete 2021 Program
Cultivating + Retaining Youth in DSM Through Talent-Based Programming
Waukee's School-to-Work Internship Offers Real-World Work Experience
Students Reflect on the Career Opportunities Available Through Tallo
2020 Fellow Describes a Virtual DSM Fellowship Experience
Why ISG Talent Chooses DSM as Top Pick
Foster Group on the Des Moines Corporate Games Winning Platform
DSM Opportunities Fuel ISG Talent Growth
Partnership Hosts All 10 Candidates at Virtual Candidate Forums in 2020
How a Local YP Juggles Multiple Positions in DSM USA
Understanding Financial Literacy is the Key to Young Professional Success
Applications for the YPC Board of Directors Now Open
Why You Should Consider Joining the Young Professionals Connection Board
The Ultimate DSM USA A-Z Restaurant Challenge Guide
Follow These Clues to Discover Downtown DSM and Win Prizes
Here's How to Make the Most of Your Volunteer Time Off
What You Need to Vote at the Primaries on June 5
My Incredible Experience as a YP on the DMDC Trip
What Every Young Professional Needs to Know Ahead of the Primaries
Make the Most of Bike Month in Greater Des Moines (DSM)
Chili for Charity Returns to DSM USA
I'm All for Parking Changes in Downtown DSM USA
This Year's YPC Kick-Off Will Be Cooler Than Ever
YPC Committee Member Spotlight
Correcting the Cause
Policy, Politics and People
Global Greens Gardening with Refugees
Downtown DSM Litter Cleanup
Mike Jefferson | YPC Liaison
Next: Your Voice Speakers
Insight On Business
YP Day on Hill Recap
What You Need to Know for Chili for Charity
Get to know YPC Gala Keynote Speaker: Joseph Jones
YPC 2016 Webmaster
YPC 2016 Social Media Coordinator
YPC 2016 Business Relations Coordinator
YPC 2016 Student Coordinator
YPC 2016 Impact Downtown Coordinator
YPC 2016 Athletics Coordinator
YPC 2016 Community Relations Chair
YPC 2016 Membership Chair
YPC 2016 Marketing Chair
YPC 2016 Professional Development Chair
YPC 2016 Diversity Chair
YPC 2016 President
YPC 2016 Ambassador Coordinator
YPC 2016 Social Chair
YPC 2016 Civic and Culture Chair
YPC 2016 Charitable Chair
YPC 2016 At Large Chair
YPC 2016 Treasurer and Secretary
YPC 2016 President Elect
YPC 2016 Past President
Celebrate Iowa Pride at the YPIowa Conference
Seize the Speed | 5 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss this YPC Event
Washington, D.C. - This Year's Partnership Trip
The 2-Step Process that will Supercharge your Growth and Success
YPC 2016 Kickoff Party
Six Ways to Get You Drinking More Water
YPC Engages Young Professionals in the Political Scene
Expert Advice on Picking the Perfect Volunteer Opportunities
Top 5 Reasons to Attend the YPC Mad Hatter Volleyball Tournament
5 Great Reasons to Volunteer
Posture Tips to Prevent Pain: Practice Safe Tech
August Nonprofit Spotlight: Back to School!
3 Easy Ways to Step Into Your Own Power
'70s Summer Fashion Series: Part 3
Sipping, Sampling and Sightseeing with YPC
Rain or Shine, the Des Moines Farmers' Market is Waiting
YPC Played It Loud @ 80/35
'70s Summer Fashion Series: Part 2
Who's Who at this Year's Mentors and Mulligans
'70s Summer Fashion Series: Part 1
Sitting: The Smoking of Our Generation
June is National Adopt-A-Cat Month!
Risk Management Tips for YPs
Tips for Managing Your Emotions
5 Fun Ways to Prepare for the Golden Circle Games
What to Expect at the 2015 Golden Circle Games
May Nonprofit Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness Month
Tools for Staying on Budget
April Nonprofit Spotlight: Child Abuse Prevention and Services
5 Ways to Help Homeless Animals
Meet Iowa's Sister State!
The Perfect Profile Photograph
YPC Annual Event - 12/3/14
The "Hub Spot" - A New Place to Check Out!
"How To": 6 Tips for Maximizing your LinkedIn Profile
"How To": Instagram
Explore the Trail Capital of the World
Best Kept Secrets and Hidden Gems
Des Moines #1 for Young Professionals via Forbes
Healthy Eating
New Year, New Leadership Structure
Under 21 Years Old?
