The Purposeful Approach

You know when you feel the day was a blur?  When the time between your head leaving and returning to the pillow was a flurry of chaos? Days like these were my norm for years. Sure, I had some successes in this fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants way of living, but there came a point where I was slamming… Read more

Your Other Life Partner, A Mentor

As a young professional, any field can have its difficulties to navigate.  One thing I recommend to anyone who values their career is to have a mentor.  Whether you’ve been in the business for 30+ years, or are just starting out, the value of a mentor is exponential. Fortunately for me, my amazing mentor Wendy… Read more

How Does Volunteering Benefit You?

Co-Authors:  Amanda Sharpe & Sarah Picciotto Have you ever found yourself wondering on a personal level “why should I volunteer?” We all know that volunteering has a positive effect upon communities and is something we should do. But when the reasons are explained to us it’s usually in terms of how volunteering is beneficial to… Read more

So… It’s a Date

Dating, whether it is a first date or a 30th date, can be challenging. Deciding what to do or where to go can be a long drawn out debate filled with shrugs and indecision. While there’s a time and a place for dinner and a movie, don’t forget to explore the many other unique and… Read more

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Productive Are You Feeling?

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment.  We all have those times where we feel much less productive and motivated at work.  It’s those times where even the smallest of tasks feels like they’re impossible to complete.  Instead of throwing in the towel and thinking there’s nothing you can do about it, keep in… Read more

New Year’s Resolution #1: Stick to This Year’s Resolution

We’ve all been there.  It’s December 31st.  The clock strikes midnight and it’s officially the new year!  We’re excited for a fresh start and can’t wait to see what the year has in store.  We vow to ourselves that this is the year we’ll actually stick to our New Year’s resolutions… and then everyday life… Read more

A Great Time to be in Rochester

Welcome to the new and improved RYP website! As 2015 comes to an end and we celebrate the launch of our new website, it seems fitting to reflect on another great year for RYP and why we believe now is such a great time to be a young professional here in Rochester. For any readers who are… Read more