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Tahoe Regional Young Professionals hosts Adulting 101 at Tahoe Mountain Lab

Autumn Whitney
awhitney@tahoedailytribune.com

Having a full-time job, a mortgage and car payments all fall under “adulting,” a term used these days to describe tasks associated with growing up, and which is also the focus of Tahoe Regional Young Professionals’ upcoming event.

The nonprofit’s next installment of its professional development series, Adulting 101: Modern Day Mentorship, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 at the Tahoe Mountain Lab. The class will focus on four main topics: the types of mentoring relationships, tips on finding a mentor, how to create respectful relationships and how to be a good mentee.

“TRYP wants to help build a community that will help young professionals thrive in the Tahoe area. Strong personal and professional relationships are an important part of successful communities.

“As we discussed how to assist with the process of relationship building we kept hearing the word ‘mentor.’ During these discussions, we decided to create an event that would meet this need and connect our members with mentors in the community,” Adulting 101 event leader Amber Aneloski said.

A panel discussion (featuring a Q&A with Brad Jones, Jamie Orr and John Rice) will be followed by Speed Networking, allowing attendees the opportunity to create new professional relationships.

“The panelists are all local professionals. They all have experience as mentors and mentees and are more successful because of those relationships,” Aneloski noted.

The three panelists showcase the diverse landscape of Tahoe. Jones was the VP of operations, EHS, Risk Management for Vail Resorts Retail until he retired in 2015. Orr is an avid science educator with a Ph.D in theoretical physics, and is also a co-founder of Tahoe Mountain Lab. For 35 years Rice has worked in ski area management and currently serves on the Lake Valley Fire Protection District board of directors.

If you’re looking to jumpstart your career, this is the workshop for you.

“Personal and professional relationships are necessary for success. Teaching young professionals how to find a mentor will help them build careers and adjust to our unique community. Strong connections will help motivated and talented individuals find new job opportunities, housing, opportunities to become involved in organizations and more relationships in the Tahoe area,” Aneloski said.

The event is free for TRYP members and $5 for non-members.

Adulting 101 begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. Tahoe Mountain Lab is located at 3079 Harrison Ave. Visit http://www.tahoetryp.org/professional-development to reserve a spot and learn more.