Jessie Roberts, sponsorship director of Boston Young Professional Association, comes to the Innovation District with Mario Castañeda and Rick Brutti to talk about networking.
The Boston Young Professional Organization is one of the many great networking groups out there. The group caters to people primarily ages 21 to 45, but Jessie says they don’t check ID at the door. They hold events about 8 times a month. Events range from speed dating to speaker events, there is truly something for everyone. Right now they have over 22,000 members according to linkedin. The group is a great way to meet other young professionals in the area, especially if you just moved to the area. Networking is great personally and professionally.
Jessie also talks about work she does to help foreign companies come to Massachusetts and do business here. They work within the timeline you need and helps bring all the necessary people together, lawyers, CPAs, etc. together to make the transition as smooth as possible. They will also help find the towns that offer the best incentives for you company, which can save you money. Jessie says, let Massachusetts work for you.
During the interview Jessie offers some tips for getting the most out of your networking experiences.
Networking is all about establishing connections and making an impression on people that they will not forget.