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New Career Development Conference Targets Milwaukee’s Young Professionals

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals hosts City of Milwaukee’s First Conference for Young Business Professionals

Milwaukee, Wis. ‐ (May 17, 2010) – As the City of Milwaukee continues battling with high unemployment rates and a fragile job market, local young professionals are receiving some much needed help in remaining competitive in today’s workforce.

The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) will host the city’s first conference geared toward young business executives, offering a series of workshops and initiatives that focus on personal, professional and career development. The MULYP Development Conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cardinal Stritch University, in Glendale, Wis.

“MULYP is responding to the needs of today’s young professionals. Most are either facing increased responsibilities and challenges at work due to company downsizing and hiring freezes, or they’re in the job market,” said Richard Badger, president of the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals.

“We’re offering a low‐cost, yet high quality conference that would help young professionals of various levels advance in their professional tracks and careers.”

The MULYP Development Conference complements the organization’s ongoing commitment to empower its members and the Milwaukee community in taking claim over their careers and personal development.

Suited for a range of professionals (from entry to upper management, as well as those seeking employment or exploring entrepreneurship), the half‐day event features 12 workshops and presentations led by Milwaukee‐area experts, covering topics such as business etiquette, leading effective meetings, starting your own business, personal marketing and more. A CEO roundtable panel discussion will feature leaders from Milwaukee‐area businesses, and a Resource Center will offer information on job openings, resume reviews and mock interviews, and more.

The event is sponsored by Milwaukee‐based Direct Supply, Inc., an innovative company devoted to the success of the senior care continuum. Among speakers and participating businesses, the conference welcomes Dr. Robert Davis, president of the Milwaukee Zoological Society, Kelly Leadership Group, LLC, African‐American Leadership Program, GE Healthcare, Great Lakes School of Etiquette and more.

MULYP, an auxiliary of the Milwaukee Urban League, is a non‐profit organization that helps to improve the lives of Milwaukee‐area young professionals through a variety of programming and community service projects that address health, education and financial issues, to name a few.

MULYP serves as the premier organization for young professionals in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. MULYP’s mission is to engage young professionals in the Milwaukee Urban League’s movement towards the achievement of social and economic equality.

The MULYP Development Conference is free for MULYP members and costs $10 for non‐members. For more information on the event, scheduled speakers, and workshops, or to register, please visit www.tmulyp.org.

For more information on the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, please visit www.tmulyp.org, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MULYP.

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