Molly Hamill, CMP
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
IAEE Young Professional Committee
We’re at the half way point of 2017! There’s two ways to look at this. First, how is it June already? Or second, how is it only June? I’m leaning toward: How is it June already? Everyone is busy with their current careers, and in my opinion, this is great! It means that people in the industry are trusting us YPs to get the job done. Let’s keep it up and keep reminding other generations that we know what we’re doing.
The Expo! Expo! Education Committee graciously allowed us to join their review session that took place last month in Alexandria, VA. With help from the Expo! Expo! sub-committee of the Young Professional Committee, I provided insight on what would benefit and be valuable for YPs. The consensus is that everyone, including industry veterans, is over the topic of millennials. I’m personally thrilled to hear this.
I am asking that all YPs rally to support each other, and one way to do this is by hosting a YP Meet-Up within your chapter. It doesn’t have to be fancy or sponsored. Post on your chapter Facebook page to see if anyone is in town to grab drink, snack or even go for a walk/workout class. It’s literally a meet-up. Chat about anything going on in your professional or personal life.