Student Speed Networking

Thursday, October 24, 2019

YPT-Chicago is bringing one of our favorite events back for a 5th year! Together with our professional partners – APBP, COMTO, ITE,  WTS, and Transport Chicago – we are bringing students and professionals together for a session of speed networking!

Are you a student who wants to learn what kind of careers are out there? Interested in transportation and urban planning but don’t know where to begin? Join us! We will have professionals from the full spectrum of transportation areas and they want to share what they love about the industry with you! Students, please sign up here.

Are you a professional eager to share your experiences in the field of transportation with the next generation of young professionals? RSVP here

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire preferred. This is not a recruitment event, so we ask that you please leave resumes at home.

Please bring an ID to present at the front desk. Advance registration is recommended to expedite the check-in process.

Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested!

Event details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019

5:00pm – Doors Open

5:30pm – Start

Where: Chicago Transit Authority, 567 W Lake St, Chicago, IL (at the Clinton Green/Pink line station, or an easy walk from Ogilvie and Union Stations)

Registration: StudentsProfessionals


At YPT events and through our Facebook page, you can find like-minded people or, alternately, individuals with a different point of view than yours. Whoever you want to know better, it’s likely they’ve been to one of our events. And when you consider what puts the ‘Y’ in YPT, there’s a good chance you’ll meet the next generation of innovators and industry leaders, just by extending a hand or swapping cards.

Please check our calendar below for upcoming events. We will also regularly post updates on our news page.

Have an idea for an event you want? Want to help plan an upcoming event? Let us know!


“With YPT, I’ve found a professionally diverse group that celebrates shaping transportation policy at the grassroots level. It’s a member-driven organization, with a healthy mix of social events and career development opportunities.”