YP Leaders Symposium - Are YOU Going?
The Big Three - Number One: Maturity
NEXT: Recap + Tips
Netiquette For Social Media
The Des Moines Coffee Scene
2 Places to Check out This Summer!
The Art of the Follow-up: We're Not dating!
4 Tips to Stick With It!
Dressed for Success
Golden Circle Games - 30 Years Old!
Stay Motivated!
Restaurants in Des Moines: Where, What, Why
Downtown Des Moines: Check it Out!
HOW TO: Sign Up and Use "LinkedIn"
Motivate Your Employee - Without Raising Their Wage
4 Questions to ASK During an Interview
YPC Day at the Ballpark
Learn How To Be An All-star at Our NEXT: Your City Event
Introducing YPC's New Event Series... "NEXT: Des Moines"
How Is Your New Year's Resolution Going?
Is Unplugging Impossible?
Need Something Extra to Keep You Going?
Healthy Living: Exercise Advice
Work vs. Life: Balancing the two
What makes a GOOD Portfolio
Taxes: 7 Deductions People Overlook
Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters
Business Cold-Calling: Tips & Advice
Update on YPC Events
Grad School: Yes? No? Maybe?
The Etiquette of an Introduction
Planning + Running an Effective Meeting
Job Search Techniques
A "New" Vision for YPC is Upon Us!
Networking: What is Your Style?
The Annual Survey .... Next Steps
Week 9: Must Read Healthy Advice!
Week 8: Cars: To Lease or to Buy?
Week 7: Technology - Do's & Dont's
Week 6: Buying a House? Let Us Guide You!
Diversity Event Update
Week 5: Social Media. What to Do?
Week 4: Personal Appearance - The Silent Seller
Week 3: GenerationYPC
Week 2: Posture and Pain: 5 Tips for Surviving Desk-Bound Culture
Week 1: Financial Security Starts Now!
The Old, the Present, the Future = YPC's Blog is Evolving
Washington D.C: A Trip to Remember
Member Spotlight: Spring 2013
A Discussion on Civil Rights
The Point: YPC's Monthly Happy Hour
Golden Circle Games 2013: What is YOUR Dream Team?
A Lunch with Local Leaders
Morning Meetup: BitMethod
International Women's Day
The Holi Festival - An Upcoming Diversity Event Not to Miss
Spring Preview for Athletics
A Charitable Event Experience: Goodwill Industries
Membership: How Are We Improving It?
Message From Our President
A Taste of Language
Member Spotlight: Mark Spurgeon
Bringing DSM Businesses to YPC
Holiday Giving with YPC
Celebrate Election Day with YPC
Finishing Up a Great 2012 with YPC
Member Spotlight: Ernestine Blango
Dinner at Saraj - Exploring Bosnian Food
Giving Back for the World Food Prize
Make a Difference Through the YPC Board
How To "Do It All"
Connecting with Nonprofits
Member Spotlight: Liz Ackley
A Mouth-Watering Morning Meetup
The Wonder of Whiff-It
Salsa & Moolah
2012 Nonprofit Forum: Don't Miss Out!
YPC's Nonprofit Month
Escaping the Comfort Zone
Member Spotlight: Lucus Scott
Power Up, Social Security and Giving Back
Autumn: The Year's Last, Loveliest Smile.
How We YPC: Diversity and Inclusion
Apartment Hunting in Des Moines
Devour & Drink (and Network) with YPC
Team YPC
Member Spotlight
How We YPC: Volleyball & Trivia
YPC in the Morning
Connecting Through YPC
YPs Support Area Nonprofits
Mentors & Mulligans: 5 Reasons to Sign Up Today!
Do More with YPC and 80/35
How I YPC: Raygun & the Miracle League
YPC to the Rescue!
Taking Care of Business
A Little Music, A Little Wine
How We YPC: Talking LGBT Rights
Countdown to Golden Circle Games
YPC Athletics: More Than Just a Game
Trying Something Different
Member Spotlight: Lindsay Maher
Bringing YPC to D.C.
How and Why We're "Civic"
Quarterly Connection
Membership May
Member Spotlight: Mark Gelbman
How We YPC - Morning Meetup
The State of YPC
Diversity & Cricket
Creating a Sustainable Des Moines
How We YPC - Giving Back!
Member Spotlight: Phil Kreznor
Lunch with Leaders
Spring Fever: 7 Reasons to Look Forward to Spring in DSM
Bill Stowe Talks Public Works at Lunch and Learn
Philanthropy in YPC