Posts Categorized: Board Member Post

RYP Interviews Sir Rocha Says

Down-to-earth, passionate, and well-respected, Linh Phillips is the founder and author of Sir Rocha Says, a blog that enthusiastically spotlights Rochester’s diverse food & drink scene. Sir Rocha Says’s Instagram account features over 11,000 followers, her Twitter recently won ROC City News’s Best Local Twitter award in 2016, and her impressive website was nominated for… Read more

Start Salsa Dancing This Year

Are you looking for a new hobby with tremendous mental and health benefits that is also fun? If yes, this blog post is for you. WAIT! Before you scroll to the next article tell me if this sounds good. You can engage in a fun activity that helps with anxiety and depression, is culturally diverse, helps… Read more

Tackling Social Situations as an Introvert

Being an introverted person, it’s hard to walk up to someone you don’t know and introduce yourself. At social and networking events, you tend to find yourself talking to the only people you know or standing in the corner by yourself. I, myself have been battling with this for quite some time and have recently… Read more

Why Pets Should be Allowed in the Workplace

Having pets in the workplace isn’t such an outrageous idea. In fact, as of 2015, eight percent of workplaces in the United States allowed their employees to bring pets to work. While it doesn’t sound like a massive number, the trend of workplace pets is slowly increasing. Some may think that bigger companies like Google,… Read more

Mice are Better Investors than Humans

Mice are Better Investors than Humans A pretty bold statement. Let me prove it to you: A study was done comparing mice to humans. In the study mice were placed in a cage that had two buttons. The first button would deliver food randomly 8/10 times, and the second button only 2/10 times. For humans,… Read more

Why and How to Move Back to Your Hometown

There is a big difference between growing up somewhere and actually choosing to live there. Many young professionals find themselves far from their hometown in post-college lives, tackling a bigger city and traveling the world. Our generation is fortunate to have a period in our twenties where we can afford life in bigger cities while… Read more

A Guide for Young Professionals Who Have Decided to Relocate

Many young professionals can relate to the feeling of experiencing a transition. New jobs, a new place, new relationships, new friends, new colleagues, finishing school, leaving school, going back to school. Many of these experiences are inevitable for us young professionals. In fact, if you are like me, sometimes it feels like there are more… Read more

Why Millennials Should ROC the Vote!

We’re not alone, we overhear people complain all the time – in line at the grocery store, at work, out at happy hour – about issues that impact their lives and how they wish something would be done. Sometimes the concerns are minor like the giant pothole they have to drive around to get home,… Read more

Ways to Beat the Heat

When I began to tell my friends back home that I was going to pack up my life and move to Rochester, more often than not they’d say “I’d love to visit, but I don’t want to use my vacation to go somewhere so cold.” They didn’t know much about our beloved ROC. For those… Read more

Interview Tips

Yes! I got an interview! But, now what? You’ve heard it all before, what to do and what not to do during an interview. Don’t arrive late, but don’t arrive too early. Dress professional and lay off the accessories. Bring copies of your resume. Research all of the most common interview questions and think about… Read more