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Meet Your First Friend in Rowan County Young Professionals

Are you new to the Rowan County Young Professionals (RCYP)? Feeling a bit shy about diving into events and networking opportunities? We've got the perfect solution for you! Introducing Pro Pals — your personal welcome wagon to the RCYP community.

What is Pro Pals?
Pro Pals is an innovative program designed to make your entry into RCYP smooth and enjoyable. As a newcomer, you'll be matched with an existing RCYP member who knows the ropes. Your Pro Pal will be your guide, friend, and your first connection in our community. They will accompany you to events, introduce you to other members, and help you feel at home within RCYP.

Why Join Pro Pals?

  • Fast-track your networking: Jump-start your RCYP experience by connecting with someone who's already involved.
  • Build confidence: Attending events with a buddy makes everything less intimidating and more fun.
  • Get involved: With a friend by your side, you'll find it easier to engage with our activities and opportunities.

What does it mean to be a RCYP member?
Becoming a member of the Rowan County Young Professionals (RCYP) means you’re part of a vibrant community aimed at fostering professional and personal growth among young adults. Here’s what being a member involves:

  • You are between the ages of 21 and 45, actively seeking to grow your professional network and personal development.
  • You engage with the RCYP community by attending events, supporting initiatives, and contributing to our collective success. We recognize that life can be busy, especially for young professionals. Whether you attend many events or just a few, your presence and participation are valued. There is no expectation to attend everything; what matters is your willingness to stay connected and involved at your own pace.
  • As a member, you agree to follow the RCYP Member Code of Conduct, which ensures a respectful, productive, and harassment-free environment for all members. View the RCYP Member Code of Conduct

Pro Pals is an initiative set forth by our Recruitment & Membership Committee. Interested in getting involved on a committee? LEARN MORE


For Newcomers:

Sign up to be matched with a Pro Pal who will help you navigate your new surroundings and make the most of your RCYP membership. Just fill out our newcomer form to get started.


For Existing Members:

Volunteer to be a Pro Pal and make a real difference in someone's professional journey. Sign up through our existing members form to become a beacon for new faces in our community.

Join Pro Pals today and transform the way you explore and engage with the Rowan County Young Professionals. Let's make networking easy, supportive, and exciting. We can't wait to welcome you!


Join the official Rowan Young Professional Facebook Group and learn about events, opportunities to connect, volunteer opportunities, career advice, seek recommendations for local services, and more! When you join, please introduce yourself to the group!