Opportunity Abounds at IBS for Young Professionals

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show by on December 8, 2016 1 Comment

The International Builders’ Show has a lot to offer the under-40 crowd. If you’re a young professional or a student headed toward a career in the construction industry, and thinking about making your way to Orlando in January, here’s a snapshot of what’s in it for you.

For those who are interested in NAHB involvement at the national level, the Young Professionals Committee meeting (Monday, Jan. 11) is an excellent place to start. The committee will hold small-group discussions on various issues and lay out its 2017 goals and strategic plan.

The first recipients of the new NAHB Young Professional Award, which recognizes the hard work and outstanding potential of young members as they begin to serve as leaders in the home building industry, will be honored at a ceremony right after the meeting.

On Tuesday afternoon, young professionals and students can listen in and learn about the specific skills needed and what mistakes to avoid when starting a new business at the young professionals thought leaders session (co-hosted by the Young Professionals Committee and NAHB Professional Women in Building). And later that evening, kick back with friends and colleagues just outside the convention center at the Beer Garden at Show Village. This popular networking event features free beer (while supplies last) and live music.

Still in school? Don’t miss the NAHB Student Career Fair on Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of potential employers will be onsite. For those very early in their careers and looking to advance, the Young Professionals Committee is hosting a career workshop, offering practical advice, resources and information on moving up through the ranks in home building.

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These are just a few of the events created with students and young professionals in mind; but there are dozens more.

IBS 2017 offers numerous and varied professional opportunities designed to provide  the tools and resources necessary to advance and develop useful career and business skills, experience and connections. Register today and join in the fun!

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  1. West Meade says:

    I’ve heard from a lot of other individuals that there’s a lot of fear about people aging out of the industry, and that younger people don’t want to work in one that’s so hard. Glad to hear there are still good opportunities to encourage them!

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