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Young Professionals


If you are a young professional looking for a way to connect with the community, network, and develop as a leader, the Innovation Valley has several opportunities for you!

Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK)

We’re committed to the vision of “our” Knoxville – a place where young professionals serve the community; unite with one another, and inspire greatness. We seek to develop relationships with ambitious, skilled, and selfless members across a myriad of careers and industries within the Knoxville community. We are YPK, an organization that unifies young professionals through building relationships, serving our community and cultivating our Knoxville.
Point of Contact: Use "Contact" tab on website.

Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals

The Young Professionals of the Knoxville Area Urban League is an affiliate of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), a nationwide network of young professionals who provide leadership development, economic empowerment and community volunteer opportunities for other young professionals.
Point of Contact: info@thekaul.org

Young Professionals of Oak Ridge

The mission of the Young Professionals of Oak Ridge (YPOR) is to encourage growth and development of young professionals, and to assist in providing knowledge and encouraging community involvement in the areas of business, social, cultural, and recreational activities.
Point of Contact: ypoakridge@gmail.com

Early Career Professionals at ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Early Career Professionals will foster an inclusive environment for Young Professionals.  The sustainability of the lab depends upon the growth and contribution of unseasoned professionals. The purpose of the organization will be to promote ORNL as an employer of choice for promising talent and to provide the lab with recommendations for the enhancement of the work environment. Only with Inclusivity can ORNL attract and retain the best and brightest.
Point of Contact: Josh Scull

Young Professionals of Loudon County

If you are interested in helping form a group in Loudon County, TN please contact us.
Point of Contact: Andrea Lucas

Connect Y-12

Connect Y-12 provides opportunities for employees working at the Y-12 National Security Complex who are early in their careers to join together with peers and business leaders for professional development and networking events at Y‑12 and in the surrounding communities.
Point of Contact: Ivory Patten

Knoxville Bar Association Barristers

Advocate, Educate, and Serve
The Barristers’ mission is threefold: to advocate, educate, and serve. Its membership consists of over 350 young lawyers who meet the basic eligibility requirements: (1) the member must also be an active member of the greater KBA and (2) the member must be 36 years of age or younger or must have been practicing law for five years or less.

The Knoxville Barristers are lawyers who are members of the Knoxville Bar Association and who are under 36 years of age or who have been practicing law less than five years.  Probably no other local bar association and group of young attorneys work harder or have a more diverse list of public service opportunities than those right here in Knoxville. While providing valuable and appreciated public service, these young lawyers have fun enjoying each other and serving others.   For more information about the Barristers, please contact any member of the Barristers Executive Committee or feel free to contact the Chairs of the Barristers Committees.
Point of Contact: Katrina Atchley Arbogast


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