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Esri Young Professionals Network

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What is YPN?

Esri's Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a community for those just starting their GIS journey or experienced professionals new to the field. Learn more about the power of location technology, connect with like-minded peers and industry experts, and gain leadership experience that can advance your career.

Learn more about the power of location technology

Discover strategies for career growth and professional success.

Connect with peers and industry experts

Grow your network of innovative and tech-savvy contacts.

Gain leadership experience to advance your career

Develop and use leadership skills that raise your profile.

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Get access to GIS innovators and emerging leaders.
Make connections that encourage career growth.
Enhance leadership skills through mentorships.
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Meet the YPN Advisory Board

The advisory board is composed of Esri staff members across various departments with diverse GIS backgrounds. This group of individuals is passionate about supporting the next generation of GIS professionals and promoting career development in the GIS industry.



Faces of YPN: Haseeb Malik

Haseeb Malik shares his GIS journey from being an intern to becoming an executive leader.

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Be the next face of YPN

Share how you use GIS and offer advice to other young professionals.

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Esri YPN Ambassador Program

Become a YPN Ambassador to grow your professional network, stand out to peers and recruiters, and develop communication and leadership skills. Complete a subset of activities for your YPN Ambassador badge and certificate, then show off your badge to demonstrate your commitment to growing your career and expanding your network.

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Use social media to boost your GIS career

Social media is a powerful tool for developing an identity that aligns with your goals and values. This ebook—published in collaboration with the URISA Vanguard Cabinet and the Esri Young Professionals Network—explains how you can use social media to explore career growth opportunities, meaningful connections, and opportunities for collaboration.

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Request your Esri YPN digital swag

Share your official Esri YPN member badge, virtual backgrounds, LinkedIn cover banners, and other swag with your network.

Get your swag
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Join Esri's YPN

Stay inspired and motivated on your career journey by joining the Esri Young Professionals Network.