Young Professionals of Wichita
Young Professionals of Wichita launched a new website in January 2013 to connect young professionals in the Wichita region with meaningful internship opportunities. The website helps make college students living both inside and outside Wichita aware of the variety of job opportunities in the area.
Who are YP's?
When research from the Visioneering Wichita process revealed that each young adult who leaves the Wichita area costs $300,000 in lost investment, Chamber staff realized the pressing need to immediately enter the fierce, global competition for young professionals in our community. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) was launched in June 2005, with a vision of making Wichita the Heartland's destination for young intellectual capital. With membership of nearly 2,000 and growing, this organization is comprised of bright, energetic "YPs" who promise to be extremely instrumental in the growth of Wichita over the coming years.
YPW is a membership-based organization geared towards Wichitans between 21 and 39. "YPs" are ambitious, educated, and wired; those ready to work hard, play hard, and make a difference in their community.
YPW's goals are simple.
The number one aspiration is brain gain for Wichita by:
Build Your Career
Thanks to the programs offered by Wichita's colleges and universities, it couldn't be easier to acquire an additional academic degree, keep up with current business trends or explore a new career path. You don't even have to enroll as a full-time student to take advantage of Wichita's knowledgeable faculty, extensive libraries and research tools.
Butler Community College
Cowley College & Area Vocational-Technical School
Hutchinson Community College
Tabor College - Wichita
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita
University of Phoenix
Wichita Area Technical College
Wichita State University
Wichita Technical Institute
Internship Opportunity Resources
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. Ambassador Hotel Wichita Apex Engineering International, LLC Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O’Kelly’sCase New HollandCHOOSE Networks, Inc. Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Coventry Health Care, An Aetna CompanyCox Machine, Inc. Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. Dillon Food Stores Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.Eby Construction Co. Envision, Inc. Friends University GLMV Architecture, Inc. Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau House of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation Kennedy and Coe, LLC Key Construction, Inc. Law Company Inc. LawKingdon Architecture LDF CompaniesLegacy BankLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. NCRI -- National Catastrophe Restoration Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Range Oil Company, Inc. Ritchie Exploration, Inc. Rusty Eck Ford Security 1st Title LLC Slawson Real Estate Company Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas TECT Aerospace UCI United Way of the Plains Value PlaceWescon Controls CompanyWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation
Allen Gibbs & HoulikBlack Hills EnergyBombardier LearjetCapitol Federal Savings BankCargill Meat SolutionsCommerce BankEquity BankFoulston SiefkinGrant ThorntonHutton Construction CorporationKansas Gas ServiceMeritrust Credit UnionProfessional Engineering ConsultantsSullivan Higdon & SinkWal-Mart Stores Inc. - EastWestar EnergyWichita Eagle
Bank of AmericaBeechcraft CorporationCox Communications/BusinessEmprise BankFidelity BankWesley Medical Center